Program for the two-week pre-course
CONTENTS OF THE COURSE 2013
There has been a request from alumi-nium smelters for a more basic education and a more detailed introduction to aluminium electrolysis technology than it is possible to give during the one-week course: "The International Course on Process Metallurgy of Alumi-nium." As a response we are offering a two-week course in fundamentals and their application in primary aluminium production. The course will contain fundamental knowledge and thorough understanding through lectures, written exercises and laboratory demonstrations, and practical application to industrial problems.
The course is aimed at people working in the primary aluminium industry, but it isalso suitable for freshmen and for people working in related fields, who want tolearn about aluminium production technology. This course is also very suitable as a preparation for participation in the following one-week course.
The course material, which will be handed out on the first day of the course, includes the book: "Introduction to Aluminium Electrolysis" by K. Grjotheim and H. Kvande (Editors), as well as overhead notes on subjects not treated there. The course language is English.
AIM OF THE COURSE
The aim of the course is to give the participants theoretical and practical knowledge that they can use in their daily work. Group work and class discussion will be important parts of the course and will require active involvement of the participants. Experience from previous courses has shown that the opportunity of discussing practical problems with colleagues from other companies is greatly appreciated. The participants are encouraged to bring with them a problem or two that they would like to discuss in class during the course.
TIME AND PLACE
The course will be held at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, in the Science Building, auditorium R9. There will be a bus pick-up from the hotels each morning. An excursion to Hydro Aluminium Sunndal Plant will be arranged on Wednesday, June 5th. This means 9 course days, including the excursion.
The university campus is located about 20-30 minutes walk south of the downtownarea. The course will start each morning at 08:30.
ENROLlMENT AND FEE
The fee will be NOK 22 500. The fee will cover course materials, the excursion to the Hydro Aluminium Sunndal smelter, lunches, beverage breaks and a course dinner, but no board or other meals. Breakfast is included in the hotel price.
The attendance is limited and applicants are accepted in the order of application receipt.
All applicants whose attendance has been confirmed by us will receive an invoice. Please, do not pay until you have received our invoice and refer to the invoice no. when paying.
The application may be cancelled before April 28, 2013 for a refund.Cancellations received after April 28, 2013 are subject to NOK 1000 service charge.
1st week: May 28-29
Professor Dr. tech. Halvor Kvande: Chief Engineer at Hydro Aluminium in Oslo, Norway.
Fundamental and Industrial Aspects of Aluminium Production
Introduction to the Hall - Héroult process
- Bath Composition and Properties
- Heat Balance in Al. Electrolysis Cells
- Current Efficiency
- Cell Voltage and Energy consumption
- Modernisation of Prebake Cells
- Challenges and opportunities for the process
1st week: May 30-31
Dr.ing. Ketil Rye, Technical Specialist, Alcoa Global Primary Products, Mosjøen, Norway.
Industrial Aspects of Aluminium Production
- Pot Design Concepts
- Bath Chemistry and Pot Performance
- Alumina in the Smelting Process
- Computer Control of Pots
- Basic Pot Operation
- Energy Recovery
2nd week: June 3-4
M.Sc. Per Stokka, Retired Chife Engineer at Hydro Aluminium AS, Porsgrunn, Norway.
- Carbon Raw Materials
- Paste Plant
- Anode Baking
- Anode Analysis·
Anode in Operation
- Potroom - Introduction
- Anode consumption
- Amperage increase
- Anode deviations
2nd week: June 5
Excursion to Hydro Aluminium Sunndal Plant / Excursion leader Professor Harald A. Øye
2nd week: June 6-7
Dr. ing. Morten Sørlie, Corporate Specialist at Alcoa Norway ANS in Kristiansand and Adjunct Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NTNU.
- Reling Rationale
- Pot Lining Materials
- Pot Lining Principles
- Practical Pot Relining
- Preheat, Start and Operation
- Chemical Attack on Cathodes
- Cathode Failures
The laboratory demonstrations will emphasize test procedures for carbon materials and structural studies.
The four lecturers also have extensive experience with several international projects.
Professor Harald A. Øye
Prof. dr.techn. Harald A. Øye (Director)
Ms. Ludmila Katylevskaya (Course secretary)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Attn.: Ludmila Katylevskaya, Al-Course
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
N-7491 Trondheim, NORWAY
All year phone: +47 73 59 39 79
Secretariat during the course:
+47 913 74 177