Brazil 2001 Energy Crisis — The Albras Approach

  • Hânderson Penna Dias

Abstract

During 2001, Brazil suffered a major energy shortage. The Aluminum Industry was heavily hit and forced to reduce its energy consumption. This paper describes the approach adopted by Albras to deal with the crisis and to get a fast return to normal operation at the beginning of 2002. The results are discussed regarding the low energy input operation and the impact on cell life.

Keywords

Power rationing Relining and Restart 

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© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hânderson Penna Dias
    • 1
  1. 1.ALBRAS - Alumínio Brasileiro S.A.BarcarenaBrazil

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