|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Reduction Technology
||AP12 Low Energy Technology at ALRO Smelter
||Marian Cilianu, Bertrand Allano, Gheorghe Dobra, Ion Mihaescu, Claude Ritter, Andre Auge, Yves Caratini
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Electricity cost is the main differentiator of the competitive structure of an aluminum smelter. Over the last few years, ALRO Group, the biggest industrial power consumer in Romania, delivered ambitious projects to lower specific energy consumption. To reach the next level, in 2018, ALRO mandated Rio Tinto Aluminium Pechiney (RTAP) for the supply of an AP12 Low Energy technology. To guarantee smooth technology transfer and achieve step change performance the AP Technology™ standard “cell development cycle” approach has been used. ALRO and RTAP worked together as a team to execute specific activities such as measurement campaign, modelling, risk analysis, readiness assessment, onsite and remote support, data analytics, go-no go, etc. This article presents this project that achieved step change reduction in specific energy consumption along with some supporting activities and tools.
||Planned: Light Metals