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Energy saving with separate fine grinding

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Separate grinding and subsequent blending is a commonly used practice in the cement industry, enabling the lowering of the specific electric energy demand by using highly efficient comminution techniques. While ball mills are not the most energy-efficient mills, VDZ’s research has shown that in some cases ultrafine grinding by means of a stirred media mill combines the advantages of a ball mill with low overall specific energy demand. By J Knappert, S Seemann and PM Fleiger, VDZ, Germany. ...

Benchmarks for the finish line

12 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Following Hans-Jorgen Nielsen’s “Ceramic Strengths” article in ICR’s June issue, Dr Michael Clark examines the potential energy-saving differences between milling systems used for cement finish grinding. Using ceramic grinding media in ball mills results in overall energy savings ICR June had an interesting article on “Ceramic strengths” by Hans-Jorgen Nielsen of LNV Technology PvT Ltd (Sinoma). The article  looked at how unit electricity consumption in cement finish grinding wi...

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...

Milling from the ground up

20 December 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has successfully installed ball mill No 6 at its Abidjan plant, adding 1Mta grinding capacity. This was a complex project to recycle a pre-used mill from a Spanish plant and reinstall it on a smaller footprint in west Africa. By Celine Mansuy, LafargeHolcim, Côte d’Ivoire. LafargeHolcim's ball mill No 6 is the largest horizontal ball mill operating in French-speaking Africa With 8.5 per cent GDP growth in 2016, Côte d’Ivoire is a driving force in west...

Improving Malaysia’s supply

27 March 2017, Published under Cement News

In May 2016 Christian Pfeiffer successfully handed over the new cement grinding plant of Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) in Malaysia. The new unit will help CMS to increase its cement output and supply the market with a range of cement products. B y Christian Pfeiffer, Germany. Figure 1: draft layout of the new cement grinding plant for CMS, Malaysia The new cement grinding unit for Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) is the first turnkey cement grinding plant in Malaysia supplied by Christian P...

Ball mill: low cost of ownership

21 October 2011, Published under Cement News

Easy and cost-effective to maintain and operate, FLSmidth’s UMS ball mill brings reliability and proven technology to cement operators around the globe. Figure 1: the shell-supported slide-shoe bearings makes FLSmidth’s Unidan ball mill (UMS) unique For cement manufacturers, the quality of the end product depends on a range of carefully monitored production processes, such as grinding. FLSmidth patented its first ball mill for grinding clinker in 1892. Easy to install, FLSmid...