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About the TMS Short Course Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis 2003

11th PREMIER COURSE ON THE THEORY & PRACTICE OF PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION: INDUSTRIAL ALUMINUM ELECTROLYSIS
September 7-12, 2003  · Quebec, Canada

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Course LogoTo 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.

Course Topics

  • 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 areas of:

  • 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 presenters:

  • 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 International Ltd.
  • Alton Tabereaux, Alcoa Inc.
  • Gary Tarcy, Alcoa Inc.
  • Mark Taylor, Comalco Ltd., Australia
  • Barry Welch, Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand
CANCELLATION POLICY

In 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.

Administrative Details

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.

Where:
Delta Quebec
(formerly the Hotel Radisson Quebec)
690 boulevard Rene-Levesque est.
Quebec, QC G1R 5A8
Canada

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.

Questions?

The complete advance mailer is available for download in portable document format and can be printed using Adobe Acrobat. If you have additional questions, please contact:

Christina Raabe
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale PA 15086 USA
Telephone: 724-776-9000 ext. 212
Facsimile: 724-776-3770
E-mail: raabe@tms.org


The information on this page is maintained by Christina Raabe (raabe@tms.org).

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