Lining for aluminium electrolyser having inert anodes

FIELD: electricity.

SUBSTANCE: lining comprises a bottom and current-carrying elements made of aluminium, liquid in the upper part contacting melted aluminium and solid in the lower part, and installed so that they pass through the bottom vertically. The bottom is made from taller bottom blocks having projections and shorter bottom blocks, at that the shorter bottom blocks are mounted at the ends of the bottom. The shorter bottom blocks alternate with the taller bottom blocks having projections. Vertical channels are provided in the projections of the blocks over the entire thickness of the block for the mounting of current-carrying elements. The current-carrying elements are attached in the lower part to a current-carrying collector shaped as a plate which extends horizontally out of the ends of the bottom blocks and longitudinal sides of the cathode casing. The current-carrying elements are L- or T-shaped. The bottom blocks are made of high-aluminous concrete annealed up to 1200°C or comprised of several layers: a working layer, made of high-aluminous concrete with the thickness equal to 0.4-0.6 of the bottom block thickness, and the secondary layer, made of fireclay castable concrete - the remaining part. Interconnection of the bottom blocks is made of high-aluminous concrete with reduced viscosity or by means of a gluing or cementing composite with the joint thickness of 5-20 mm.

EFFECT: decreased labour intensity at mounting, reduced power consumption and improved operational reliability of the electrolyser.

4 cl, 9 dwg

 

The invention relates to ferrous metallurgy, in particular to the electrolytic production of aluminum, the aluminum lining of the cell.

Well-known lining for aluminum cell performed by the blocks of refractory concrete. The concrete mixture is prepared in the following proportion: 15% quick setting cement, 85% filler-anthracite, 10% lime, and 6% water. After forming the blocks of the classic methods vibratory compaction they arrive in the drying chamber for receiving the grasping and removal of the main part of water at a temperature of 450°C. Setting blocks in the electrolytic cell and the connection joints produced in the traditional way (SU inventor's certificate No. 1050574, SS 3/08, publ. 23.10.83).

The disadvantage of this lining of an aluminum reduction cell is that with this method of manufacturing units with an aggregate of anthracite during operation of the electrolytic cell will have the oxidation of the coal component of the refractory blocks air from the outside through the holes in the cathode casing and the inner side (from the melt), carbon monoxide (CO). As a result, there will be destruction of refractory blocks, which will further lead to the penetration of the melt of the electrolyte to the cathode casing and in the worst case developments will lead to the departure of metal and electron�that of the bath.

Also known lining for aluminum cell (mesh) made of pre-cast blocks on the basis of cryolite or cryolite in a mixture with aluminum oxide (alumina), and carbonaceous material. Units are manufactured as follows: a mold is filled with a certain amount of the crushed carbon material is added about 20% by weight. aluminium oxide and all pre-poured molten cryolite. Out of the blocks laid out bottom and side lining, on the abutting surface is covered with a layer of powdered or molten cryolite and then the whole lining is heated to weld the blocks to each other in General monolith (USSR Patent No. 252224, C22D 3/02, 3/12, publ. 10.09.69).

The disadvantage of this design of the lining of an aluminum reduction cell is that when using such blocks on the basis of cryolite with a melting temperature of 1010°C there is always the risk of melting the blocks resulting from disorders of the technological process and the growth temperature of the melt.

Closest to the claimed invention is the lining of an aluminum reduction cell, in which the bottom is made of a refractory, neurolingo material (concrete) and covered with a layer of titanium diboride, which does not interact with liquid aluminum. The current deflecting elements are made and� aluminum in the form of a truncated cone, liquid in the upper part in contact with the molten aluminum cathode and solid in the lower part in contact with the cathode bus, and set passing vertically through the bottom (Patent RF №2281986, SS 3/08, publ. 20.08.2006).

