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MQP has a guiding philosophy to develop and introduce innovative technology for casthouses and strongly believes in the value of disseminating information generated to the industry and beyond.

Since it’s inception MQP has presented a number of technical papers at TMS and other international conferences often in collaboration with major companies in the aluminium industry and academic establishments.

The essential details of these papers and other related articles have regularly been published in the UK Journals Aluminium Times and Aluminium International Today and can be read in the following publications section.

The Batchpilot experience at Alunorf

Michael Bryant,MQP Limited

Aluminium Times April/May 2018

Optifilter paper TMS 2017

Michael Bryant

Aluminium Times, April 2017

Multi Stage Filtration incorporating Ti BAl Grain Refinement

Michael Bryant

Al Times 2011, Jan/Feb, pp 18,19

“First Words”

John Courtenay, MQP Ltd

Aluminium Times, 2015, September, pp 2 & 4

“Fused refining fluxes and their reaction kinetics”

Michael Bryant, MQP Ltd

International Aluminium Journal, 2015, July/August pp 45,46,47

“Melt quality control now in real time”

Paul Evans,tsc & Michael Bryant,MQP Ltd

Aluminium Times, 2015, July/August pp. 50,52,53

“The evolution of fused refining fluxes”

Michael Bryant, MQP Ltd

Aluminium Times, 2015, April/May pp 71-76

“Improved grain refinement of AA 6060 extrusion billets”

Michael Bryant, MQP Ltd

Al Times, April/May, 2014, pp 56-57

“A further step towards total melt quality”

Michael Bryant, MQP Ltd and Phil Enright, N-Tec Limited

Al Times, Oct/Nov,2013,pp 16-17

” High premiums reinforce Batchpilot case”

Michael Bryant, MQP Ltd

Al Times, Nov/Dec, 2014

“Dynamic Concept provides engineering solutions”

Michael Bryant, MQP Ltd

Al International Today, May/June, 2014, p46

“Optifine brings Turkish delight”

Michael Bryant, MQP Ltd

Al International Today, Nov/Dec, 2013, pp23,24

“Optimising grain refinement”

John Courtenay,Rein Vainik & Michael Bryant, MQP Ltd

Al International Today, Sept/Oct, 2012,pp 87-90

“A fused magnesium chloride containing refining flux”

John Courtenay & Michael Bryant, MQP Ltd

Al International Today, May/June,2012, pp 42-45

“The Opticast system is truly innovative”

Michael Bryant, MQP Ltd

Aluminium Times, Jan/Feb, 2013,p 40

“Increasing casthouse production at Alcoa Deschambault”

Martin Champoux, Dynamic Concept

Aluminium Times, July/Aug, 2013,p 54

“Optimisation of grain refinement in a melting operation based on primary metal”

Michael Bryant,MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, April /May, 2013,pp 48-50

“Enhancement to Moduloc digital laser sensor technology”

Michael Bryant,MQP Limited

Aluminium Times,July/Aug 2012

“Alspek H hydrogen analyser with twin probes”

Aluminum Times, April/May 2012 p71

“A new fused magnesium chloride containing flux based on a ternary system”

As published Aluminium International Today,May/June 2012

“Fully automated liquid metal weight measurement”

Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, Jan/Feb, 2012 pp 52-53

“XC Filter and Optifilter: Two three stage filtration systems compared”

John Courtenay and Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

As published in Aluminium International Today, July/ August, 2011

“Beliefs about Magnesium Chloride fluxes questioned”

John Courtenay & Michael Bryant MQP Limited

Aluminium Times,September 2011, pp18,20

“Bone ash replacement product is safer”

John Courtenay & Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, July/August 2011, p57

“Fast and accurate hydrogen measurement for aluminium casthouses”

Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, April/ May 2011, p51

“Single strand rod feeder for Optifine”

Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium International Today, January/February 2011, p30

“Moduloc digital laser metal level sensors for the aluminium industry”

Rolf Backberg,Moduloc Control Systems Ltd, Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, October/November 2010, p26

“Optifeeder rod feeding machine brings precision to Optifine TiBAl rod grain refining”

Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, September 2010, p75

“Automated Batchpilot helps increase furnace productivity”

Aluminium International Today, July/Aug 2010, p36

“Optifine potent grain refiner reduces risk of cracked ingots and billet”

Rein Vainik, Opticast Aluminium AB, Gus Hornsby, Hulamin Rolled Products, John Courtenay & Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium International Today, March/ April 2010, pp24-25

“Production trials at Hulamin with Optifine”

Rein Vainik, Opticast Aluminium AB, Gus Hornsby, Hulamin Rolled Products John Courtenay & Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, January/February 2010, p33

“Alunorf benefit from adoption of Batchpilot system”

Christof Buening & Philip Meslage, Aluminium Norf. GmbH, Richard Courtenay & Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, July/ August 2009, p47

“Optimum grain refining with a high performance master alloy”

R Vainik, Opticast Aluminium AB J Courtenay & M Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium International Today, March/April 2010, pp25-28

“Master alloy grain refiners can bring substantial savings”

Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, January/ February 2009, p32

“Filtration of molten aluminium with a three stage chamber system using a final stage cyclone”

John Courtenay & Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, September 2008, p99

“Pleated cartridges provide increased baghouse capacity and improved filter performance”

John Courtenay & Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, July/ August 2008, p52

“Optimum grain refining with a high performance master alloy”

R Vainik, Opticast Aluminium AB J Courtenay & M Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium International Today, March/April 2009, pp25-28

“A new insight into the melting behaviour and performance of fused MgCl²/KCL”

J Courtenay & M Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium International Today, March/April 2008, pp24-28

“Batchpilot – an update on progress in casthouses around the world”

J Courtenay & M Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium International Today, January/ February 2008, p28

“John Courtenay, Managing Director of MQP Limited talks to Aluminium Times”

J Courtenay MQP Limited

Aluminium Times, January/ February 2008, p40

“MQP – The Melt Quality Partnership”

M Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium International Today, 2007, November/December, pp24-25

“Opticast for optimised aluminium grain refinement”

Rein Vainik, Opticast Aluminium AB, John Courtenay & Michael Bryant, MQP Limited

Aluminium International Today, 2007, September/October, pp46-50

“Accurate measurement of furnace heel and transferred weight”

John H Courtenay, MQP Limited

Aluminium International Today, 2006, July/August, pp48-51