Bringing down temperature

Published 12 April 2022

Vietnam’s tropical climate, with its high humidity, places extra challenges on FICO-YTL’s grinding plant operations in Tay Ninh, affecting the performance of the final product. However, following an upgrade the cement produced in the mill is now of a significantly better quality, while output has increased and power consumption reduced. By Hongzhi Zhu, CETEC Co Ltd, China.

Following an upgrade at FICO-YTL's grinding operations in

Tay Ninh, Vietnam, the company's cement quality has improved

while output has increased and power consumption reduced

FICO-YTL operates a 0.3Mta grinding plant in the Tan Chau district of Tay Ninh, Vietnam, with a 1.5Mta expansion project currently under way.

The existing grinding system includes a f4.2x13.5m ball mill and a supporting separator (see Figure 1). The open-circuit grinding system has a design capacity of 100tph. The main cement types produced are PCB40 and PCB50.

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