|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Reduction Technology
||The Successful Implementation of AP40 Technology at Kitimat
||Patrice Desrosiers, Martin Robitaille, Pierre Luc Voyer, Silvino Caetano, René Gariépy, Olivier Martin, Pascal Robert
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Positioned in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada, Kitimat smelter, is in operation for more than 60 years. A new era has started with the modernization of the smelter using the AP40 smelting technology. AP40 technology has already been successfully used in the Alma (Canada) smelter enabling operation above 400 kA. The new Kitimat potline, with its 384 pots, started production mid-2015 and reached full capacity in March 2016. The robust startup has been successfully concluded with a performance test achieving 96.1% Current Efficiency and 12800 kWh/t Specific Energy Consumption. Thanks to new AP40 potline, the Kitimat production increases by about 48 per cent to 420,000 tons annually while the smelter’s overall emissions have been halved. Kitimat smelter is now one of the most efficient, greenest and lowest-cost in the world.
||Planned: Light Metals