A TEC GRECO, specialists in combustion engineering, is to supply Ciments Calcia (part of the Italcementi Group) with a natural gas modification kit to be be implemented at its Couvrot cement plant in France.
Due to rising fuel oil costs Ciments Calcia decided to change its complete fuel system on the kiln burner at the plant. In September 2012 the new petcoke system was started up in the already-prepared GRECO kiln burner. At the end of the year Ciments Calcia decided to invest in a natural gas modification kit for the existing system and awarded A TEC GRECO the contract.
The package consists of a valve train for 3500Nm³/h, a fuel management system, a gas lance, a flame sensor as well as the modification kit for the burner itself. Everything is installed according to EN 746-2 including failsafe programming on the fuel and burner management system. This new update will be installed and started after a short kiln stoppage in mid-June.