anode scrap

anode scrap

[′a‚nōd ‚skrap]
(metallurgy)
Portions of anode copper retrieved from electrolytic refining of the metal.
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The benefits of Reatrol are immediate and reduce costs by using less electrical power, dramatically reducing anode scrap and decreasing the need for manpower to identify and eliminate short circuits.
Other new equipment includes an anode scrap washing machine, an anode milling preparation line, an automated transfer system for delivering anodes to the tankhouse, two cathode stripping machines and two new overhead travelling cranes for the tankhouse.
Also at the end of the 21-day anode life cycle, the scrap anodes are removed from the cells to the new anode scrap washing machine.
The converters will produce blister copper, including remelted anode scrap. The blister will be refined in two anode furnaces and cast as 348 kg anodes on a 28 mould rotary casting wheel.