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September 19–23, 2016

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TMS 2016 Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis
September 19–23, 2016 • Nanshan Aluminum Company • Longkou City, Shandong Province, China
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TMS is a leading resource for practical, solutions-based courses in aluminum production, beginning with the Industrial Aluminum Course in 1995. At this course, attendees will:
  • Learn the latest techniques from seven world-class instructors in a small group setting, allowing for a more customized 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.
Who Will Benefit
  • Technical and Project Managers
  • Hall-Héroult Superintendants, Supervisors, and Operators
  • Primary Aluminum Production Technology Developers
What You Will Learn
  • Anode Cells: Reactions and Consumption
  • Anode Effect Mechanism and Emission Rates
  • Cell Energy Input and Its Utilizations Cell Shutdown and Restart
  • Crust and Alumina Powder Dissolution and Cell Feeding
  • Current Efficiency Theory and Practices for Continuous Improvement
  • Diagnosis and Corrections of Problem Pots
  • Electrolyte Compositions
  • Electrical Safety in Potrooms
  • Fluoride Emissions Control
  • Heat Balance Fundamentals
  • Impact of Alumina Properties on Pot Operations
  • Introduction to the Aluminum Electrolysis Process
  • Measurements Technique for Pot Analysis
  • Measures to Control Metal Purity in Prebake Reduction Cell
  • Measures to Manage Pot Complement
You can also download a Course Agenda in English or Chinese.
This course is being organized and taught by the following individuals:
  • Halvor Kvande, Lead Organizer/Instructor
    Professor Emeritus, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Stephen Lindsay
    Manager, Process Technology, Alcoa
  • Vinko Potocnik
    President, Vinko Potocnik Consultant Inc.
  • Alton Tabereaux
    Technical Consultant, Aluminum Smelting
  • Barry Welch
    Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland and Director, Welbank Consulting
  • Naixiang Feng
    Professor, Institute of Light Metals Metallurgy, School of Metallurgy, Northeastern University
  • Zhaowen Wang
    Professor, Institute of Light Metals Metallurgy, School of Metallurgy, Northeastern University
Learn more about the background and experience of each instructor on the Curriculum and Instructors page of the website.

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