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2019 TMS Anode Technology for the Aluminum Industry Course (Anode 19)

September 9 – 13, 2019 • Fretheim Hotel• Flåm, Norway

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Discount Registration Deadline: July 29, 2019

Improve efficiency and anode performance with your company at the 2019 Anode Technology for the Aluminum Industry Course (Anode 19)—a practical, operations-focused course from TMS. Building on the success of previous courses held in 2014 2015, and 2017, Anode 2019 will present practical topics in the development of anodes, such as rodding and fume control with an emphasis on operational aspects and theoretical lectures.

Returning after a successful 2017 iteration, this course is part of the highly impactful TMS series of courses developed expressly for the aluminum industry. This series has developed into maturity since its inception in 1995 and has received sponsorship from the TMS Light Metals Division and Aluminum Committee. Learn more about TMS’s suite of aluminum courses here.

What You Will Learn

The Anode 19 course provides a basic understanding of the principles and operating practices needed for consistent production of high-quality anodes. Topics to be addressed include:

  • CTP and CPC Raw Materials
  • Green Anode Production
  • Anode Baking
  • Anode Rodding
  • Emissions Control
  • Anode Cover Materials
  • Anode Performance and Design Considerations
  • Hydro Aluminium AS Plant Tour

For a more detailed look at the technical topics, visit the Course Curriculum page.

Who Will Benefit

Plant managers, anode area managers, process engineers, technical managers, and anode area supervisors will all benefit from attending this course.

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Course Sponsors and Organizers


Anode 19 is a TMS Aluminum Course.

This course is sponsored by the TMS Light Metals Division and the Aluminum Committee, and is being organized and taught by the following individuals:

Les Edwards (lead instructor), Rain CII Carbon LLC, USA
Robert Higginson, SCCR Pty Ltd., Australia
Christopher Kuhnt, RAIN Carbon Inc., USA
Stephen Lindsay, Alcoa Inc., USA (retired)
Barry Sadler, Net Carbon Consulting Pty Ltd., Australia

Learn more about each instructor and the expertise they have to offer attendees at this course.

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