Know your raw materials

Published 22 August 2016

Stackers and reclaimers play a large part in achieving the reliability that helps deliver a constant supply of homogenised raw materials to the mills. The storage solution must cope with quarry operations and logistics, as well as different raw material parameters. To ensure the reliability of stackers and reclaimers and to optimise their total costs, accurate raw materials characterisation is essential. By FLSmidth, Denmark.

At Holcim Brazil's Barroso plant, the clay excavator was installed in the exiting storages' rails, allowing free access

during installation and a very quikcl changeover with minimum production downtime

Equipment reliability is largely the result of two factors: the equipment selected to handle the materials and the design of the project to integrate the equipment into the plant. When designing the optimal raw material equipment set-up, raw material specifications provide the key to achieving maximum reliability.

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