Electrode simulations with Elkem Electrode Model
Elkem has developed an useful tool to mathematically simulate the temperatures existing within an electrode in order to address and understand certain dynamic and stationary conditions. An example is to study the position of the baking isotherm during extensive slipping.
The tool can also be used to calculate thermal stresses generated during furnace shut downs. The electrode simulation tool makes it possible to optimize shut down procedures and minimize thermal stresses during the power recovery. Proper procedures reduces the risk of electrode failure.
We offer the data as a service to our customers as a part of improved electrode management. The data is presented in easy understandable graphics.