Reconditioning race against time

Published 28 May 2019

The reconditioning of 14 raw and coal mill rollers enabled one US cement plant to be fully up-and-running after a shorter-than-usual maintenance period just before the facility’s busiest season. By Smith Services, USA.

One of the eight raw mill rollers for reconditioning

Working around the clock, seven-days-a-week, a major cement mill located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA produces over 4000tpd of cement. Spanning over 100 acres, the mill is one part of the US industry’s 100Mta production base. Tasked with turning huge chunks of quarried limestone rock into the marble-sized clinker for cement production, the plant operates massive machinery under some of the most extreme conditions in the industry. The plant’s maintenance personnel are under continuous pressure to ensure that all mission-critical equipment runs smoothly to avoid expensive downtime.

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