Prebaked anodes are vital for aluminum smelters, and anode baking is a crucial step in their production claim. The baking process is decisive for anode quality and cost, and for bake furnace environmental impact. So far there is little reference information available about how performance can be judged and improved.
This book provides the know-how to optimize a bake furnace operation to satisfy current priorities, such as optimum output, quality, cost, or impact on the environment. It presents the facts easy to apply in daily furnace operation.
Raw material and green anode quality are essential for baked anodes, so the explanations cover these aspects as well.
Although R&D Carbon Ltd. specializes in anodes, our philosophy promotes an integrated approach. It therefore focuses on the interaction between anode manfacture and metal production cost.
For making rational decisions and for choosing priorities, for routine daily operation and for optimizing the process, anode plant and baking plant staff will find this book invaluable.