COE
74 posts
TimePosted 11/05/2013 05:17:25
COE says

Raw mix adjustment for courser quartz and calcite

Dear All

Raw mix having courser quartz and calcite is difficult to burn. The first attempt one has to take is to grind raw meal finer.

But plant having wet grinding has limitation as finer raw meal creates filter cloth jamming and hence affects the productivity.

A typical raw mix details are as follows

Acid insoluble residue on 45 micron , quartz - 7-8%

Normal residue on 212 micron is 2.9 - 3.1%

Chemical composition of clinker

SiO2 - 22.0 to 22.2 , Al2O3 - 5.2 to 5.5 , Fe2O - 3.9 to 4.1 , CaO - 64.8 to 65.0 , MgO - 0.7 , K2O - 0.5 , Na2O - 0.2 , SO3 - 0.6 to 0.8 , LSF - 90-92, C3S - 40 -42, SM - 2.3 - 2.4 , AM - 1.3-1.5 , Liquid content at 1338 deg C - 23-25 and at 1400 deg C is 25 to 28

Plant is using pet coke in kiln firing only and coal firing in calciner. ASR is more or less balanced.

What actions can be taken further to improve clinker reactivity?

Regards

 

 

 

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Raj Sahu
198 posts
TimePosted 13/05/2013 05:14:47
Raj Sahu says

re Raw mix adjustment for courser quartz and calcite

Could you please sent more details of  your raw mix as given under:

Raw Meal LOI SiO2 Al2O3 Fe2O3 CaO MgO Na2O K2O SO3 Cl

Residue of raw mix (by wet sieving)on +90 micron & 212 micron

Calcite and quartz grain size in limestone determined  by Optical Microscopy

 

Regards,

Raj Sahu

 

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COE
74 posts
TimePosted 13/05/2013 06:46:15
COE says

re Raw mix adjustment for courser quartz and calcite

Dear Sahuji

Thanks for your interest...

Please find the Kiln feed analysis

SiO2 - 13.4-13.6% , Al2O3 - 3.2-3.3 ,Fe2O3 - 2.5 - 2.6 , CaO - 43.3-43.5 , MgO - 0.5, Na2O - 0.2 , K2O - 0.4 ,  SO3 - 0.4 , LOI - 34.5

Residue on 212 micron ~ 3.0

Residue on 90 micron ~ 20%

Average quartz content (> 45 micro) ~ 7-9%

Regards

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Ted Krapkat
536 posts
TimePosted 13/05/2013 06:57:22

re Raw mix adjustment for courser quartz and calcite

Hello COE,

In addtion to the extra data requested by Raj, could you also let me know the normal % residue on 45 microns, the typical range of clinker free lime and the type and quantity(%) of silica corrective, if you use one.

Also, I calculate your clinker C3S to be about 53-55% not 40-42%, was this a typing error?

Either way, your C3S is lower than most plants and you could benefit by an increase in LSF to ~95. This should increase the C3S content in the clinker.

If high free lime in your clinker is a problem, and you can't reduce the fineness of your kiln feed, you might gain some improvement by lowering the SM to say 2.3-2.4. The only other way would be to use raw materials and correctives that contains less coarse quartz.

 

Regards,

Ted.

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