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TMS SHORT COURSES
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be held September 7-12, 2003, at the Delta Quebec (formerly the Hotel Radisson Quebec), Quebec,
QC, Canada, Aluminum Electrolysis is a 4.5 day course on the theoretical
and practical aspects of primary aluminum production. It provides a
better understanding of the electrolysis process and an overview of
the state of the art. Its goal is to promote more efficient operation
of aluminum smelters and stimulate corresponding research and development.
Previously held in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2001 the Light
Metals Division of TMS will hold
the 2003 course in Quebec, QC, Canada to feature an on-site visit to
Aluminerie de Deschambault.
Who Should Attend?
This course is directed to anyone who operates Hall-Heroult cells or contributes
to the development of aluminum production technology.
- Alumina Properties
- Anode Carbon
- Bath Chemistry
- Cathode Blocks
- Cathode Refractories
- Cell Start-Up
- Cell Modernization
- Cell Operations & Current Efficiency
- Magnetic Modeling
- Perfluorocarbon Emissions
- Practical Application to Operations
- Principles of Aluminum Electrolysis
- Process Control
- Process Simulation
- Producing Good Quality Anodes
- Tour of Aluminum Smelter
- Smelter Organizational Structure and Management Style
- Workers’ Health, Safety and Hygiene
Extensive group discussions will cover solving technical problems
at aluminum smelters to increase production, lower energy consumption,
improve metal quality and reduce environmental emissions within the
- bath chemistry
- cell operations
- potroom problems
Lectures will be presented as outlined below, featuring an international
faculty. Among the others, the following individuals will serve as course
- Ron Barclay, Alcoa Inc.
- Wayne Hale, Kennecot Minerals Company
- Warren Haupin, Alcoa Inc., Retired
- Dick Jeltsch, Consultant, Formerly Kaiser Aluminum
- Halvor Kvande, Hydro Aluminium Primary Metal, Norway
- Vinko Potocnik, Vinko Potocnik Consultant, Formerly Alcan
- Alton Tabereaux, Alcoa Inc.
- Gary Tarcy, Alcoa Inc.
- Mark Taylor, Comalco Ltd., Australia
- Barry Welch, Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand
the event that course registration is not sufficient,
attendees will be notified of course cancellation a
minimum of 10 days prior to the scheduled beginning
of the course. Individuals wishing to cancel their registration
may due so on or before the August 15, 2003 registration
deadline, for a minimal processing fee. No refunds will
be granted after the August 15 deadline.
When: The course will run 4 1/2 days. Monday-Thursday
from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Friday from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. A Welcome Reception
will be held Sunday evening.
(formerly the Hotel Radisson Quebec)
690 boulevard Rene-Levesque est.
Quebec, QC G1R 5A8
Lodging charges are not included in the tuition fee; however, a block
of rooms has been reserved with the Delta Quebec (formerly the Hotel Radisson) (Telephone
418/647-1717, Fax 418/647-2146) at a group rate of $159/CD + taxes per
night for single or double occupancy. Participants are expected to make
own reservations by August 7, 2003.
Tuition: The cost per participant is $1,650 (US Dollars), which
includes course notes, a welcome reception, all refreshments during
course breaks, continental breakfasts, lunches, the smelter tour, and
a closing reception/dinner.
Registration: To register for the Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis
course, complete the secure
on-line registration form (or download the registration form in
portable document format)
and submit with payment before August 15, 2003. A limited number of
participants (60 to 80) can be accommodated in the course based on a
first come, first serve basis. Class size is limited in the interest
of participant interaction. Early registration is encouraged; previous
courses have sold out.
The complete advance mailer
is available for download in portable document format and can be printed
Acrobat. If you have additional questions, please contact:
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale PA 15086 USA
Telephone: 724-776-9000 ext. 212