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TMS Announces Four Aluminum Courses for 2019

Partnering with world class experts in the aluminum industry, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) develops aluminum courses that provide the latest tools and techniques for solving current problems and anticipating future challenges. The courses feature networking events, plant tours, and individualized instructor attention to provide unmatched opportunities to connect and learn from colleagues and companies from throughout the world.

The 2019 TMS aluminum courses have been announced.

Aluminum Cast Shop Science & Technology Course

The 2019 Aluminum Cast Shop Science and Technology Course (Cast Shop 19), which will be held on May 6-10 in Athens, Greece, will be an intensive five-day professional development opportunity focused on key cast shop processes for primary and secondary aluminum smelters. The course will teach participants ways to solve problems in their own cast shops, while demonstrating techniques used in plants around the world. This will enable attendees to achieve economic production of high quality products in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

This course is being organized and taught by John Grandfield, Swinburne University of Technology and Grandfield Technology Pty Ltd.; Dmitry Eskin, Brunel University; Gerd-Ulrich Grün, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH; Arild Håkonsen, Hycast AS; and Ray Peterson, Real Alloy.

BCAST hosts the 2017 TMS aluminium cast shop science and technology course.
BCAST hosts the 2017 TMS aluminium cast shop science and technology course.

Control of Potline Scrubbers & Fugitive Emissions for Aluminum Smelters Course

The 2019 Control of Potline Scrubber & Fugitive Emissions for Aluminum Smelters Course (PSFE 2019), which will be held on June 17-20 in Hamburg, Germany, will be solely focused on providing a complete, intensive overview of the latest techniques for controlling and reducing emissions from the aluminum smelting process. In addition to new techniques, the course will also cover the fundamental knowledge necessary for effectively managing and reducing emissions in aluminum smelting. This four-day course will feature in-depth presentations from highly experienced, world recognized instructors. The curriculum will encompass the broadest possible scope of knowledge and ideas that can be leveraged in a variety of situations.

This course will include a visit to the TRIMET Aluminium plant in Hamburg. It is being organized and taught by Stephan Broek, Hatch Ltd.; Margaret Hyland, Victoria University of Wellington; Stephen Lindsay, Alcoa Inc.; and David Wong, University of Auckland Light Metals Research Centre, New Zealand.

Anode Technology for the Aluminum Industry Course

The 2019 Anode Technology for the Aluminum Industry Course (Anode 19) will be held on September 9-13 in Årdal, Norway. The practical, operations-focused course will help attendees improve efficiency and anode performance at their company. Building on the success of previous courses held in 2014 2015, and 2017, Anode 2019 will present practical topics in the development of anodes, such as rodding and fume control with an emphasis on operational aspects and theoretical lectures.

This course is being organized and taught by Les Edwards, Rain CII Carbon LLC; Stephen Lindsay, Alcoa Inc.; Barry Sadler, Net Carbon Consulting Pty Ltd.; and Robert Wombles, Koppers Industries Inc.

Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis Course

The 2019 Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis Course: The Definitive Theory and Practice of Primary Aluminum Production (IAE 19) — to be held on November 10-14 in Askar, Bahrain — will be a five-day professional development opportunity. The course is planned to be interactive in nature, comprised of lectures with open group discussions, lectures, and a smelter tour. The 2017 Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis course promotes the exchange of scientific and technological advancements in primary aluminum production to a worldwide audience. Instructors have not yet been announced.

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