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Plant Audit of Anode Production and Performance

R&D Carbon performs anode plant audits. We perform a systematic plant assessment in an independent, purely technical manner. We focus on finding areas with potential for improvement with the ultimate goal to reduce aluminium production cost.
We apply a very systematic methodology by following the material stream from the raw materials intake all the way to the pot rooms and the butts recycling station. Every relevant processing step is investigated by sampling the product and analysing its important properties. We then compare the test results with our extensive database of worldwide typical figures for level and consistency as well as benchmark values.

All observations, test results, findings and recommendations are compiled in a comprehensive report. This audit report is presented and discussed in detail with all key people of the audited plant and often serves the plant as a reference and guideline for many years to come.

With this approach we can provide an assessment with recommendations that are based on sound facts and figures. We are capable to define target figures and the required measures. We give recommendations for improvements that can be realized with no or very little capital expenditure. If investment is needed, we provide the plant manager with all relevant input figures to create a sound and realistic business case.

Often, the plant audit is the starting point for the commencement of a technical consulting agreement to assist the plant during the implementation of the recommendations. Alternatively, the plant audit may be directly followed by a process optimization of the paste plant (DPO) or the bake furnace (FPO).

Your benefit:

  • Technical assessment of the anode production and performance from independent institution with vast experience in this field
  • Comparison of product quality (level and consistency) with worldwide typical figures and benchmark
  • Identification of production areas with potential for improvement to minimize smelter cost
  • Recommendations for instant cost savings or gains in product quality
  • Comprehensive audit report as a reference and guideline for future decisions about plant modifications and/or optimization trials
If we have attracted your interest, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Markus Meier for further information.




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