A comparative study between diode and thyristor based AC to DC converters for aluminium smelting process

M W Ayoub, F V P Robinson

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages622-627. 7th IEEE GCC Conference on Electrical Engineering. Qatar
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition (GCC 2013) - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 17 Nov 201320 Nov 2013

Conference

Conference7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition (GCC 2013)
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period17/11/1320/11/13

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    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