Interwire 2019

13th to 16th May, 2019


13th to 16th May, 2019 07:00 am - 07:30 pm

Website: Interwire 2019


Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
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May 15, 2019, 9:30 am

Installation of an FFD at Prysmian General Cable, Lapointe Works

Québec-based Lapointe Works (Prysmian Group) and STAS share a long history of collaboration. Twenty-five years ago, STAS provided the rod producer with one of its first Aluminum Compact Degassers (ACD) to process molten aluminum with the use of chlorine. Flux injection trials were performed on it to validate metallurgical performance (hydrogen, alkali, and inclusions) vs. the use of chlorine gas and to confirm the cable produced has the same quality specifications. This paper presents an overview of the metallurgical performance achieved while addressing the positive impact this approach may have on aluminum rod production.

Hall: Room A403 Track: GCCF Aluminum Track Type: Session