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TMS 2019 Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis Course: The Definitive Theory and Practice of Primary Aluminum Production (IAE 19)

November 10-14, 2019 • Aluminium Bahrain Plant • Askar, Kingdom of Bahrain (Bahrain)

The TMS 2019 Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis Course: The Definitive Theory and Practice of Primary Aluminum Production (IAE 19) is a five-day professional development opportunity. The course is planned to be interactive in nature, comprised of lectures with open group discussions, lectures, and a smelter tour. The 2017 Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis course promotes the exchange of scientific and technological advancements in primary aluminum production to a worldwide audience.

At this course, you will:

  • Learn the latest techniques from four world-class instructors in a small group setting, allowing for a more personalized learning experience.
  • Link theory and practice by applying concepts at your own operations.
  • Gain the tools and information you need to save costs and improve productivity and emissions.

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.


Discount Registration Deadline:
September 24, 2019

Housing Deadline:
September 24, 2019

Course Dates:
November 10-14, 2019

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What You Will Learn

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Busbars and MHD of High Amperage Cells
  • Cathodes - Cathode Lining Degradation Mechanisms
  • Cathodes - Cathode Lining Materials Selection and Design Issues
  • Cell Operational Diagnostics
  • Cell Shutdown and Restart
  • Cell Voltage and Alumina Feeding Control
  • Current Efficiency. Theory and Practices for Continuous Improvement
  • Energy Consumption
  • Impact of Alumina Properties on Pot Operations
  • Introduction to the Aluminum Electrolysis Process
  • Maximizing Pots in Operation
  • Measurements Techniques for Pot Analysis
  • Practical Cell Operation Problems - Questions from Participants and Discussion and Sharing of Experiences
  • Safety First! Electrical Safety in Potrooms

For a more detailed topic list, visit the Course Curriculum page.

Who Will Benefit

  • Technical and Project Managers
  • Hall-Héroult and Cast Shop Superintendents, Supervisors, and Operators
  • Primary Aluminum Production Technology Developers and Smelter Supplier

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Course Sponsors and Organizers

IAE 19 is a TMS Aluminum Course.

This course is sponsored by the TMS Light Metals Division and the Aluminum Committee.

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

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