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12th PREMIER COURSE ON THE THEORY & PRACTICE OF PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION: INDUSTRIAL ALUMINUM ELECTROLYSIS
September 12-16, 2005  · Knoxville, Tennessee

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Course LogoIndustrial Aluminum Electrolysis 2005

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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is directed to anyone who operates Hall-Heroult cells or contributes to the development of primary aluminum production technology.

 

COURSE TOPICS
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, and Potroom problems. Other course topics include:
  • Alternative Aluminum Production Processes
  • Alumina Quality and Solubility
  • Anode
  • Anode Effects
  • Bath Chemistry
  • Carbon Dust in Pots
  • Cathode and Cathode Materials
  • Cell Start-Up
  • Cell Operations and Current Efficiency
  • Diagnosis of Problem Pots
  • History of Aluminum Production
  • Increasing Pot Productivity
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Measurement Techniques for Pot Analysis
  • Perfluorocarbon Emissions
  • Pot Productivity
  • Pot Tuning Optimization
  • Potroom Ventilation
  • Practical Application to Operations
  • Principles of Aluminum Electrolysis
  • Process Control
  • Process Simulation
  • Safety in the Aluminum Industry
  • Tour of Aluminum Smelter

 

COURSE PRESENTERS

Lectures feature the following international faculty who will serve as course presenters:

Canada
Benedicte Allard Carbone Savoie, Canada
France
Philippe Beghein
SGL Carbon Group, France
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Roy Cahill
Alcoa Inc., USA
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Warren Haupin
Alcoa Inc., Retired, USA
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Dick Jeltsch
Consultant, Formerly Kaiser Aluminum, USA
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Erik Jensen
EAJ Consulting, USA
Norway
Halvor Kvande
Hydro Aluminium Primary Metal, Norway
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Steve Lindsay
Alcoa Inc., USA
Canada
Vinko Potocnik
Consultant, Canada
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Alton Tabereaux
Alcoa Inc., USA
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Gary Tarcy
Alcoa Inc., USA
New Zealand
Mark Taylor
University of Auckland, New Zealand
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Barry Welch
Welbank Consulting, New Zealand
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Nick Zienkowicz

Vulcan Refractories, Ltd., Great Britain

 

COURSE REGISTRATION & DETAILS

When: The course will run 4½ days; Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. A hosted Welcome Reception will be held Sunday evening.

Crown PlazaWhere: Crown Plaza Knoxville (formerly Radisson Summit Hill)
401 Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: 865-522-2600
Lodging charges are not included in the tuition fee, however, a block of rooms have been reserved with the Radisson Summit Hill at a group rate of $85/US + taxes per night for single or double occupancy. Participants are expected to make their own reservations by August 15, 2005. Insert travel dates to book under "optional travel information". Type in the Group Booking Code of "TMS". (You'll receive confirmation via e-mail.)

Tuition: The cost per participant is $1,650 (US Dollars), which includes course notes, a welcome reception, refreshment breaks, breakfast each day, lunch each day, the smelter tour, and a closing reception/dinner. Also, sponsored evening social events are planned.

Registration: To register complete the secure on-line registration form, or download the advanced mailer and submit with payment before August 15, 2005. A limited number of participants 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.

In the event that course registration is not sufficient, attendees will be notified of the course cancellation a minimum of 10 days prior to the scheduled beginning of the course. Individuals wishing to cancel their registration may do so on or before the August 15 registration deadline, for a minimal processing fee. No refunds will be processed after the August 15 deadline.

FOR MORE INFORMATION . . .

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


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