Ready to use cathodes for aluminium smelter optimization

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Design

Cathodic solution
without rodding +
cost saving &
productivity benefits

In February 2016, Tokai COBEX & Novalum started an exclusive collaboration agreement for the next generation cathodic solution. The Ready to use Cathode (RuC®) solution is protected by a patent application filed on May 2015.
(PCT/IB2015/054325)

Conventional cathode design compared to RuC® solution:

• Same cathode dimensions
• Same external machining
• Same cross section of end of steel bar
• Same end connection to flexibles

same cathode assembly design !

Same cathodes assembly design !

NOVALUM procedure

Benefits

RuC® will increase your operational margin

Fields of improvement:


Rodding

  • Rodding Elimination
  • Significantly reduced health and safety risks
  • Installation & connection unaffected
  • Increased consistency of cathodic assembly

Energy

  • Reduced Specific Energy Consumption (SEC)
  • Reduced cathodic resistance whilst maintaining thermal balance

Lifetime

  • Additional cathode material and more even current density distribution extend pot life

Productivity

  • Improved current density distribution enabling improved Current Efficiency (CE)
  • Increased production

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Energy and carbon dioxide reduction

RuC

Evolution of CO2 savings related to RuC® cells

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Contact

Get in touch!

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Address

NOVALUM Ltd
Route de Montana 39
PO Box 477
CH-3973 Venthone
Switzerland