Citeureup prepares to sample

Published 29 April 2013

PT Indocement’s Citeureup plant has come a long way since its first automated laboratory system was installed in 1996. Today, the Indonesian works benefits from the latest revamp in its laboratory section as FLSmidth carried out an extensive upgrade, which included its Centaurus combined mill and press. By Steen Tokkesdal Pedersen, FLSmidth, Denmark & Dr Vera Indrawati J, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk, Indonesia.

Close-up from inside the P6, P7, P8 robot cell. The tall unit behind the robot is

the sample receiving unit with the sample cup cleaning cabinet at the front

Majority-owned by HeidelbergCement, PT Indocement has 12 production lines with 18.6Mta cement capacity at its Citeureup, Palimanan and Tarjun works. Since its first production line entered service in 1975, Citeureup has emerged as an Asian mega plant compound. Every day, around 32,500t of clinker is produced on its nine production lines.

PT Indocement has been a regional pioneer in the use of fully-automated sampling and preparation systems and today, two adjoining QCX systems undertake routine sampling, preparation and analysis from the four largest production lines P6, P7, P8 and P11. In the two automated systems four units of the new-generation Centaurus combined mill and press from FLSmidth have been installed.

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