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2023 TMS Anode Technology for the Aluminum Industry Course (Anode 2023)

September 10-14, 2023 • The Gulf Hotel Bahrain • Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

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This course took place from September 10–14, 2023. Please join the e-mail list to receive updates about future TMS Aluminum Courses.

Improve the efficiency and anode performance for your company at the 2023 Anode Technology for the Aluminum Industry Course (Anode 2023)—a practical, operations-focused course from TMS. Building on the success of previous courses held in 2014 2015, 2017, and 2019, Anode 2023 will present practical topics in the development of anodes, such as rodding and fume control with an emphasis on operational aspects and theoretical lectures.

As part of the aluminum industry’s effort to improve productivity, increase energy efficiency, and reduce emissions, it has worked to pursue the development of improved anode technology. Anode technology is a critical element to safe and optimal potroom operations.

This course aims to provide a forum for teaching practical topics in the development of anodes with an emphasis on operational aspects over theoretical lectures. Leading experts in anode technology will provide an overview of the key principles and operating practices needed for consistent production of high-quality anodes.

What You Will Learn

The Anode 2023 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
  • Aluminium Bahrain Plant Tour

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

Who Should Take This Course

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

“This was well organized. The group evening and entertainment were greatly appreciated and fun. The instructors were professional and had extensive knowledge.” – 2019 Participant

“The quality of instructors regarding their experience was above expectations.” – 2017 Participant


Discount Registration Deadline:
July 31, 2023

Course Dates:
September 10-14, 2023

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Course Sponsors and Organizers

TMS Aluminum Course
Anode 2023 is a TMS Aluminum Course.

This course is sponsored by the TMS Aluminum Committee and the TMS Professional Development Committee and is being organized and taught by the following individuals

Lead Instructor:

Les Edwards, Rain Carbon Inc.


Christopher Kuhnt, Rain CII Carbon LLC
Stephen Lindsay, Alcoa/Hatch
Alan Tomsett, Rio Tinto Pacific Operations
Barry Sadler, Net Carbon Consulting Pty Ltd.

Go to the Instructors section to view bios and learn more about their expertise and professional experience.

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