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Optimization of the Anode-Stub Contact: Effect of Casting Temperature, Contact Stress, Temperature and Surface Roughness

Optimization of the Anode-Stub Contact: Effect of Casting Temperature, Contact Stress, Temperature and Surface Roughness

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The electrical contact between the anode and the anode stub is normally facilitated by cast iron. Investigations have been carried out on the effect on the anode stub contact resistance from: Casting temperature of the iron, Temperature of the stub-anode coupling, Uniaxial stress between carbon and cast iron, Surface roughness. Standard grey iron was cast at three temperatures (1430, 1340 and 1250°C) maintaining actual rodding cooling rate, to simulate the tendency of white iron forming during casting. The specimens were subjected to contact resistance measurements with anode carbon at 1 A/cm2 current density, varying the uniaxial stress and temperature. Both stress and temperature increase reduced the contact resistance, while low casting temperature did not affect the resistance significantly. The influence from the surface roughness on the contact resistance was not significant
Språk
Engelsk
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Institusjon(er)
  • SINTEF Industri / Metallproduksjon og prosessering
  • Norsk Hydro ASA
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Publisert i
Light Metals
ISSN
0147-0809
Forlag
John Wiley & Sons
Årgang
Light Metals Volume