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Gaining ground in Gabon

28 January 2020, Published under Cement News

As Gabon restructures its economy, local cement producers seek to consolidate their position in the domestic market. CIMAF Gabon is investing significantly to increase its presence through the expansion of its existing grinding plant in Owendo and the construction of a new clinker unit. By Salim Kaddouri, CIMAF, Gabon. CIMAF’s grinding plant near Libreville, Gabon, is undergoing a US$15.1m expansion project With a population of around 1.8m people, Gabon’s cement market is modest...

A new line for FANCESA

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer FANCESA is expanding its cement capacity with a new line at its Cal Orck’o site. With the new project, the company plans to consolidate its domestic leadership position as well as improve operational efficiency of the plant near Sucre. Fancesa is currently expanding its cement plant at Cal Orck’o, Sucre, Bolivia Bolivian cement producer FANCESA operates a cement plant with a clinker capacity of 2800tpd at Cal Orck’o, near Sucre. The company is currently ...

Reviving a 60s modern marvel

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Built in the early 1960s, the Lafarge cement plant in Ravena, New York, USA, has seen many changes. As part of a three-year modernisation project, the facility improved its grinding section with the help of Gebr Pfeiffer Inc. The project resulted in higher output as well as a more efficient and environmentally-friendly grinding process. By Chris Oesch, Gebr Pfeiffer Inc, USA. Gebr Pfeiffer installed an MVR 6000 R-6 vertical roller mill as part of the modernisation project at Laf...

Efficient grinding meets reduced CO2 emissions

12 August 2019, Published under Cement News

While cement plants have made sound progress in terms of reducing CO 2 emissions from fuel consumption, progress relating to such emissions from electricity consumption has been slower. VDZ looks at a key power consumer in the modern cement plant: the grinding section. By Jonas Knappert, Kevin Treiber and Stefan Seemann, VDZ, Germany. Figure 1: electrical energy consumption of the cement manufacturing processes 1 Cement production is energy intensive in terms of fuel and elect...

Shivam’s grinding goals

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

To ensure the efficient production of cement to international standards and remain one of Nepal’s top cement companies, Shivam Cement decided to upgrade the grinding section of its cement plant in Hetauda. KHD Humboldt Wedag India improved the performance of the existing grinding circuit by adding a roller press as well as static and dynamic separators. By Nawal Kishore Chaudhary, Shivam Cement, Nepal, and Ashok Kumar Dembla, Deepti Varshney, Prakash Pratil, KHD Humboldt Wedag India Pvt Ltd,...

External circulation technology for VRM raw meal grinding

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The pressure differential of a traditional vertical roller mill (VRM) system for raw meal grinding is high, with the fan accounting for about 45 per cent of power consumption. Sinoma International Engineering has developed external circulation VRM technology for raw meal grinding, whereby materials are transported by elevator instead of gas flow, leading to reductions in pressure differential and power consumption. By Du Xin, Nie Wenhai and Chai Xingteng, Sinoma International Engineering Co,...

Powtech 2019: Grinding technology

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

RETURN TO MAIN MENU Christian Pfeiffer Machinenfabrik GmbH Hall 5, Stand 432 Web: www.christianpfeiffer.com Product: Mill internals Christian Pfeiffer offers entire planning and supply of complete grinding plants, and offers the option of providing support during realisation of the project. The company's engineers focus on the local requirements and production conditions. The finished plant is then ready for immediate and controlled start-up. Koppern Ma...

FCB Horomill® turns 25

25 February 2019, Published under Cement News

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the FCB Horomill ® , a breakthrough technology for raw meal, cement, slag and minerals grinding. Having actively participated in the development of the mill, Buzzi Unicem reflects on the evolution of the technology in terms of mechanical, wear protection, process and layout developments. By Giovanni Battista Auxilia &  Luigi Buzzi, Buzzi Unicem, Italy. Buzzi Unicem’s Mexican associate Cementos Moctezuma employs the FCB Horomill to grind raw meal...

Flexible grinding

08 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Modular grinding plants provide cement producers with greater flexibility when rapidly deploying assets in or near fast-expanding markets to benefit from their first-mover status. By Moisés Rodríguez Núñez and Eduardo Granados, Cemengal, Spain. The Plug&Grind® XL modular grinding installation has a grinding capacity of 0.25Mta The challenging market environment in recent years has prompted cement companies to postpone or cancel capacity projects and look at new ways of expanding...

Future grinding alternatives

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Grinding technology in the cement industry has developed considerably since Loesche’s early days at the start of the 20th century. The past three decades have seen this process only accelerate as cement producers required ever-increasing throughputs in their grinding processes. In an interview with ICR, Loesche’s CEO, Rüdiger Zerbe, tracks the past and charts the future of grinding technology in the cement sector. Rüdiger Zerbe, CEO of Loesche GmbH “First of all, a warm welcome ...