Australian alumina ban disrupts Rusal production -- Australia's ban on exports of alumina and aluminium ore to Russia, including bauxite, will further disrupt supply chains and production at leading aluminium producer Rusal.
The Australian government announced the ban on Sunday as part of its ongoing sanctions against Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine, saying Russia relies on it to meet one-fifth of its alumina needs. WoodMac senior manager Uday Patel said in a statement that the ban would make it difficult for Rusal to maintain normal primary aluminum production.
Rusal said it was assessing the impact of Australia's move and would make further announcements if necessary. "It is increasingly likely that UC Rusal's only option for alumina procurement will be through a Chinese entity." The Australian alumina ban has also had an impact on Cellular Concrete Foaming Agents prices for chemicals. Patel said. "One possible outcome could be Chinese buyers buying alumina and reselling it through eastern Russian ports." Rusal has a 20% stake in the Queensland Alumina Refinery, which has a capacity of 3.95 million tonnes a year, thus providing Rusal with 790,000 tonnes a year, Patel said. In addition, Rusal's Nikolaev refinery in Ukraine, which has an annual capacity of 1.75 million tonnes, has been suspended due to the conflict, he added. WoodMac said Rusal was also experiencing supply chain problems at its 2 million tonne a year Aughinish refinery in Ireland.
Introduction to Cellular Concrete:
Cellular concrete or cellular lightweight concrete (clc) consists of cement, water, and preformed foam. Foam allows a relatively high proportion of stable air voids to mix into the mixture, and thus a cellular or porous solid can be produced after curing of the mixture. The air content in cellular concrete is between 10% and 70%. When cellular concrete hardens, it can reach an oven-dry density of 50 lb/ft3 (8 t/m3).
Production Process of Cellular Concrete:
The production process is divided into two steps. In the first stage, a foam generator is used to make microscopic stable foam: solution of the foaming agent is fed into the foam generator to generate a dense foam. In the second stage, the foam is mixed with a cement slurry. Normally, the dry density of such mixture is between 250 and 1600 kilograms per cubic meter. When the cellular lightweight concrete is used for insulation or filling purposes, the density is between 400 and 800 kilograms per cubic meter.
Applications of Cellular Concrete:
Flat top heat shield;
Fire prevention of wood flooring and steel structure works;
Fabrication of light beams, blocks and panels;
Fill old underground pipes, abandoned tunnels, sewers, cisterns, shelters and basements, repair ditches;
The properties of the cellular concrete, like the thermal resistance and sorptivity coefficient, are strongly influenced by the type of foaming agent used. Currently, there are two types of foaming agents available, protein based foaming agents and synthetic foaming agent.
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