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Meeting 2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Energy Technologies
Presentation Title Transforming the Way Electricity is Consumed during the Aluminium Smelting Process
Author(s) Mark Dorreen, Linda Wright, Geoff Matthews, Pretesh Patel, David Wong
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Mark Dorreen
Abstract Scope This paper examines the potential impact the newly developed EnPot aluminium smelter technology could have on the sustainability and economics of primary aluminium production. It also explores how the EnPot technology can be used to help the aluminium smelting industry to be part of the solution of accommodating increased intermittency in our future renewable energy generation, post COP 21. The EnPot system provides for the first time, dynamic control of the heat balance of aluminium smelting pots across the potline, so that energy consumption and aluminium production can be increased or decreased by as much as plus or minus 30% almost instantaneously. This enables a new way of thinking to emerge when considering the relationship the aluminium smelter plays in connection to the power grid.
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