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TMS 2010: Shutdown and Restart of Aluminum Potlines
February 14-18, 2010 • Washington State Convention Center • Seattle, WA
The economic downturn has made this year the most difficult period in the recent history of industrial aluminum production. Many potlines, and even whole smelters, have been forced to a shutdown. However, it is expected that the majority of these pots will be restarted when the financial conditions have improved and the economy has recovered again.
This course aims at discussing both how to shut down the pots with the purpose of restarting them again in the future, and the restarting. This may cause serious challenges with respect to not only the restarting procedures and work practices, but also possible cathode damage and the risk of significantly reduced pot life."
Who should attend?
This course is mainly intended for managers, superintendents, supervisors and operators who are directly involved in this type of work, but will also be useful for anyone working with aluminum potlines. Also those in R&D as well as those involved in providing technical services and products to potlines will benefit from the course, because the restart of potlines will be an interesting learning experience.
Thomas R. Alcorn, reduction technology manager, Noranda
Aluminum Inc., New Madrid, Missouri.
Alton Tabereaux, technical consultant in prebake and Soderberg
Morten Sørlie, corporate specialist, Elkem Aluminium ANS, Kristiansand,
Norway, and adjunct professor, Institute of Materials Technology at Norwegian
How to register
Register by January 15, 2010 using the
Online Registration Form or download
Registration Form (PDF)
and mail or fax with your payment. Cost is $475 for members and $560 for nonmembers
and includes lunch for each attendee.
Date and Time:
Sunday, February 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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