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The Manufacture of Continuous Electrodes using Paste Briquettes

Fitt, A.D. and Howell, P.D. (1997) The Manufacture of Continuous Electrodes using Paste Briquettes. [Study Group Report]



In electrical smelting, current is supplied through electrodes which are gradually consumed. These electrodes are made of paste which flows under increasing temperature. The paste is charged by adding paste briquettes on top of the electrode which soften and flow to form a dense fluid which is baked to form the solid electrode. When producing electrodes rapidly the softening/flow process can be incomplete due to trapped air leading to breakages.

The objective of the Study Group is a mathematical analysis of this process which will allow a transfer of laboratory measurements to conditions for real electrodes.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Materials
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 30 (Bath, UK, Apr 7-11, 1997)
Company Name:Elkem
ID Code:404
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 12:47
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:01

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