Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in advanced process control (APC) and environmental compliance solutions, announced today that the first project at Dyckerhoff’s Lengerich site, Germany, has delivered benefits in excess of expectations. As part of the enterprise agreement Dyckerhoff forged last year, the company will now deploy Pavilion’s control solutions at six additional sites throughout Germany.
As a result of deploying Pavilion’s control solution on a kiln and finish mill, Dyckerhoff’s Lengerich, Germany site has increased production by four percent and up to nine percent on the two installations respectively. In addition, the kiln operation has been significantly stabilized for the use of multiple types of alternative fuels. These results exceed those identified as part of the initial Pavilion ValueFirst(TM) benefits analysis.
"Pavilion’s control solutions have delivered significant benefits very quickly, helping us to simultaneously increase our use of alternative fuels and maximize production," said Herbert Reckziegel, director of Technical Department of Dyckerhoff. "In addition, Pavilion’s team of skilled engineers has been an excellent compliment to Dyckerhoff’s culture of continuous improvement within the organization."
Like many European cement manufacturers, Dyckerhoff uses alternative fuels in their cement kiln operations. With the Lengerich project, Dyckerhoff addressed an important issue. The company successfully increased the use of alternative fuels without compromising production rate, product quality, reliability or safety.