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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 Contribution of Professor Barry Welch to the Development of EGA’s Reduction Technologies
Author(s) Nadia Ahli, Sergey Akhmetov, Abdalla Ahmed Alzarooni
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Abdalla Ahmed Alzarooni
Abstract Scope Professor Barry Welch has been supporting DUBAL and then EGA since the early days of Jebal Ali smelter operation. This presentation will describe Barry’s great contribution in various fields such as training EGA engineers, coaching leaders with technical courses in many aluminum reduction operational areas (pot abnormalities, operation sustainability, amperage increase and pot thermal balance, and alumina feeding control) emphasizing scientific principles. Also, as advisor, he has been closely associated with EGA’s research and development of the high amperage technologies: D18+, DX, DX+ and DX+ Ultra by assessing the demonstration pots and advising on the reduction of PFC emission. Across the EGA’s history, Barry has been a co-inventor of patents for pot performance enhancement, in collaboration with international universities. This presentation also includes short videos of the interviews of EGA leaders who have been inspired by Professor Barry Welch
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Light Metals

OTHER PAPERS PLANNED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

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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