|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Reduction Technology
||Aluminerie de Bécancour Conditioning Tower Replacement
||Peter Klut, Travis Turco, Erik Dupon, Edo Engel
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
At Aluminerie de Bécancour, an existing severely corroded conditioning tower, originally erected in 1985, was replaced by a new type of conditioning tower in order to cope with the process conditions that changed over the last three decades. The increased amount of ABF fumes, changed pitch burning conditions and the rise in vanadium and sulfur in the petroleum coke required a larger updated conditioning tower design. During the design and engineering two items were of the essence; minimizing the cost for the project by means of reusing existing equipment and the minimization of the stoppage time of the CBF to prevent production loss. Construction and part of the testing of the conditioning tower was done off-site. Erection, tie-in and commissioning required close cooperation of the client, client engineer Hatch and Danieli Corus as contractor. After start-up the ABF, conditioning tower and filter modules were back on line within 48 hours.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume