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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Electrode Technology
Presentation Title MIREA: An On-line Quality Control Equipment Integration in an Operational Context
Author(s) Marc Gagnon
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Marc Gagnon
Abstract Scope Electrical resistivity is one of the key performance parameters of prebaked anodes. Nowadays, the desire to lower anodic incidents and energy consumption can be revived with state-of-the-art equipment able to accurately measure the electrical resistance of baked anodes on a production line. Anode/carbon plant improvements will be achieved by a better understanding of the impact of the physical properties of the anode in the cell and by understanding the fundamental causes of anode defects. This paper presents an overview of the milestones and challenges of implementing such a device into a mature carbon plant and ensuring acceptance from the production (or operation) team. This innovative device will provide opportunities for smelters to improve their cost-effectiveness by reducing process variation and maximizing anode performance in the cell.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Light Metals Volume


Anode Baking Furnace Fluewall Design Evolution: A Return of Experience of Latest Baffleless Technology Implementation
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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