As most of you probably know, we are starting 2021 with a change in our Aluminium Technology Solutions mission and a focus on R&D and industrialization of innovative technological projects in close collaboration with our colleagues of Rio Tinto Aluminium sites and activities…
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (industry 4.0) is the ongoing transformation of industry using modern smart technology. Since Rio Tinto Aluminium Pechiney delivered its Smelter 4.0 vision in 2016, significant progress has been made in the field of automation, remote support, mobility and advanced control systems.
When we talk about automated transport, what comes first to mind is a vehicle without a cabin and able to drive itself to carry out its transport missions.
Our strength lies in the synergies we create with our colleagues and partners. Internally, the teams (LRF, Aluval and CRDA) work closely with the smelters of the Rio Tinto group and… the Growth & Innovation group. Externally, we have a network of industrial and academic partners on whom we rely to combine our know-how.
In 2020, it was planned to refurbish both furnaces (48 sections with 7 pits per section) in Alma.
Despite Covid context, Rio Tinto successfully performed retrofit and raising of approx. 0.6m on one furnace. The great collaboration between…
Maintaining the assets at our smelters, such as the anode baking furnace, is a key part of ensuring safe and stable operations. However, maintenance and rebuild activities need to be managed to ensure continuity of anode supply by either building extra inventories prior…
Year 2020 challenged us in unexpected ways and to keep our momentum in supporting the smelters, we have had to embrace innovative solutions, create new means or accelerate emerging solutions to reach out to our client sites around the world, to perform inspection or acceptance test and run training sessions.
Without the possibility to travel and perform on-site process review, we have intensifyed the use of RADAR…
Rio Tinto Aluminium will deliver the following presentations at the TMS2021 Light Metals Conference.
Anne Gosselin will present several changes made to the control algorithms during Rio Tinto Aluminium latest increases of cell productivity to take care of the significant impact such…
In collaboration with UQAC: In aluminium electrolysis cell, the interface between…