BBA

Electrolysis Process

Smelters consume tremendous amounts of electricity. That’s why they require the most advanced equipment to ensure optimal power supply continuity and quality as well as to guarantee high-yield production. At BBA, we have mastered the craft of selecting the right equipment for electrolysis plants in order to increase production at facilities. We draw on the combined strength of our multidisciplinary teams to offer innovative solutions. Our team focuses on advising clients and helps them make the best technological choices for an exceptional rate of return.

GENERAL STUDIES

  • Technical and economic prefeasibility and feasibility studies
  • Technical audit
  • Master plan
  • Facility modernization and upgrading program

DIRECT CURRENT BUSBARS

  • Sizing
  • Current density
  • Temperature rise
  • Thermal expansion
  • Arrangement
  • Flexible
  • Short-circuit force
  • Constructability in operating conditions (welding)
  • DC disconnect

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

  • Specialized studies
    • Short-circuit / power flow study
    • Protection coordination study
    • Arc flash exposure study
    • Reactive energy compensation study
    • Harmonic study at the impedance locus
    • Harmonic filtering strategy
  • Equipment specifications
  • Bid analysis and recommendations
  • Procurement recommendations
  • Procurement tracking and expediting
  • Compliance testing at the supplier’s facilities (FAT)
  • Equipment implementation
  • Control, metering and protection
  • Networking (CEI 61850 protocol)
  • Construction supervision
  • Operating guidelines
  • Training courses

AUTOMATION

  • Control architecture
  • PLC, DCS, operator interface (HMI), SCADA (programming and commissioning)
  • Instrumentation and P&ID (selection, engineering and commissioning)
  • Ethernet network, control, instrumentation and electrical apparatus
  • Wired, fibre optic and wireless telecommunications (design, rollout and commissioning)
  • Advanced controls
  • Process modelling
  • Process analysis and optimization
  • Optimization of control loops
  • Operational support at the client’s location or remotely

TESTING, PRE-OPERATIONAL VERIFICATIONS AND COMMISSIONING

  • Complete planning of test and commissioning programs
  • Definition of safety procedures and criteria
  • Equipment and system testing and commissioning
  • Measurements and performance tests (power flow, regulation, harmonic filtering, apparatus and busbar heating, etc.)

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

  • Pumping and piping
  • Hydraulic modelling
  • Specifications
  • Mechanical design
  • Thermal and structural constraints
  • Finite element analysis
  • Equipment implementation
  • 3D layout
  • Process optimization %u2500 Reengineering
  • Performance audit
  • Energy efficiency
  • Thermal network
  • Conveying and handling