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Abstract

In 1980, the EEC aluminium industry produced over 2 million tonnes of primary aluminium and over 1 million tonnes of secondary aluminium. Energy consumption was 11 million toe per year and energy savings of 1 million toe were obtained between 1976 and 1979 by improvement in specific energy use. The breakdown of savings by activity is documented for alumina plants, smelter hot metal, smelter casting plants, fabricating remelts, hot rolling, cold rolling, and finishing extrusion, foil plants, secondary smelters and castings. Changes in specific energy use were from + 1.7 % in foil plants up to 23.8 % in smelter casting plants. The energy audit analyses the energy sources, the collection and distribution of national data, including individual results, discusses ways to increase energy efficiency and outlines the industrial applications of properties of aluminium and its alloys and stresses the role of recycling as an additional basis for energy saving.

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Authors: NOWAK S ALUMINIUM FEDERATION LTD., BIRMINGHAM (UK), ALUMINIUM FEDERATION LTD., BIRMINGHAM (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8813 EN (1984) FS, 123 P., BFR 350, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOUR , POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989122024400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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