Cement News tagged under: lubrication

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Maintaining a smooth run

03 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Maintenance plays an important part in keeping cement plant operations running smoothly but can be severely impacted by inappropriate lubrication practices. Therefore, a suitable lubrication management programme is key to lowering maintenance expenditure and, ultimately, production costs. By Burak Kasımoğlu, SKF Türk San Ve Tic Ltd Şti, Turkey. Keeping components in good condition through regular maintenance helps to extend equipment life and operating efficiency Maintaining ...

Less friction, less power use

22 April 2014, Published under Cement News

As cement producers look to find additional ways of cutting energy costs, different parts of the cement production process are assessed to yield further savings. One such area is equipment lubrication where a comprehensive management programme can not only lead to improved mechanical maintenance but also energy savings. By KB Mathur, Global Technical Services (GTS), India. GTS explains how good lubrication management can help keep equipment running at peak performance and reduce...

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...

Improving bearing life

10 June 2013, Published under Cement News

The working conditions of a cement plant do not foster long service life for machinery due to dust, heat, moisture and vibration. Therefore, it is essential that every opportunity is taken to improve equipment efficiency and reliability. Bearings are common to most pieces of equipment and in this report, NSK Europe explains how improving the service life of this critical component can result in significant cost savings. Poor lubrication and high contamination levels cause 80 per cent of p...