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Meeting 2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium 60 Years of Taking Aluminum Smelting Research and Development from New Zealand to the World: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Barry J. Welch
Presentation Title Barry Welch, Professor and Mentor for the Aluminium Industry
Author(s) Martin Iffert
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Martin Iffert
Abstract Scope Professor Barry Welch has inspired a whole generation of process engineers, with me being one of them. He has taught the industry modern ways of process control and he was the first who has taught the concepts and importance of superheat. I called him Dr. Superheat as he was my mentor and very important for the development of the 9-box-superheat control concept and many other innovations that followed during my times at TRIMET. Many CEO’s of the aluminium industry have been students of Professor Barry Welch at one stage in time. He did not only teach the technical stuff, but also prepared engineers for the harder management journey. Similar to Elon Musk, he recognized many decades earlier that it is important that managers/leaders are also experts in their field. Decisions in smelters must often come from the gut, not only from the brain. This requires knowledge, tools and experience.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Light Metals
Keywords Aluminum, Electrometallurgy, Process Technology


A Discussion on Thermal Impact of Anode Change in Aluminum Reduction Cell
A Dynamic Coupled Mass and Thermal Model for the Top Chamber of the Aluminium Smelting Cells
A New Strategy for Transient Heat Transfer Models with Phase Change for the Aluminum Electrolysis Industry
A Pragmatic Model for Bath Temperature Evolution during Alumina Feeding
A Smart Individual Anode Current Measurement System and Its Applications
Anode Quality Optimisation – Industry Learnings from the Research Supervised by Barry Welch
Barry Welch - A Mentor Driving Improvement in Industry Through Leadership and Technology
Barry Welch, Professor and Mentor for the Aluminium Industry
Barry Welch´s Honorary Keynote
Contribution of Professor Barry Welch to the Development of EGA’s Reduction Technologies
Development and Deployment Measures in PLC-based Pot Control System at Low Amperage Aluminium Reduction Cell
EGA’s First Holistic Mobile Application for Smelter Operations
Following Alumina Dissolution Kinetics with Electrochemical and Video Analysis Tools
Highlights of Aluminium Smelting Research Inspired by Barry Welch at UNSW from 1985 to Present
Impact of Aluminium Reduction Cell Parameters on Feeder Hole Condition
Light Metals Research at the University of Auckland
Meeting the Requirements of Potline Customers – the Largely Unmet Challenges Set by Barry Welch to Carbon Anode Producers
Monitoring Cell Conditions and Anode Freeze Dissolution with Model-based Soft Sensor After Anode Change
Process Recovery to Unlock Power Efficiency Improvement at BSL
Testing Feeding Alumina in Three Channels in a Wide Cell
The Need to Respect to the Interlink between Science, Physics, and Cell Design in an Environmentally Responsible Manner - The Next Big Challenge for Aluminium Smelting
What Makes TMS Special? Let Us Consider a Case Study in Volunteer Excellence: Barry J. Welch

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