ABB has successfully installed and commissioned the first SpectraFlow raw material online analyser in the Gulf region. Together with RMP (Raw Mix Preparation) ABB has delivered and installed two state-of-the art technologies that help Oman’s Raysut Cement optimise its limestone blending. RMP is a software solution deployed in the Expert Optimizer’s platform, covering all stages of raw mix blending, from the quarry to grinding, ensuring that quality targets are reached at the lowest possible cost.
With a rated annual production capacity of 3Mt, Raysut Cement, located in Salalah, in the south of the sultanate, is a leading producer of cement in the Gulf region, and the largest producer nationally. ABB’s installation demonstrates that sensitive high-tech measurement equipment can be used in the harsh environment of a desert.
The order for the SpectraFlow analyser was placed in June 2008, with final erection and commissioning in February 2009. The ensuing factory acceptance tests for both, SpectraFlow and RMP were successfully concluded in summer 2010.
According to Oman Cement the ABB SpectraFlow analyser is now running to its full satisfaction. Savings of 5-10 per cent on heat consumption and a production increase of three per cent are now being recorded.