Primary aluminium production

We offer several products and heating systems for primary aluminium production. We have solutions for both rodding shops and cast houses. Our products are used in processes such as:

Ladle drying and ladle heating
Anode stub drying

Anode stub drying

For safety reasons, anode stubs must be heated up to at least 100ºC (180ºF) to remove any traces of water or vapor - a potentially dangerous issue that also deteriorates the quality of the welded joint.

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Anode pre-heating

Anode pre-heating

Prior to pouring molten iron into the anode slot, it is critical that the temperature in the slot is raised to above 100°C (180°F) as quickly (in less than 1 minute) and evenly as possible. This improves the conditions for welding the stubs to the anode and securing the safety of the operation.

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Cathode pre-heating

Cathode pre-heating

By heating the pre-assembled steel bar and cathode block, the Kanthal® solution eliminates the need to move, lift and/or position hot steel bars, a potentially dangerous process. It also ensures consistent positioning of the bars and even heat distribution.

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Rodding shops

Rodding shops

Replacing gas burners with electrical heaters in the rodding shop can save you significant energy costs. In fact, the net efficiency of Kanthal electric heating systems is 70%, compared with only 20% for gas.

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Temperature measurement

Temperature measurement

Temperature measurement is involved in several different steps of the aluminum production process. In order to maintain and control the material, thermocouples are the primary method of measurement since the material can withstand some of the highest temperatures.

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Holding furnace

Holding furnace

We offer products for furnaces for melting (including dosing and holding) of all types of metallic materials including non-ferrous metals and precious metals.

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