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Refratechnik Asia joins WCA

11 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Refratechnik Asia has become an associate corporate member of the World Cement Association (WCA). Refratechnik Asia supplies high-quality refractory materials to the cement and lime industries in China, southeast Asia and Oceania. Operating across five sites and plants in China and Hong Kong, the firm manufactures approximately 120,000tpa of refractory materials. With more than 3000 cement kilns worldwide equipped with Refratechnik products, totalling 350,000tpa of material, the Refrat...

The eye of the kiln

28 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Thermographic vision has improved the accuracy of kiln monitoring systems and enabled cement plants to spot potential issues early. At Votorantim Cimentos’ plant in Malaga, Spain, VisionTIR installed an RKS300 system to help the facility improve its refractory identification and reduce energy costs. By VisionTIR, Spain. The accuracy of kiln monitoring has significantly improved through the use of thermographic vision-based systems The temperature in the kiln is a key factor in c...

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...

Tripling the lifetime of lining

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

A Vietnamese cement plant has more than tripled the lifetime of the refractory lining in its cooler bull nose by using a precast modular lining from HASLE Refractories. Abrasion and alkali attacks have been reduced significantly, while the solution is also extremely resistant to coating. By HASLE Refractories A/S, Denmark. Figure 1: completed installation of HASLE precast Modular Lining in the cooler bull nose at a cement plant in Vietnam A 5000tpd cement plant in Vietnam, runni...

Siguaney prepares to restart production

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

After a one-and-a-half year stop, repair at the Siguaney cement plant in Cuba is set to resume. New refractory bricks have arrived at the port of Mariel, Cuba, and the Siguaney cement plant is preparing for work at its two kilns. It is expected that the work will take two weeks. “In this year-and-a-half we have not worked the complete cycle of the process, but we have taken the opportunity to work on the improvement of the industry because, despite the tense financial situation of recent y...

Bilfinger wins refractory order at Cemex Polska

22 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Bilfinger's Engineering & Maintenance Continental Europe division has won an order to install refractories at the Cemex Polska Rudniki plant in Poland. The Rudniki plant is being equipped with a new clinker cooler. Bilfinger will install the refractory linings for parts of the plant, which entails using around 2000t of refractory material within a five-month period. The contract additionally includes assembly work during installation of Cemex Polska’s new production line. Tom Blades, Bilf...

Scanning ARM's Kaloleni kiln

13 January 2016, Published under Cement News

ARM Cement, one of east Africa's major cement producers, recently installed a new kiln scanner to monitor the kiln shell of its Kaloleni plant near Mombasa, Kenya. With a scan angle of 140˚, the HGH Kilnscan was particularly suited to the equipment configuration at the plant, which allowed for only 10m of distance between shell and scanner. By Gildas Chauvel, HGH Infrared Systems, France. ARM Cement is ensuring that its production process maintains a reliable output with the assistanc...

Monolithic linings

23 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Castable or monolithic linings made of fireclay with silicon carbide can offer significant benefits when used in certain, particularly-challenging parts of the cement plant pyroprocessing system. The harsh environment causes a faster rate of anchor embrittlement, alkali corrosion and build-ups. Teplotechna outlines the benefits. By Teplotechna DIS, Czech Republic. In April 2014, a new lining was installed in the riser duct of the Slantsy cement works in Russia Monolithic linings...

Paraguay: INC to halt kiln as it replaces refractory

13 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) will halt its kiln at Vallemí to complete the replacement of its refractory. However, the maintenance will not affect output, which will remain at 45,000-50,000 bags per day, according to CEO Jorge Méndez. He said the company has sufficient clinker stock to maintain daily production rates for 45 days. Cement consumption has surpassed supply this year and INC expects to import 60,000t of clinker to meet domestic demand.

Time for simplicity

15 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Refractory maintenance can be a time-consuming and, therefore, costly necessity of cement plant operation. To optimise plant utilisation, cement works are keen to minimise the impact of refractory repairs. At Cementos y Concretos Nacionales SA, Mexico, the use of a single, specialised provider – Refratechnik Cement GmbH – resulted in such a minimal impact while still obtaining a very satisfactory performance of refractory materials. By Ángel Valtierra, Cementos y Concretos Nacionales SA, Mex...