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May/June 2011 | Aluminium International Today

May/June 2011

May/June 2011

AIT May/June 2011 features the usual mix of features, updates from around the globe, industry news and conference reports.

The Furnaces feature includes articles from Oman's Sohar Aluminium discussing its anode baking furnace operation, Otto Junker discussing its mathmatical model for energy savings in coil annealing furnaces and Hertwich talking about the key to optimal design of a continuous homeginising plant.

The Extrusion feature includes an article titled 'Etching effects and the formation of streaking defects on Al extrusions' from Hanliang Zhu of the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation as well as articles from Danieli Breda and Sapa.

A paper from SINTEF discusses aluminium's role in the harrowing events at the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001 while the magazine also features a TMS 2011 conference report.

All this plus the usual industry news and updates. Front cover courtesy of Dubal.

4 NEWS

UPDATES

12 LATIN AMERICA – Rusal to restart Jamaican operations
14 INDIA – An alumina dilemma for the majors

FURNACES

19 Sohar’s Aluminium’s anode baking furnace operation
23 Mathematical model brings energy savings for coil annealing furnaces
26 The key to successful design of a continuous homogenising plant
28 Ebner modernises its Hicon pusher-type furnace

EXTRUSION

31 Etching effects and the formation of streaking defects on Al extrusions
36 Reaching ultimate dead cycle time with the twin container extrusion press
38 Investment boost for Sapa Bolzano
40 An analysis of extrusion press-line down time and improving productivity

OTHERS

45 SINTEF: Why the World Trade Center collapsed?
50 Improving rolling plant performance
56 Dubal confirms European importance
58 Record number of presentations at TMS 2011, in San Diego, USA

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