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Alumina Processing Fundamentals

WorleyParsons Academy
Course summary
5 days
Astana, Cape Town, Doha, Dubai, Iraq, Istanbul - Show all  
Company-Specific / In-House

Course description

Engagement in this course will enable plant process personnel to make better and timelier process decisions, leading to reduced production loss opportunities and reduced material consumptions.

Our global expert will provide a processing overview for technical and production personnel involved in running and optimizing the processing functions in an alumina refinery.

Course Overview

The course aims to provide participants with an understanding of materials used in the Bayer process, Bayer process chemistry, typical Bayer process unit operations and their impacts, appreciation of key product quality parameters and their impact on downstream smelting operations.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The course is aimed at refinery personnel who are unfamiliar with the fundamentals of the Bayer Process.It is recommended for junior process engineers and supervisors, with little or no alumina refinery experience.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Develop an understanding of Bayer Process fundamental chemistry and its creation
  • Develop an understanding of common unit operations in Bayer plants
  • Develop an understanding of how operating practices impact on Bayer plant performance
  • Develop an appreciation of how product alumina quality variations impact on downstream smelter performance

Upon completion, you will receive a WorleyParsons Academy Certificate Of Attendance.

Training Course Content

Topics

  • Birth of the Bayer Process (history)
  • Bauxite to Alumina Processing Overview
  • Bauxite Minerals and their Impacts
  • Plant Liquor Chemistry Basics
  • Digestion – Alumina Extraction
  • Clarification – Residue Separation
  • Precipitation
  • Classification and Filtration
  • Calcination
  • Impurity Management
  • Water Management
  • Product Quality
  • Cleaning Practices
  • Additives

Course Details

Day 1

  • What is Alumina?
  • Bayer Process Fundamentals
  • Key Cost Drivers

Day 2

  • Bauxite Processing Functions
  • Bauxite Key Parameter Impacts
  • Residue Processing

Day 3

  • Hydrate Production
  • Calcination
  • Energy Processes

Day 4

  • Water Balance
  • Additives

Day 5

  • Troubleshooting
  • Common Process Calculations

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Al Yaum Tower King Fahad Abdul Aziz Road, Dammam-Khobar Highway
31952 Khobar

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