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October 19–23, 2015

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September 21, 2015

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TMS 2015 Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis
October 19–23, 2015 • Essen, Germany
"I especially liked the fact that it was very practical and based on real data from smelters. This information will definitely help me to target what we should be working on to improve."
—Past Course Attendee
A highlight of the TMS 2015 Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis course is a plant tour of two Trimet Aluminium facilities.

The course fee includes transportation to the tour location.

Trimet Voerde Plant
Schleusenstraße 11
46562 Voerde, Germany
With an annual production capacity for 95,000 metric tonnes of primary aluminum, the Trimet Voerde facility operates 188 electrolytic furnaces in two production halls, with Kaiser P69 technology operating at 183kA. The potrooms were equipped with new PTAs in the early 2000's, demonstrating the possibility to install and use significantly larger and heavier cranes without a major reworking on an existing building. The facility also features an anode plant featuring a modern, open top furnace, vacuum vibro compactor for anode forming, and an automated storage area for anodes.
Trimet Essen Plant
Aluminiumallee 1
45356 Essen, Germany
Trimet’s Essen plant operates 360 electrolytic furnaces in three production halls. The technology used is alusuisse EPT14 and EPT17 end-to-end, vehicle operated. The main feature of the potrooms is a test section with 16 cells called the "virtual battery," featuring an optimized bus bar system and shell heat exchanger technology. The goal of this approach is to prove that it is possible for reduction cells to act as a grid storage for electricity, releasing energy when the demand is high, while using additional energy while demand is low or the supply is enhanced through wind or solar generated power. Another feature of the Essen plant is a modern cast house. The facility annually produces 165,000 metric tonnes of primary aluminum, 245,000 metric tonnes of cast products, and 75,000 metric tonnes of recycled aluminum scrap.

PLEASE NOTE: Plant visitors are required to wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes. Hard hats, safety glasses, and visitor coats will be provided and required to be worn in the production areas.
Photo credits: Trimet

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