RUSAL Installs Innovative Crude Aluminium Cleaning System at KhAZ

RUSAL Installs Innovative Crude Aluminium Cleaning System at KhAZ

RUSAL has completed the installation of a modern automated system for cleaning crude aluminium in crucibles at the Khakas aluminium smelter. The

Company has invested USD 2.7 million in the project. The introduction of the automated complex will result in an expansion in both the share of alloys and the value-added products produced at KhAZ that are in demand across the rolling, automotive, food, aircraft and construction industries.

The innovative equipment produced for RUSAL in Canada will process metal in a 10-tonne crucible. It will effectively remove alkaline and alkaline earth metals from the molten aluminum and reduce the concentration of nonmetallic inclusions. One of the main advantages of the TAC (Treatment of aluminum in Crucible technology is the complete automation of the production process it provides.

The unit will be commissioned in the coming month and tests with heated metal will be performed soon after. It is planned the equipment will be put into commercial operation by the end of this year.

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