CAGroup Anode Solutions:
Is a division of CAGroup (former Consolidated Alloys), who are a high quality and innovative Australian manufacturer of lead and tin industrial products as well as other building products. CAGroup has under various trading names been manufacturing in Australia since the 1930’s with a reputation for the highest quality, innovative and competitive products. CAGroup is in turn 100% owned by Amalgamated Metals Corporation who are a London Headquartered international manufacturer and trader of non-ferrous metals.
CAGroup have supplied anodes to projects across Australia, Chile, Macedonia, Japan, Myanmar, Russia, DRC, the Philippines, Peru, Kazakhstan and Mongolia, just to name a few. With over 90% of our anode output exported around the world, CAGroup is recognised as a world class supplier to the global Electrorefining and Electrowinning industry (Copper, Nickel and Zinc Plants). Clients include leading miners such as BHP Billiton, Glencore, Nyrstar, KAZ Minerals, RCC and MMG.
Utilising the finest primary calcium/tin/lead alloys along with our proprietary TMCR (thermo-mechanically controlled rolling) process, which has been developed and refined in-house by CAGroup engineers, we have achieved anode life spans of greater than 12 years in certain SX-EW plants. Utilising our own in-house technical and laboratory personnel, CAGroup has refined alloys and manufacturing processes to achieve anodes with:
* Excellent mechanical properties including yield strength and hardness
* A tough, adherent and uniform oxide layer to maximise anode life and minimise Cu contamination
* Tight thickness and flatness control to maximise Cu yield
* Excellent conductivity to minimise power consumption
* Excellent current distribution
Anode Inspection & Monitoring: Individually tailored anode monitoring programs are offered. These include: site visit, operational data collection, anode inspection, dimensional measurements, tests and analysis, life expectancy modelling, to name a few. The aim of this condition monitoring service is to maintain operational efficiency of the anodes so that cathode metal yields and purity are maximised, whilst energy consumption is minimised through achieving the highest possible current efficiency.
Recycling: As part of our commitment to the environment, we can purchase back from clients spent anodes which will be returned to our facility, broken down and recycled in a fully audited and environmentally safe manner.