Ageing of cathode refractory materials in aluminium reduction cells

Rikke Weibel, Leo Fisher Juhl, Bent Nielsen, Jørgen Mikkelsen, Ole Jacob Siljan, Kjell Thovsen, Sara Törnblad Mathisen

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Ageing of refractory materials during cell life was studied with respect to changes in thermal conductivity and consequently influence on the heat balances. Autopsies were performed on electrolytic cells with ages ranging from 500 days to 3200 days. Comparison of heat balances during start up of the cells and after 2000 days of operation, and with three different combinations of insulating materials, was made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight Metals
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Sessions, TMS Annual Meeting (Warrendale, Pennsylvania)
EditorsR Peterson
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event131st TMS Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 17 Feb 200221 Feb 2002

Publication series

NameLight Metals: Proceedings of Sessions, TMS Annual Meeting (Warrendale, Pennsylvania)
ISSN (Print)1096-9586


Conference131st TMS Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 4: Mineral Resources


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