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