Improving fuel security

Published 12 February 2019

Germany-based Gebr Pfeiffer has successfully completed an EPC turnkey project to build a complete solution for fuel conversion and coal/petcoke grinding in the existing plant of Building Materials Industries Co (BMIC) in Assiut, upper Egypt. The new grinding facility enables BMIC to improve its fuel security in today’s volatile markets. By Ahmed Essam, Gebr Pfeiffer, Germany.

Figure 1: the grinding area at BMIC’s Assiut plant includes an MPS 2800 BK VRM

and process filter with flow volume of 160,000m3/h

With today’s fluctuating energy markets, and increasing global geopolitical risks, it is essential for energy-intensive industries such as the cement sector to have absolute fuel flexibility. The freedom and ability to run the production line on fuels such as heavy fuel, natural gas, coal, petcoke or every imaginable mix in between, instantly and effortlessly, is key to ensuring fuel security.

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