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During R & D Carbon Support commissioning, excellent support from the laboratory and maintenance staff was experienced. The installation of the equipment was simplified due to a well prepared location in this well established laboratory.
During the Maintenance Audit of R & D Carbon Equipment, Mr Cobus Smit, Service Technician of R & D Carbon Support with the assistance of the lab staff, conducted a very successful audit on the R & D Carbon equipment.
Just at the beginning of the new year the start-up of the newly refurbished anode bake furnace of TRIMET Aluminium Hamburg was initiated successfully. At the end of the start-up the 3 fires of the anode bake furnace will reach their nominal yearly capacity of 121'000 tons of anodes.
RDC developped a new saw that is now ready for sales. It allows safe cutting of all necessary samples for further analysis on anode cores.
From October 8 to 12 2012, R&D Carbon has conducted the 5th edition of the International Training Course “Anodes – From the Raw Materials to the Pot Performance” with 50 participants from 19 different nations.
The RDC Tumbling Apparatus has never been subject to any injuries. However, on request of our clients, we have developped a protective cover for this equipment.
For the TMS 2012 conference in Orlando a new record of more than 4'300 attendees have been registered.

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