The eye of the kiln

Published 28 February 2023

Thermographic vision has improved the accuracy of kiln monitoring systems and enabled cement plants to spot potential issues early. At Votorantim Cimentos’ plant in Malaga, Spain, VisionTIR installed an RKS300 system to help the facility improve its refractory identification and reduce energy costs. By VisionTIR, Spain.

The accuracy of kiln monitoring has significantly improved through the use of thermographic vision-based systems

The temperature in the kiln is a key factor in clinker production and its control is governed not only by the cement quality required but also by kiln maintenance costs, a major part of total production costs at a cement plant.

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