By AZoM Editors
Table of ContentsSecondary Aluminium SmeltingProblems Encountered in Secondary Aluminium MeltingANH Products for Different Applications Aluminium Contact Belly Band Upper Sidewall & Roof Doors & Flue Jambs & Lintels Sills Burner Safety Lining Repair / MaintenanceANH Refractories
Secondary Aluminium Smelting
Secondary aluminium smelting differs from primary smelting in that it uses recycled aluminium from scrap, rather than refining it from ore. Producing one ton of aluminium from scrap uses about 5% of the energy of that required to produce it from bauxite. As aluminium is readily recycled, producing aluminium from scrap is becoming increasingly popular.
Other than that, both primary and secondary aluminium producers refine the alloys, melt it and pour it into bars called ingots.
Problems Encountered in Secondary Aluminium Melting
Different parts of the melting and holding furnaces face different issues as detailed below:
|Upper Side Walls
High salt and alkali fluxing
|Sill and Ramp
||Abusive cleaning/dross removal|
|Ramp and Hearth
||Metal contact, high salt or alkali fluxing|
Heavy charging and corrosion
High chlorine and acid fluxing
|Repair and Maintenance
||Rapid fire/ rapid cure products|
||High temperature stressing|
To minimize such problems, appropriate refractory products that suit specific furnace environments and applications need to be used. These products help in extending furnace lifetimes while ensuring minimal maintenance.
ANH Products for Different Applications
Upper Sidewall & Roof
Doors & Flue
Jambs & Lintels
Repair / Maintenance
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