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EAPCC sees start kiln shell replacement

03 August 2022, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has started the replacement of the kiln shell at its Athi River plant in Kenya. The burning zone of the kiln has been damaged for some time and has led to cement shortages in the market. Due to the high costs of energy and an old clinker line, the board has prioritised efficiency and reliability of our integrated plant operations to drive cost optimisation,” said Oliver Kirubai, the company’s managing director. The 54m-long kiln will see the re...

Welding repairs for kilns

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Despite forming an integral part of many process lines, the importance of maintaining the rotary kiln in prime operating condition is often overlooked or misunderstood. Poor maintenance can cause long-term issues, including kiln shell and tyre cracking, requiring specialist weld repairs. By Mark Whittaker and Bent Johannessen, Rotary Kiln Services Pty Ltd, Australia. Figure 1: repairing a kiln shell Even in poor condition, rotary kilns continue to rotate, barely getting more tha...

Kiln shell success

24 July 2013, Published under Cement News

A kiln shell replacement project, large or small, needs to be given the respect and importance it merits. While there are many variables to be considered in bringing the project to a successful completion, the choice of a technical expert is a key requirement. Stefano Ianniello of Bridge Gap Ltd explains why. The limited space available placed special demands on the crane and kiln shell support frames used Simply finding an experienced contractor who has performed these jobs bef...