Cement News tagged under: kiln tyre

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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...

Keeping things moving

17 June 2013, Published under Cement News

ITW Krafft and ITW ROCOL, suppliers of lubricants to the cement industry for over 30 years, highlight the importance of lubricating the kiln’s loose tyres and the various lubricants available. Figure 1: clearance between kiln shell and tyre To extend the life of any mechanism, good lubrication is vital. This depends on many factors including the lubrication method (manual, automatic, pulverised), the lubrication interval and the cleanliness of the environment. The choice o...