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Higher AF rates through new satellite burner design

25 March 2024, Published under Cement News

To achieve higher thermal substitution rates (TSRs) cement producers rely on advances in kiln burner technology and suitable strategies to overcome any issues in the burning process. The use of innovative satellite burners in the kiln firing process can support higher TSR rates. By ROCKTEQ GmbH, Germany. Figure 1: comparison of SRF from a kiln burner and a satellite burner trajectories derived from Analytical Air Classification results and an assumed burner setting. The residence t...

Measuring kiln temperatures

20 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Temperature monitoring plays a vital role in supporting process efficiency and cement product quality. It can help to prolong the life of the kiln, detecting refractory issues or insufficiently-quenched clinker at an early stage, and supports safety and emissions control. By AMETEK Land, UK. Kiln temperature monitoring plays a key part in ensuring process efficiency and product quality Controlling a cement kiln supports the efficient and consistent production of high-quality cem...

Sancti Spíritus cement plant restarts

02 January 2023, Published under Cement News

After a seven-month hiatus, the Siguaney cement plant, in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, has restarted production. The repair of its kiln with imported refractory bricks, has now been completed. The recommissioning of the kiln at Siguaney has enabled the production of clinker, key in supplying the local market with cement and opening up possibilities for supply across a wider area and eventually, cement exports. However, for now, there is a cement shortage despite growing emigration. In 2022 build...

Hatschek plant to combust CO2-reduced fuels

23 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Rohrdorfer’s Hatschek cement plant  will have its rotary kiln shut down for repair work between 2 January - 12 February 2023. In addition to the annual routine maintenance at the German plant and the renewal of the refractory kiln lining, numerous improvement measures will be carried out again this year.  Rohrdorfer Group -owned Südbayerisches Portland-Zementwerk Gebr Wiesböck & Co GmbH will install a new probe for gas analysis at the kiln inlet. To further reduce false air, the k...

Coolbrook achieves first demonstration of its RotoDynamic Technology

14 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Coolbrook has conducted the first live pilot of its RotoDynamic Technology to electrify high-temperature industrial processes. Hosted at the Brightlands Chemlot Campus   in Gelleen, The Netherlands, on 12 December 2022, the demonstration marked the technology’s debut activation in an industrially relevant environment setting the scene. The large-scale pilot plant will demonstrate the performance of the RotoDynamic Technology (RDT) for steam cracking in petrochemicals (RotoDynamic Reactor...

UltraTech explores electrification to reduce CO2 emissions

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Coolbrook to explore how electrification of the cement kiln heating process can help reduce CO 2 emissions. Coolbrook, a transformational technology and engineering company, will be looking at how its Roto Dynamic Heater (RDH) can be used to deliver temperatures of up to 1700˚C with high energy efficiency, thereby enabling its use in processes that have previously been considered impossible to electrify.    When power...

VostokCement completes repair of kiln

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Russia’s VostokCement has completed the repair of the second rotary kiln at its Teploozersk facility. During two months of work, the lining was replaced, the smoke pump was repaired and a new foundation for the sixth support of the furnace was filled in. The heat exchanger has also been replaced, which will improve heat exchange in the furnace and optimise fuel consumption, according to the company.

Dal Machinery & Design completed Bouskoura cement order

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Dal Machinery & Design (DMD) has manufactured a 4m diameter kiln outlet seal for LafargeHolcim's Bouskoura cement plant in Morocco. The order was placed in November 2020 and was completed in June 2021. An additional order was placed for a kiln outlet shell and supervision service. The kiln outlet shell was manufactured with a diameter of 4.4m. Delivery was on April 2021 and installation jobs will be performed within June 2021.

Cemex announces plan to address US cement shortage

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced plans to optimise its supply chain to address cement shortages experienced throughout the western US. The project will leverage the company’s supply chain synergies in North America to alleviate cement shortages and project delays in California, Arizona and Nevada, according to a press release. The plans involve investing approximately US$15m to recommission a kiln with a production capacity of about 1Mta at the CPN cement plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This inve...

Teploozersky Cement completes kiln maintenance project

03 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Teploozersky Cement (Vostok Cement), based in the Far Eastern district, has completed the scheduled maintenance of its No 3 rotary kiln. Work on the  kiln was focussed on correcting the position of the furnace units and repair. In addition, worn sections of the lining were corrected and operations have now resumed. The plant is currently completing the repair of Kiln 1.