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St Louis gateway to sustainable strength

09 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The 61st Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference and Exhibition took place in St Louis, Missouri, USA, on 28 April-2 May 2019. Under the theme of ‘Sustainable strength through innovation,’ the meeting attracted more than 900 industry specialists. Among the many highlights was an update of the status of the US cement industry, a panel session on experiences with large-capacity clinker coolers and a field visit to one of the world’s biggest single-kiln clinker production lines...

A cooler for the future

29 April 2019, Published under Cement News

To reduce frequent clinker cooler downtime and high clinker temperatures a US cement plant required a new cooler to be installed. As an additional benefit future upgrades would also be easier to carry out. By IKN, Germany. Figure 1: this US cement plant had a new cooler installed by IKN to maximise performance A cement plant in the USA (see Figure 1) was experiencing frequent clinker cooler downtime and high clinker temperatures, which were causing production issues. In addition...

Keeping your cool

17 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement Co looks at the importance of optimising cooler operation in managing a cement plant’s energy consumption and protecting downstream equipment. By Amr Nader, Yanbu Cement Co, Saudi Arabia. Figure 1: Yanbu Cement Company process optimisation objectives and footprint One of the strategic goals set by Saudi cement producer Yanbu Cement Co  (YCC) is to maximise asset utilisation at the lowest specific thermal and electrical energy but the highest-possible quality (see Fi...

Askari Cement opts for ETA cooler technology

19 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The Chinese design institute NCDRI has awarded a contract to Claudius Peters for the delivery of two clinker cooler conversions. The customer, Askari Cement in Pakistan, wants to convert two grate coolers to modern ETA cooler technology from Claudius Peters. The cooler conversions will be carried out at the Nizampur cement plant which has two production lines in operation. The 856 S ETA coolers will each be equipped with eight rows of HE-modules and a roller crusher RB 305-3 EM. In a fir...

Fons Technology International replaces Fabrika Cementa Lukavac's cooler

26 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Fons Technology International (FTI) has replaced the existing clinker cooler of Fabrika Cementa Lukavac (FCL) located in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The new clinker cooler is designed for 2100tpd and following a successful erection and commissioning phase by FTI, the clinker cooler has already achieved the process targets with a very smooth mechanical operation, reports FTI. The tailor-made engineering by FTI enabled the clinker cooler replacement to be carried out with reduced initial in...

Advanced kiln and cooler control

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Practices such as over-burning clinker, the introduction of alternative fuels and ensuring cooler efficiency and reliability require reliable and consistent process control, as does the drive to reduce stack emissions such as CO 2 and NO x . By John Window and Victoria Martin, Mirion Technologies, UK. The Spyrometer system helps cement plants to optimise pyro-processing operations Despite concerns relating to cement production overcapacity (principally in Asia), it is forecast ...