UAE smelters set for big Texas show
Dubai, March 3, 2013
The UAE’s two primary aluminium smelters – Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) and Emirates Aluminium (Emal) – will be showcasing its key technology and present technical papers at the TMS annual meeting and exhibition (TMS 2013) in Texas.
The expo, which runs till March 7, will focus on providing materials science and engineering professionals the opportunity to network, present research, share industrial applications and introduce innovation— the aim being to leverage synergies that will progress research and development activities towards applications that offer global solutions.
The duo's participation is a clear demonstration of the UAE aluminium industry’s technology development expertise, said a senior official.
Senior executives from Dubal will present six technical papers at TMS 2013, all of which will also be published in Light Metals 2013.
The titles and topics of the presentations are as follows:
*Improving anode baked density and air permeability through process optimization and coke blending
*Potline modernization at Dubal
*A study of low voltage Perfluorocarbon (PFC) emissions at Dubal
*Advancements of Dubal high amperage reduction cell technologies
*Mathematical model validation of aluminium electrolysis cells
*Reduction in HF emission through improvement in operational practices
Emal on its part will also present two papers including Effect of watering and non-watering cooling rates on the mechanical properties of an aluminium smelter’s potshell and Mathematical model of cooling of a stopped pot and its validation.
Dubal and Emal will have a joint stand at the exhibition component of TMS 2013.
In keeping with the companies’ commitment to and proven progress through technological innovations, the key messages projected across all media, including the exhibition graphics and collaterals, will highlight the specific benefits offered by Dubal’s reduction cell technologies, two of which have been licensed to Emal.
Abdulla Kalban the president & CEO of Dubal and vice chairman of Emal said the annual TMS meetings offer a strong and credible forum for sharing technology-related information with a broad audience representing diverse stakeholder groups.
"Accordingly, Dubal has participated in these events for many years mainly to raise awareness in the industry that it is much more than a producer of primary aluminium. To the contrary, Dubal is also a developer of superior technologies based on thorough and on-going research into process and system improvements," he stated.
Kalban said the best-in-class performances offered by Dubal’s DX/DX+ and D18+ technologies have already attracted interest in the marketplace, leading to technology licensing agreements.
"Indeed, 756 DX Technology cells are operational at Emal Phase I and DX+ Technology has been licensed to Emal Phase II (444-cells), he explained.
"Also, Aluminium Bahrain has selected DX+ Technology for its Line 6 Bankable Feasibility Study. Our trend towards technology development and transfer is an important element of Dubal’s overall sustainability strategy," he added.-TradeArabia News Service