Keeping your cool

Published 17 April 2018

Yanbu Cement Co looks at the importance of optimising cooler operation in managing a cement plant’s energy consumption and protecting downstream equipment. By Amr Nader, Yanbu Cement Co, Saudi Arabia.

Figure 1: Yanbu Cement Company process optimisation objectives and footprint

One of the strategic goals set by Saudi cement producer Yanbu Cement Co  (YCC) is to maximise asset utilisation at the lowest specific thermal and electrical energy but the highest-possible quality (see Figure 1). This is reflected in a significantly increased clinker production and improved clinker quality.

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