Cement Kiln Refractories Course

By David Hargreaves

Principal refractory performance issues in the rotary kiln, refractory materials, process efficiency of linings, inspection, repair and maintenance, optimised refractory usage. A total course for cement production staff who, until now, have only been able to 'learn on the job'.

Course Content

  • Overview of refractory materials
  • Refractories for the rotary kiln
  • Principal refractory performance issues in the rotary kiln
  • Inspection, condition monitoring, repair and maintenance of the rotary kiln lining
  • Refractories for the static plant
  • Main performance issues and problems in the static plant
  • Inspection and condition monitoring of static plant linings
  • The refractory lining and its contribution to process efficiency
  • Future challenges

Course Material

The Cement Kiln Refractories e-Learning course is intended to fill a gap in the cement industry where no formal training in refractories is generally available. Engineers will no longer be obliged to gain their refractories experience 'on the job', with the inevitable consequence of perpetuating mistakes.

This certified training will provide the accumulated experience of more than 30 years in cement kiln refractory engineering, and will allow informed decisions to be made regarding selection, installation and maintenance of refractories and refractory systems.

The course begins with the key principals of refractory materials for cement kilns, covering selection, installation and maintenance for all sections of the kiln.

Inspection, condition monitoring, preventative and planned maintenance are all covered and also cement kiln refractory performance benchmarking and the development of refractory improvement plans. Important relationships between the refractory lining and process efficiency will be discussed in some detail.

On completion of this course, delegates should have a firm appreciation of the importance of the many refractory choices to be made in both the rotary kiln and static plant areas such as preheaters, precalciners, kiln hoods and coolers.

Successful participants will qualify for certification from the Independent Cement Producers Association and will be much better placed to contribute to improvement plans within their factories and production lines.