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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Electrode Technology
Presentation Title The Start up & the Operation Performance of the Twin Green Anode Plant at Ma'aden Aluminium Smelter in Saudi Arabia
Author(s) Christophe Bouche, Pasquale Calo, Abdulrahman H. Al Shammari, Nitin Yadav, Michel Gendron, Subah Al Shammari, Fabienne Virieux
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Christophe Bouche
Abstract Scope MA’ADEN, the governmental owned of Saudi Arabia’s mineral resources company and ALCOA the world’s leading producer of Aluminium signed a JV in December 2009 to develop the largest integrated Aluminum complex in Saudi Arabia on Arabian Gulf coast at Ras Al-Khair industrial zone. Aluminium Smelter capacity is 740,000 mtpy of hot metal Aluminium. With local Bauxite mining capacity of 4,000,000 mtpy, Alumina Refinery capacity of 2,000,000 mtpy and Rolling mill capacity 380,000 mtpy, MA’ADEN is the world largest integrated Aluminium complex. The carbon anode manufacturing utilizes two 40 tph green anode plants based on the Rhodax dry mix preparation and intensive mixing cascade technologies and one liquid pitch terminal with 2x6,000 ton storage tanks. This paper covers the design concept of the green anode plants and its operation performance since inception in 2011 up to 2015 with the focus on the commissioning & start-up management and technical challenges.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Light Metals Volume


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Cathode Wear in Electrowinning of Aluminum Investigated by a Laboratory Test Cell
Characterization of Carbon Anode Materials by Image Analysis
Copper Bars for the Hall-Héroult Process
Effect of Cathode Collector Copper Inserts on the Hall-Héroult Cell MHD Stability
Effect of Heating Rate during Baking on the Properties of Carbon Anodes Used in Aluminum Industry
Electrochemical Reactivity and Wetting Properties of Anodes Made from Anisotropic and Isotropic Cokes
Empirical Modeling of the Baking Furnace to Predict Baked Anode Properties
In Situ Investigation of the Behavior of Anode Assemblies
Interfacial Boundary between Carbon Anodes and Molten Salt Electrolyte
Journey towards World-Class Operational Effectiveness at DUBAL (EGA Jebel Ali Operations) Paste Plant
Low Resistance Anode Assembly Using Steel Stubhole Conductors across the Cast Iron to Carbon Interface
Measurement of the Electric Current Distribution in an Anode
MIREA: An On-line Quality Control Equipment Integration in an Operational Context
Modeling Gravity Wave in 3D with OpenFoam in an Aluminum Reduction Cell with Regular and Irregular Cathode Surfaces
Porous Carbon Anodes for the Supply of Methane during Electrowinning of Aluminium
Quantification of Sodium Present in Dry Aggregates and Anodes
Simulation-Based Decision Support in Cathode Relining Facility Scaling
Study of the Wetting of Coke by Different Pitches
The Start up & the Operation Performance of the Twin Green Anode Plant at Ma'aden Aluminium Smelter in Saudi Arabia
Uneven Cathode Wear in Aluminium Reduction Cells
Upgrade of the Firing and Control System at Egyptalum for Dual Fuel Firing

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