|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Reduction Technology
||Compact GTC Design: Reducing Footprint and Overall Steel Weight
||Peter Klut, Travis Turco, Wouter Ewalts, Erik Dupon, Edo Engel
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Within the smelter GTC performance is hardly an issue. The biggest challenge for the GTC is the design’s footprint and its CAPEX. Due to its large size, CAPEX is predominantly determined by steel weight. Increasing the size of the filter modules is part of the solution to reduce footprint and weight, but has its limitations due to the requirement of having an N-1 filter module operation. As a solution for this problem, Danieli Corus has developed a compact GTC design where low pressure bag filter cleaning allows for longer filter bags. Furthermore it was designed as N+1 for both filter modules as main exhaust fans. The new configuration is not as wide as before which allows positioning of the compact GTC in narrow courtyards between pot rooms.Besides the advantages in dimensions and spare equipment, the new compact GTC design lost 15% of steel weight for a 10% reduction in CAPEX.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume