THE DATA BASE: THE POTENTIAL FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION IN NINE SELECTED INDUSTRIES. VOLUME 5: ALUMINUM. FIRST EDITION

The purpose of this study, contained in nine separate volumes, was to provide basic data on energy consumption in industry and to identify opportunities for energy conservation. Each volume is organized into 4 sections: section 1 is an introduction, section 2 describes the methodology employed in the study, section 3 contains executive summary tables of energy consumption data for each of the nine industries examined, and section 4 analyzes the data collected for one specific industry. Volume 5 discusses the materials balance and energy consumption data for the production sequence resulting in the output of primary aluminum ingots. The total primary energy used in aluminum production amounts to 173.26 MMBTU/ton of aluminum. Over 70% of this is associated with generating electricity for the smelting step. The cost associated with the production of one ton of primary aluminum is $56.40. Compared with the average price of ingots in 1970, $574/ton, the primary energy cost represents about 9.8% of the value of shipments. Two items of particular interest to the aluminum industry are discussed: the effect of raw materials imports and the developments in refining and smelting.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Industrial Programs, 12th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20461
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FEA-184-D
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM