This August, DTE converted its deployment to a fully operational potroom solution at Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA), the world’s largest “premium aluminum” producer.
DTE’s portable molten metal composition analyzer and data platform for process analytics and insights are now in full operation at EGA’s Jebel Ali site, which has a capacity of 1.000.000 T/year in 1,577 reduction cells. DTE’s solution will enhance EGA’s decision-making ability by giving an instant overview of product quality and trends, providing predictive insights into process efficiency while detecting anomalies and optimizing operational value and control. DTE’s potroom solution is a new benchmark for process control, as it allows its users to optimize tapping schedules, prevent unexpected pot-failures, and eliminate the risk of error by next-to-pot analysis, all while decreasing costs and time spent on maintenance and calibration of traditional analysis instruments. DTE’s solutions offer real-time chemical composition data directly from the melt, reducing the time needed for analysis, allowing for more frequent sampling, and removing bottlenecks associated with composition analysis of solid samples, resulting in faster decision-making.
“We selected DTE’s solutions because we believe its technology will add unique value to EGA’s operations and growth,” says Abdalla Alzarooni, EGA Vice President, Technology Development & Transfer, “we hope to work in a strong partnership with DTE.”