|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Reduction Technology
||DX+ Ultra – EGA High Productivity, Low Energy Cell Technology
||Nadia Ahli, Abdalla Zarouni, Michel Reverdy
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
After successful development and industrial implementation of DX and DX+ Cell Technologies, DUBAL (EGA Jebel Ali) launched several initiatives to lower CAPEX and cell energy consumption. The result is DX+ Ultra Cell Technology, installed in five demonstration cells, which were started up in March to May 2014 at 450 kA. The main new features of DX+ Ultra Cell Technology are: reduced cell-to-cell distance as well as proprietary novel-design split anode risers, collector bar copper inserts and cathode flexes. More than one year of excellent performance at 455 kA with 95 % current efficiency and net specific energy consumption of 12.8 kWh/kg Al has confirmed that the technology is ready for industrial implementation. DX+ Ultra Cell Technology has been selected for Alba Potline 6 expansion. Further optimisation of the cells is underway to deliver best-in-class technology to the client; this includes larger busbar cross-sections for even lower energy consumption.
||Planned: Light Metals