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PPC opens new Highveld blending plant

18 October 2023, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s PPC has opened its new Highveld blending plant in Emalahleni in the Mpumalanga province. According to the company, the new facility demonstrates PPC’s ongoing commitment to improving efficiencies, reducing turnaround times, and delivering excellence to all stakeholders in the Highveld region. “The opening of this Highveld plant allows us to optimise our logistics through localisation, which is imperative in reducing transport costs and minimising transport-induced carbon e...

LafargeHolcim France invests EUR3.5m in Dunkerque Nord grinding unit

18 July 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim France is installing a new blending facility at its Dunkerque Nord grinding plant to increase the unit’s capacity. With equipment supplied by Wamservira will enable the grinding plant to produce low-carbon cement. The EUR3.5m investment is located in the heart of the Port of Dunkerque on a 2.5ha site. Work started on 26 May with the construction of the foundations. The dosing equipment, mixers and silos will be installed before commissioning in early 2019. "With a st...

How do blending beds stack up?

27 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark tackles the science behind longitudinal blending beds for crushed raw materials. He discusses the part played by blending time, bed dimensions, volume, layering and stacker speed in the effectiveness of the blending bed. Blending beds smooth the variation in raw materials before they are ground in the raw mill to produce the kiln feed The vast majority of modern cement plants have some sort of blending bed for smoothing the variation in the raw materials before they are...

Stacking clever at Martinsburg

16 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi gives an overview of the Essroc Martinsburg cement facility with its improved energy efficiency, reduced power consumption and in particular, its ability to blend and homogenise raw materials to high standards. The article explores the different stacking methods for processing raw materials and evaluates the raw material handling section at Martinsburg in some detail. By Tom Turano, Bedeschi America Inc, USA. Essroc Martinsburg, West Virginia, will be the host plant for the 2...