will be present at the TMS 2009 exhibition in San Francisco to highlight some
of our most innovative advances in aluminium materials and processes.
HAL4e: The next cell generation technology for aluminium metal production, developed by Hydro and run as a pilot project in Årdal, Norway, will be presented at TMS 2009 in San Francisco. (Photo: Helge Hansen)
The TMS exhibition and conference, arranged by The Minerals, Metals & Materials
Society, runs from Feburary 16 to 19 at the Moscone West Convention Center in
San Francisco, drawing nearly 4,000 business leaders, engineers, scientists
Jan Arve Haugan, head of Technology in Hydro's Aluminium Metal business area,
will present the main talk on the company's behalf, on strategy, the financial
crisis, the Qatalum aluminium project, aluminium and climate change, and of
course, technology-driven advances such as the new HAL4e smelter technology.
Focus on technology
“Our message is that we, as a more dedicated, integrated aluminium company,
would like to stand up and be recognized as even more focused on technology,”
“Even in this critical situation in the financial crisis, we are working
to maintain our competitive edge with technological advances.
“We will be especially talking about how climate matters to Hydro, how
our aluminium solutions and processes help address climate change. TMS is a
great opportunity to tell the world.”
Here is an overview of Hydro's activities at TMS 2009:
Monday Feb. 16
11:25 – Jan Arve Haugan participates in the General Session with the presentation
"Hydro's Agenda 2010: Technology Focus while Navigating in the Storm".
Halvor Kvande, who is also a member of the TMS Light Metals committee, is chairing
the panel discussion to follow.
14:00 – Lorents Petter Lossius receives the award for best Light Metal
14:45 – Holger Aretz: “Analytical Stress Field Modelling of Rolled
Aluminium Strips Under Tensile Loading”
15:05 – Odd-Arne Lorentsen: “Handling CO2eq from an electrolysis
14:00-17:25 – Nancy Jorunn Holt is Session Chair for the session “Aluminum
Reduction Technology: Environment”.
Tuesday Feb. 17
09:55 – Kai Karhausen: “Profile Optimization on a Duo Hot Mill”
09:00-12:00 – Bjørn Moxnes participates in the roundtable session
on electrolysis operation.
15:05-15:25 - Mark Badowski and Werner Droste: "Hydrogen Measurement Practices
in Liquid Aluminium at Low Hydrogen Levels"
Wednesday Feb. 18
08:30 – Trond Erik Jentoftsen: “Correlation between anode properties
and cell performance”
08:35 – Gerd Ulrich Gruen: “Improvements in the Molten Metal Process
Chain in the Cast House Based on Modeling - Achievements So Far and Challenges”
11:30 – Asgeir Bardal: “HAL4e - Hydro's new generation cell technology”
14:30 – Bjørn Lillebuen: “Alumina Solubility and Current
15:40 – Bjørn Moxnes: “Redistribution of alumina feeding
to electrolysis cells”
Thursday Feb. 19
08:35 – Kristin Vasshaug: “Formation and dissolution of aluminum
carbide in cathode blocks”
11:10 – Anton Winkelmann: “Logistic Simulation of Discrete Material
Flow and Processes in Smelters”