- Draft Control
- Baked Anode Cooling
- Unpacking Baked Anodes
- Opacity/Smoking Flues
- Holding a Fire
- Firing the Crossover
Proper anode baking is essential for optimum potroom operations. If anodes are not baked properly, negative consequences such as dusting, cracking,
airburning, and soft butts will occur. This course will teach how open top ring furnace(s) should be operated to bake anodes properly and avoid
these potential issues while minimizing fuel consumption.
In addition, attendees will develop a basic understanding of the principles behind proper operations. Ever wondered about the difference between the preheating and baking sections? How to eliminate smoking flues? How to minimize operating costs and maximize furnace life? What the proper flue gas temperature targets should be? What the proper amount of furnace draft should be? These questions and many, many more will be answered during the lecture and discussion sessions of this course.
Date and Time:
Sunday, February 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How to Register:
Register using the
online registration form or download the
registration form (PDF)
and mail or fax with your payment.
Cost is $475 for members and $560 for nonmembers.
Euel Cutshall, Anode Consultant for the Aluminum Industry
Euel Cutshall Consulting, Alabama, USA
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