Achieving the target

Published 23 November 2016

While achieving targets is commonplace in the cement industry, when it comes to quality, there are a few key parameters that determine the final product in the cement production process.

Figure 1: some of the large amounts of data that are routinely collected in a modern cement plant

Maintaining quality in the cement industry involves meeting a wide range of targets for raw material composition, raw meal fineness, kiln feed composition, clinker composition and mineralogy, cement fineness and several others along the way. In practice it is often found that, ultimately, the quality depends on a few parameters of the many which are measured routinely in most plants. Understanding how to meet the targets for these can assist in achieving the consistency which is key to making good cement.

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