This design allows to exclude horizontal currents in the cathode, and consequently reduce circulation and wave border of the metal with the electrolyte, and this directly affects the performance of current efficiency and energy consumption; to reduce filtering the melt through the bottom and on the limits of the cathode collector element - lining, to reduce the introduction to homeland alkali metals and, to engage the extended lifetime of the cell.

However, the installation of a vertical collector elements in a monolithic bottom, put in 4-5 layers, it is not technological: first-requires complex formwork, second - pouring concrete with a volume of 50-60 t is a difficult and long process; thirdly, the drying and heating of such concrete lining will take from 10 to 20 days otherwise there can be explosive allocation of steam, leading to destruction of the lining.

Furthermore, the use of the collector elements in the form of an inverted truncated cone, the upper part of which is in a liquid state, and the bottom - in solid, lead to the fact that are not soluble in the electrolyte� alumina will settle on the bottom of the tank and clog the channels of the collector elements in the furnace hearth. This will lead to an increase of the voltage drop in the cathode, and in the worst case developments may even lead to a complete loss of contact between the liquid cathode and solid parts of the collector elements, which in turn can cause rupture of a series of electrolytic cells and thereby dramatically reduce the energy efficiency of the cell.

Besides, installing and running the collector elements in the form of an inverted cone with the ratio of the area of the upper section to the lower to 1:2 and in a quantity equal to or greater number of anodes in the prototype, has serious disadvantages in the form of substantial heat removal carried out by the collector elements of aluminum, to fill which will need to increase the interelectrode gap. Thereby increasing the power consumption required for the production of tons of electrolytic aluminum. The area of the lower section is determined acceptable for aluminum current density of 0.65 A/mm2. This means that for a conventional electrolytic cell for a current of 120 kA with 16 anodes, and 16 collector elements, the dimensions of the latter will be ⌀120mm in bottom, and a width of 170 mm in the upper parts, respectively.

The object of the invention is the development of energy efficient design of the lining, which reduce consumption of electricity for a aluminum and provide�assure trouble-free operation of electrolytic cells by excluding cases of clogging the channels from the collector elements in the furnace hearth.

The technical result is the reduction of heat removal carried out by the collector elements of aluminum and obtaining stable electrical resistance of the collector elements throughout the lifetime of the cell.

The solution of this problem is provided by the fact that in the lining of aluminum cell with inert anodes enclosed in the cathode casing comprising a bottom made of a refractory, neurolingo material, and collector elements of aluminum, made of liquid in the upper part in contact with the molten aluminum and solid at the bottom, and set passing vertically through the bottom, according to the inventive solution, the bottom is made of bottom blocks of greater height with protrusions and bottom blocks of lower height, with large blocks of lower height installed at the ends of the hearth, and bottom blocks are smaller in height interspersed with large blocks of greater height with the protrusions, and the protrusions of the blocks, the entire thickness of the block is made of vertical channels for the installation of the collector elements, in addition, the current deflecting elements in the lower part is attached to conductive collector, made in the form of a plate, shown out horizontally from the ends of bottom blocks and through the longitudinal side of the cathode shell.

The implementation of bottom blocks smaller and Bo�LSA height, and also the fact that hearth blocks greater height provided with projections and are provided with channels for the collector elements, and the entrance to the channel is higher relative to the level of the hearth, to minimize the possibility of clogging the channels and reduce energy losses.

The connection of the collector elements of the current to the collector, made in the form of a plate, shown out horizontally from the ends of bottom blocks in contrast to the vertical output down (the prototype), provides a significant reduction in heat loss, resulting in reduced power consumption when receiving tons of aluminum. The plates are arranged inside the housing, and most of the heat remains in the tub.

The invention complement private distinctive features that contribute to the achievement of the task.

According to clause 2, of the claims - in order to eliminate cases of clogging the channels from the collector elements at the bottom of the alumina, the current deflecting elements are G - or T-shaped, which allows the position of the channel to the side surface of the protrusion of the bottom of the block.

According to clause 3 of the claims - deck blocks are made of high-alumina refractory concrete, which is annealed to 1200°C, or of several layers: the working layer made of a high alumina concrete with a thickness of 0.4-0.6 ottolini block, and the secondary layer is made of silica-concrete - else.

At a temperature of 1200°C is in the process of sintering the components of concrete, formed of ceramic communications and concrete is gaining maximum strength. In the impregnation of the working components of the electrolyte layer, the latter reaching the secondary layer will react with the formation of albite, which, in turn, to immerse yourself in metal fluorides, will create a highly viscous glassy silicate system, preventing further penetration of the electrolyte components.

According to clause 4 of the invention is the filling of the interconnect joints between the individual units in the bottom is high-alumina refractory concrete with low viscosity or by gluing or cementing composition with a thickness of 5-20 mm.

The filling of the interconnect joints high-alumina refractory concrete with low viscosity ensures good filling of the seams on the top, even for complex profile of the lateral surface of the bottom block. The connection joints using adhesive or cementing composition reduces the area of the interconnect joints and provides the solidity of the hearth, and this in turn reduces the chance of leaking of the electrolyte in the lining.

The invention is illustrated graphic material.

On Fig shows the proposed lining of an aluminum reduction cell, shown with cut ¼ parts;

Fig.2 shows a bottom block Assembly, shown with a cutout;

Fig.3 shows the current deflecting elements in the collection current to the collector;

Fig.4 presents the lining of an aluminum reduction cell from the collector elements of the G-shaped;

Fig.5 - hearth block from the collector elements of the G-shaped;

Fig.6 shows the current deflecting elements of the G-shaped Assembly with conductive collector;

Fig.7 shows a hearth block from the collector elements of the T-shaped;

Fig.8 shows the current deflecting elements of the T-shaped Assembly with conductive collector;

Fig.9 shows a bottom block Assembly made according to claim 6. of the claims.

The lining of an aluminum reduction cell with inert anodes includes steel cathode casing 1, bottom blocks greater height of the protrusions 2, bottom blocks of lower height 3 installed in the bottom blocks of channels 4 2 collector elements 5 made of aluminum, with the fluid part 6, the conductive collector 7 made of aluminum plates with facing outward part 8, the interconnect joints 9 out of high alumina concrete, side blocks 10, refractory layers made, for example from fireclay, high alumina, magnesia, magnesia bricks and insulating materials 11 that m�may be made, for example, of grog-lightweight, vermiculite, pentatomidae, diatomite, calcium silicate, secondary layer bottom block 12 made of silica concrete.

In order to fully eliminate cases of clogging the channels from the collector elements at the bottom of the alumina, the collector elements 5 are made G - or T-shaped, i.e. the upper part of the collector element 6 is turned about 90° with the output of the channel on the side surface of the protrusion of the block 2 in the case of G-shaped. Or in the case of the T-shaped block, the upper part of the collector element 6 forks and also opens onto the lateral surface of the ledge hearth block 2.

To better fill interconnect joints between deck units are encouraged to use high-alumina refractory concrete with a low viscosity, i.e. use samarasekera concrete. After mixing with a small amount of water to form concrete, which spreads and degassed without the application of vibration. He has all the advantages of low concrete (low porosity, high density, strength, abrasion resistance, heat resistance), it forms a smooth mirror surface. The use of such concrete suitable for the lining of the way places, such as interconnect seams.

For the purpose of formation of a monolithic scat�s from bottom blocks it is possible to use their bonding. This connection method reduces the area of the interconnect joints and provides the solidity of the hearth, and this in turn reduces the chance of leaking of the electrolyte in the lining. You can use adhesive or cementing composition, the thickness of the seam will be 5-20 mm.

Typically, blocks of high-alumina refractory concrete is calcined to a temperature of 900°C, in this case it is proposed to burn them to 1200°C. At this temperature, the process of sintering the components of concrete, formed of ceramic communications and concrete is gaining maximum strength. In this case, hearth units have a high resistance to cryolite-alumina melt.

