An unprecedented number of participants at 9ᵗʰ INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE
The 9ᵗʰ International Training Course “Anodes – From the Raw Materials to the Pot Performance” was held in Thun (Switzerland) on 26 – 30 September 2022 after several years of missing due to Covid.
Experts from R&D Carbon provided extensive information about each step of the anode manufacturing process and discussed the options of raw material suppliers, as well as the requirements of aluminium producers. The participants learned how to improve anode quality and reduce production costs.
The feedback from the participants was extremely positive, here are some quotes:
"Very satisfied with course content and organization. I will recommend it to other people in the industry."
"For me best practice in organizing conferences."
During the laboratory visit: "This is better than Disneyland!"
The next course in Switzerland will take place in September 2024. The precise date will be communicated in due time. Until then, specific courses may be conducted at any location upon request.
3d R&D Carbon User Meeting in Qingdao, 8 - 10 May 2019
The 3d R&D Carbon User Meeting in Qingdao has been a success, with 60 registered participants!
The event has been held in the Wyndham Qingdao Hotel.
The tight program allowed ample information exchange with R&D Carbon and participants.
Excited response from participants of
Intl. Training Course in Thun, Switzerland
The 8th Intl. Training Course “Anodes – From the Raw Materials to the Pot Performance” was held in Thun (Switzerland) on 17 – 21 September 2018.
Experts from R&D Carbon have provided extensive information about all steps of the anode manufacturing process with specific quantitative data about how the anode quality and performance are influenced.
The feedback of the participants was most positive, here some votes:
“Very well structured course with great amount of shared information”
“Excellent course content, delivery, interaction and lots of learning”
“Great course and networking opportunities; very recommendable”
The next course in Switzerland will take place in September 2020. The precise date will be communicated in due time. Until then, specific courses may be conducted at any location upon request.
2nd R&D Carbon User Meeting in Dubai, 1 – 3 May 2018
Delegates from numerous production sites in the greater Middle East area have met key people from R&D Carbon in Dubai, where the meeting was held. In continuation of the 1st User Meeting held in Xi’an (China) in 2017, the purpose and goals of the event were threefold: strategies and methodologies were discussed to improve the quality and performance of the carbon products; insight was given in the novelties of the products and services of R&D Carbon; a workshop and open discussion were conducted to exchange ideas and experience among the participants about current challenges in the production.
The response from the participants was most positive with many requests to continue such meetings on a regular basis. It is planned to conduct the 3rd R&D Carbon User Meeting in Qingdao presumably in May 2019. We will provide further information with the exact date in due time. In the meantime, we are pleased to respond to your questions and comments.
1st R&D Carbon User Meeting
in Xi’an, China, 3 – 5 May 2017
This meeting was organized by R&D Carbon for all professionals using carbon test equipment and technical assistance from R&D Carbon.
Laboratory managers, chief engineers, and heads of process control from aluminium smelters, anode plants, and coke calciners were invited to attend this meeting.
Key people from R&DCarbon responsible for carbon test equipment, laboratory, and technical services provided valuable information and were available for specific questions.
R&D Carbon gave the latest information and updates about its carbon test equipment and options for technical assistance. Benefits were presented on how plants can reduce their production cost by focusing on the anode quality.
A forum was provided to exchange information and experience among the participants related to the use of carbon test equipment, technical assistance from R&D Carbon, and issues with the anode quality and performance in the pots