2017 Anode Technology for the Aluminum Industry Course

September 17 - 22, 2017 • Château Arnaud • Sept-Îles, Québec, Canada

Course Curriculum

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The 2017 daily course agenda is now available. Download the PDF now for a look at topics that will be covered during this program.

Leading experts in the anode technology field will provide an overview of the key principles and operating practices needed for consistent production of high-quality anodes necessary for optimum potroom operations in this course. Specific topics to be addressed during this program include:

Green Mill
  • Raw Materials
  • Dry Aggregate
  • Preheating
  • Mixing
  • Forming
  • Cooling

Baking Furnaces

  • Packing
  • Sealing
  • Firing
  • Draft Control
  • Cooling
  • Unpacking
  • "Dirty" Fires
  • Holding a Fire
  • Firing the Crossover


  • Anode Butt Cleaning and Processing
  • Anode Butt Sodium and Calcium
  • Cast Iron Chemistry
  • Induction Furnace Operations
  • Condition of Yokes and Stubs
  • Rodded Anode Quality Criteria
  • Anode Covering Material

Anode Consumption

  • Anode Testing
  • Anode Problems
  • Connection between Anode Quality and Performance Potlines

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