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Meeting 2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Electrode Technology
Presentation Title The Impact of Increased Anode Size and Amperage Creep on Anode Management
Author(s) James Anson, René Trudel, Bertrand Vincent
On-Site Speaker (Planned) James Anson
Abstract Scope The Alcoa Deschambault smelter is investigating increasing anode size as part of a drive to continuously increase pot amperage (amperage creep). The new larger anodes will be both taller and longer and will impact the number of green and baked anodes, as well as the number of pallets, that can be stored within the smelter. Each of these storage areas have multiple functions: to link the operations of upstream and downstream plant areas, required due to differences in production rates, maintenance schedules, and working schedules; as a buffer for unplanned downtime; and to allow for anode or butt cooling before subsequent operations. The present article reviews the methodology used to evaluate the impact that a change in anode dimensions and amperage creep can have on storage areas and their ability to maintain their functions. The methodology includes layout reviews, mass and anode balance, functional analysis, and schedule optimization.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Light Metals

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Characterization of Prebake Anodes by Micro X-ray Computed Tomography
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CPC Testing and Relationship between Coke and Anode Physical Properties
Development of Techniques and Tools for the Determination of Carbon Anode Quality
Effect of Coke Properties on the Bubble Formation at the Anodes during Aluminium Electrolysis in Laboratory Scale
Finite Element Analysis of Slot Size Effect on the Thermal-Electrical Behaviour of the Anode
Flow Detection Module – A New Model to Predict the Flow in Open Pit Anode Baking Furnaces
Formation of Carbon Build-Up on the Flue Wall of Anode Baking Furnace
Gas Anodes Made of Porous Graphite for Aluminium Electrowinning
Hexapod Fleet Migration in Order to Upgrade to AP40LE Technology
Hydrodynamic and Thermoelectric 3D Mathematical Model of Aluminium Electrolysis Cell to Investigate Slotted Carbon Anode Efficiency
Identification of the Stress Intensity Factor of Carbon Cathode by Digital Image Correlation
Impact of Cast Iron Degradation and Cathode Block Erosion on the Current Path in the Cathodic Assembly of Aluminum Production Cells
Influence of Calcination Temperature and Sulfur Level on Coke Properties
Investigation of Spent Refractory Lining in an Anode Baking Furnace
Non-destructive Testing of Baked Anodes Based on Modal Analysis and Principal Component Analysis
Pilot Anode Properties of Binder Pitches Softening between 110 and 150°C
Production of NiFe2O4 Nanocermet for Aluminium Inert Anode
Reducing Cathode Voltage Drop and Reducing Peak Current Density by Use of Cathode Nails across the Carbon to Cast Iron Interface
The Impact of Anode Nails on the Stub to Carbon Electrical Contact Resistance of Anode Assemblies with Simulated Corroded Stubs
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Use of Thermally Desulfurized Shaft CPC for Anode Production
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