Aluminum smelting is one of the most energy consuming industrial processes involving AC-DC conversion using highpower rectifiers. An overview is provided of the most effective power-system configurations employed in this industry. The most reliable and stable rectifier-transformer solutions and their impact on the AC side of the power network are described. Diode- and thyristor-based rectifiers, or AC-DC power converter systems, are compared. Models of the configurations of systems used in the Dubai Aluminium Company smelter power plant are simulated and measured.
|Pages||622-627. 7th IEEE GCC Conference on Electrical Engineering. Qatar|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition (GCC 2013) - Doha, Qatar|
Duration: 17 Nov 2013 → 20 Nov 2013
|Conference||7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition (GCC 2013)|
|Period||17/11/13 → 20/11/13|
Ayoub, M. W., & Robinson, F. V. P. (2013). A comparative study between diode and thyristor based AC to DC converters for aluminium smelting process. 622-627. 7th IEEE GCC Conference on Electrical Engineering. Qatar. Paper presented at 7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition (GCC 2013), Doha, Qatar. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEEGCC.2013.6705851