Improved productivity at Titan

Improved productivity at Titan
Published: 06 April 2005

Titan America has reduced energy costs by more than US$120,000 per year and increased finish mill production by five per cent with Pavilion’s advanced process control (APC) cement solution.  Titan America participated in Pavilion’s ValueFirst™ program designed to reduce a client’s potential risk by evaluating and guaranteeing the expected return on investment (ROI) before project deployment.  In just four months, Pavilion’s solution has successfully delivered expected benefits on two cement mills at Titan America’s facility in Roanoke, Virginia.

“Pavilion’s ValueFirst program underscores the company’s dedication to the success of our business,” said Brian Allder, Process Engineer for Titan America.  “We entered into this relationship confident that the technology would deliver results, and they have more than delivered on that guarantee. We reduced specific energy costs by 3.5 kWh/short ton, increased production by 4.8 per cent and 5.7 per cent on the two mills, and enhanced overall product quality in four months

Pavilion’s state-of-the art cement solutions address the most pressing needs of cement manufacturers. Pavilion’s multivariable predictive control enabled Titan to achieve their primary goal of reducing energy use, while simultaneously improving product quality and increasing production.  In addition, operators were able to use the solution to start-up the mills, which reduced the operator time spent on start-up. Leveraging the processexpertise of Pavilion’s engineering resources, Pavilion’s solutions deliver a faster time to value and greater sustained value with lower maintenance costs than incumbent technologies like expert system-based toolkits.