TMEIC GE will supply drives and motors to Missouri-based Continental Cement for the plant’s new dry cement kiln system. The dry kiln, which will replace an older wet kiln system, produces clinker, a component of cement. The order includes both medium and low voltage motors and drives.
The Dura-Bilt5i MV drives (2,500 and 3,000hp) in the raw mill and kiln ID fans will provide variable process air flow. Additionally, the two TMdrive-10s (300hp and 600hp) for the kiln and separator will provide accurate variable speed control.
"The conservative bridge design, small size, and excellent user interface in our system design offers a higher level of reliability and control to our customers" TMEIC GE Marketing Director, Steve Blomquist said. "Continental also was able to capitalize on our close working relationship with GE to
purchase a complete bundled solution from switchgear to motors."
Start-up of the new kiln system is scheduled for late 2007.