Technical Support


Light Metals Research Centre provide a range of technical support both on the client premisses and on our labs. In the client aluminium smelter/alumina refinery  we can provide the following services:

Our labs are specialised in testing and characterisation of materials for the aluminium industry:

  • Material Testing - we have been testing and improving cathode materials, sidewall refractories. Our test provide useful information about ware rates of cathode materials and sidewall materials in aluminium reduction environment.
  • Microstructure analysis and Characterisation of alumina and bath materials- providing useful information regarding bath chemistry such as Cryolite ratio and liquidus point and the various phases in the bath. The alumina analysis that we provide include phase composition, surface area, pore size distribution, HF adsorption capability and more.