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ABB launches probe to tackle AFR explosions

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

ABB has developed ProKiln, a gas sampling system designed to reduce the risk of explosions due to the increased use of alternative fuels and raw materials (AFR). According to the European Cement Association, up to 95 per cent of traditional fuels used in cement production can be replaced with AFR to help reduce emissions. However, the volatility created by the higher use of AFR can bring with it an increased risk of explosions resulting in kiln stoppages and unnecessary costs.   ABB’s ...

ABB installs its distribution control system at Star Super Cement

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

ABB was the electrical and automation partner for the Star Cement clinkerisation plant 10 years ago and had deployed ABB’s DCS for three cement grinding units when these plants were installed. Each grinding unit had a different generation of DCS depending on the plant commissioning period. All grinding units have now been upgraded to ABB Ability System 800xA, which can implement advanced process control methods and is ranked by the ARC advisory group as the world’s No 1 DCS platform over th...

ABB calls for faster adoption of high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ABB has released a white paper " Achieving the Paris Agreement: The Vital Role of High-Efficiency Motors and Drives in Reducing Energy Consumption" that reveals the potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by the latest and most high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. ABB is calling on governments and industry to accelerate adoption of the technology to help combat climate change. According to the International Energy Agen...

Oman Cement orders ABB's optimisation technology

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Co (OCC) will build on long-term ABB relationship with the installation of ABB’s state-of-the-art ABB Ability™ System 800xA to optimise performance on all three process lines at the Muscat-based cement factory, which has a 3.5Mta cement production.  ABB has built on a 40-year relationship with leading cement producer OCC in delivering the latest digital control systems to boost operational efficiency, increase availability, lower costs and drive sustainability. ABB has also re...

Tan Thang Cement orders an ABB control system package

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

ABB has supported Tan Thang Cement to successfully complete the commissioning of ABB Ability™ digital solutions at a new cement plant in Nghe An province, Vietnam.  ABB provided the ABB Ability™ System 800xA DCS (Distributed Control System), which integrates control, electrical and communication systems for optimal visibility into all processes for stable production and the efficient use of raw materials and energy. The package also includes ABB Ability™ Knowledge Manager and ABB Ability™...

Birla Corp subsidiary opts for ABB Ability Expert Optimizer

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp subsidiary RCCPL will employ ABB Ability™ Expert Optimizer and other digital technologies to maximise production at its new cement plant at Mukutban in Maharashtra, India. ABB will supply RCCPL with ABB Ability™ Expert Optimizer, an advanced process control solution for controlling, stabilising and optimising industrial processes, and which will allow the cement producer to increase production, minimise carbon footprint and reduce fuel consumption to meet energy usage goals.   Bi...

Tan Thang Cement awards ABB with automation contract

18 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Switzerland-based ABB has recently won an order to supply additional integrated digital automation and electrical equipment for Tan Thang Cement JSC’s greenfield plant project in Nghe An, Vietnam. This is a follow-up order from the initial delivery of the same from the company, which is currently under construction. The new order includes a 110kV AIS substation with a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, telecommunications, and high-voltage primary and secondary equipme...

Emami Cement orders system from ABB India

15 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Emami Cement has ordered an automation and electrical system from ABB India for a 2Mta greenfield plant in Odisha, according to moneycontrol. Emami hopes to meet the rising demand in the country by constructing energy-efficient cement plants. ABB will be helping the company meet that target by installing an ABB Ability™ Distributed Control System 800xA. The system will maximise plant uptime and optimise the cement production process.

EPCC switches to a new era

15 August 2016, Published under Cement News

ABB recently installed an upgrade at Eastern Province Cement Company (EPCC), Saudi Arabia, adding the latest electrical infrastructure technology integrated with ABB’s 800xA automation system to enhance plant availability and reliability. By ABB, Switzerland. Eastern Province Cement Co, Al Khursaniya, Saudi Arabia, upgraded its switchgears to improve the plant's reliability and availability Eastern Province Cement (EPCC) operates its plant in Al Khursaniya, in the eastern par...

Saudi Arabia: ABB upgrades EPCC production lines

01 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Power and automation technology group, ABB have recently commissioned an electrical infrastructure upgrade for two 30-year old cement production lines at EPCC’s plant in Al Khursaniya, Saudi Arabia. The project consisted of upgrading the plant’s existing 75MV switchgear panels to the latest protection relay generation and integrating the power supply systems with the ABB automation system already in place. EPCC’s decision to modernise its production lines will help avoid unexpected shutdo...