|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Reduction Technology
||Detection of Local Cell Conditions Based on Individual Anode Current Measurements
||Yuchen Yao, Cheuk-Yi Cheung, Jie Bao, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, Barry Welch, Sergey Akhmetov
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The application of individual anode current measurements in the Hall-Héroult cells has been investigated to aid cell monitoring, in addition to the conventional use of cell voltage measurements. Its advantages are significant, especially in large amperage cells, where information from the voltage signal is heavily diluted. One common use of individual anode current measurements is to identify process faults that can cause a significant change in the local current flow paths between anode busbar and the metal pad. While this detection is simple and direct, there are other consequential changes in cell conditions that impact the current distribution in the vicinity of a problem anode. This paper presents a Moving Window Kernel PCA based method to extract spatial information from the individual anode current signals by incorporating other known process variables.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume