Production of aluminum (1983)

Documentary №40713, 2 parts, duration: 0:20:00
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Camera operators:Telyatnikov


The film illustrates the basic technological procedures of aluminum production.

Reel №1

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The workshop of the aluminum plant.

The shop of the anode mass.

Crushing of solid raw materials.

Calcination of coke in a rotary kiln.

Coke cooling zone.

Transport gallery.

Crushing of coke in crushers and separation into fractions.

Ball mill.

Dry charge mixer (for mixing solid carbon fractions).

The study of the obtained anode mass in the laboratory.

Pressing of the anode mass (diagram, animation).

Cooling of the finished anode.

Placing anodes in the chambers of firing furnaces.

The process of firing anodes (scheme).

Finished sections of anodes are sent to the electrolysis shop.

Samples of aluminum ores.


Dissolution of alumina in molten cryolite.

The electrolysis process (animation).

Installation of carbon cathode blocks.

The rods of the cathode blocks are filled with liquid cast iron.

Laying of cathode blocks in the bath.

Anodes mounted on the supporting frame.

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Lowering the shelter on the electrolyzer.

The scheme of operation of the electrolyzer (animation).

Aluminum electrolysis scheme (animation).

Punching the electrolyte crust.

Loading the necessary raw materials through the punched holes.

The scheme of operation of the rod feeder (animation).

Removal of stubs and replacement of anodes using overhead cranes.

Installation of a new anode.

Sampling for crystal-optical analysis.

Instrument readings.

Filling of alumina.

Aluminum plant.

The workshop of the aluminum plant.

Recreation room.

Transportation of rough metal to the foundry department.

Aluminum cleaning and casting into molds and other workpieces.

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