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TimePosted 06/06/2008 20:47:20
Bashar says

Kiln feed to clinker ratio

How best can we improve kiln feed to clinker ratio of our kiln? We operate a DOPOL model 3 stage suspension pre heater kiln and the clinker conversion factor has been consistently high approximately 1.75. Does it have anything to do with the collection efficiency of our cyclones? Someone suggested optimising the dip tubes in our cyclones can help us, is that correct? Somebody help us with some ideas please.


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Michael Clark
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TimePosted 09/06/2008 10:27:11

Re: Kiln feed to clinker ratio

Dear Bashar,

Certainly improving the collection efficiency of the cyclones in the preheater will improve the kiln feed to clinker ratio. With kiln feed of typical lime saturation and calcium carbonate content the kiln feed to clinker factor would be expected to be around 1.54 due to loss of CO2 from the CaCO3. That factor is increased by the dust losses from the preheater to the raw mill and dust filters. If your factor is 1.75 then you must have high dust losses from the preheater so improving collection efficiency will reduce the factor. However, it will also increase the pressure drop across the preheater. Does your induced draft fan have sufficient spare capacity to operate with a higher pressure drop across the preheater?

Dr Michael Clark


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TimePosted 17/06/2008 17:45:06
Davo says

Re: Kiln feed to clinker ratio

Dear Bashar, Dr Clark very correctly explained you, how can you reduce dust emission from kiln system. I can only confirm that, and tell you from my own experience (from our plant operation), that dip tube increasing reduces dust emission and temerature of exhaust gases from kiln system as well. But you must calculate how this can influence on your ID fan efficiency. 

Dr of Engineering David Babayan


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TimePosted 04/02/2023 04:00:45
Sangia says

re Re: Kiln feed to clinker ratio

Is this ratio different when kiln feed with dust and kiln feed without dust. I mean when dust totally extracted to CKD and send to Finish Mill, the clinker production will be lower than normal when dust re-feed to kiln feed....