If the hearth blocks made of several layers: the working layer of high-alumina concrete with a thickness of 0.4-0.6 times the thickness of the block, and a secondary layer made of aluminosilicate concrete, in the impregnation of the working layer components of the electrolyte last, when he reached secondary layer will react with the formation of albite, which, in turn, to immerse yourself in metal fluorides, will create a highly viscous glassy silicate system, preventing further penetration of the electrolyte components.

Installation of the lining of an aluminum reduction cell with inert anodes is as follows.

Hearths�, from high-alumina refractory concrete performed in separate blocks, which, after molding process pass through the stages of drying and firing, is mounted for 5-8 hours, the quality of the blocks will be obviously higher than that of monolithic hearth poured in place.

Initially assemble bottom blocks, this molded hearth block, provided with channels, pre-placed United conductive collector from the collector elements (vertical bars), there are fixed, then hearth block is carried to the place of installation of the lining.

After Assembly and installation of steel cathode casing 1, its bottom poteryatsa refractory and insulating materials 11, and then, the surface of the refractory layer is covered with a layer of granular material which acts as a levelling of the pillow upon which the hearth blocks with a certain pitch, between adjacent blocks of clearance 30-50 mm, inter-seam 9. After this is done, the side walls of the lining of the so-called "edge" placed around the perimeter of the cathode casing between the bottom blocks and the lower part of the walls of the cathode casing and consisting of a layer of insulating material mounted adjacent to the walls of the casing, and a refractory material, can be mounted next � insulating material. The exposed portion of the conductive collectors screwed, lateral lining, ensuring the tightness of the eyebrows, at the same time not preventing thermal expansion of aluminum manifolds. "Edge" is the basis for the installation side of the lining. Installation of side blocks of a non-metallic refractory compounds produced in one row along the walls of the casing 1 includes attaching them to the walls of the casing and greasing all of the support and the mating surfaces. As gluing or cementing composition can be used, for example, torremans, mortars or refractory concrete containing powder of silicon carbide.

The final and responsible operation of mounting the lining is filling interblock bottom seams between blocks.

The proposed lining of an aluminum reduction cell with inert anodes will allow the installation by reducing the labor intensity, improve technical and economic performance by reducing energy consumption and improve the reliability of operation of the cell due to the exclusion of cases of clogging the channels from the collector elements in the furnace hearth.

1. The lining of an aluminum reduction cell with inert anodes placed in the cathode casing comprising a bottom made of a refractory neurolingo material, and the collector element� aluminum made of liquid in the upper part in contact with the aluminum melt and the solid at the bottom and set passing vertically through the bottom, wherein the bottom bottom blocks made of greater height with protrusions and bottom blocks of lower height, with large blocks of lower height installed at the ends of the hearth, and the hearth blocks smaller in height interspersed with large blocks of greater height with the protrusions, and the protrusions of the blocks in all its thickness is made vertical channels for the installation of the collector elements, while the collector of the elements in the lower part is attached to conductive collector, made in the form of a plate, derived horizontally from the ends of bottom blocks of the bottom and through the longitudinal side of the cathode shell.

2. The lining according to claim 1, characterized in that the collector elements are G - or T-shaped.

3. The lining according to claim 1, characterized in that the bottom blocks are made of high alumina concrete, fired to 1200°C, or of multiple layers consisting of the working layer made of a high alumina concrete with a thickness of 0.4-0.6 times the thickness of the block, and a secondary layer made of aluminosilicate concrete with a thickness corresponding to the thickness of the rest of the block.

4. The lining according to claim 1, characterized in that the interconnect connection�o blocks are made of high alumina concrete with low viscosity or by gluing or cementing composition with a thickness of 5-20 mm.



 

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EFFECT: enhanced efficiency.

4 cl, 4 dwg, 1 tbl

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