Implementing Pot Operation Best Practice

LMRC has implemented current best practice standards in smelters around the world based on experience on the smelter production floor and a wealth of knowledge accumulated in research conducted in our labs and around the world. 

The improved operational practices are standardised in order to get a consistent quality outcome from each and every operator impacting positively on the overall performance of the smelter. The working standards are visually easy-to-follow and put an emphasis both on the quality of work and safety measures needed to perform the operation safely. The operation procedures in the potroom covering the following areas: 

    Start-up
    Anode change
    Metal tap
    Liquid level measurements

Working according to the benchmarked operating standards will reduce carbon consumption, maintain stable operation, reduce energy consumption and increase current efficiency.  Having quality operational practices and stable operation allows further reduction in cell voltage and energy consumption while maintaining high current efficiency.

 An example of Work Standard can be found here

One of the most cost effective way to reduce power consumption and increase current efficiency is to improve the work practices of anode change, anode dressing, and liquids levels measurement method

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