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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.

Kiln break in McInnis Cement adds 1-2 weeks to production stop

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Reports of a major kiln break at McInnis Cement’s Port-Daniel plant have indicated that the plant will see a production stop of 6-7 weeks. However, the company has said that a production stop for maintenance purposes was already scheduled and the break adds only 1-2 weeks to the initial plan. The break occurred on Thursday but the company has refused to confirm the exact nature of the damaged and the expected cost of repairs remains unknown. "It adds one to two weeks to our already planned...

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...

Setting a new benchmark

21 December 2017, Published under Cement News

As ever-higher efficiencies are demanded of grinding equipment, cement plants require a new benchmark for grinding component performance. Addressing wear through regular maintenance and repair is one strategy with the sustainable supply of grinding parts and management of mill wear as key factors in keeping mills running. By Dr Dorival G Tecco, Loesche GmbH, Germany. Figure 1: typical wear profiles. The arrows indicate the areas of maximum wear. Deeper wear profiles may lead to a loss...

Fiji Pacific Cement stoppage for renovation

27 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Fiji’s Pacific Cement will be shutting down its cement mill for three weeks following the arrival of nine engineers from New Zealand to install a new motor and other parts and repair the outstanding issues at the plant. “So we’re in the right point now to shut down our factory, cement mill for the next three weeks and to introduce the new parts, the new motor and everything else to make sure the mill is steady and solid,” according to Fijian Holdings Ltd CEO, Nouzab Fareed. He added tha...

Cementos Cienfuegos resumes production following Irma

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cienfuegos SA, the largest cement plant in Cuba, is gradually restarting cement production following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Irma caused some damage to the plant and saw the insulation of the ESPs, cables and the intake of water in the dyke of Codicia affected. The expert team at the plant also faced issues with key fan control systems. Power was restored on 14 September and crews had been working continuously to light the 3000tpd kiln, which took place on 19 September...


03 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim's Siggenthal works, its largest in Switzerland, has restarted cement production with an activated carbon filter following the damage caused to the previous filter in February, since when the 55m high building had to be temporarily replaced by the plant’s conventional gas cleaning systems, allowing continued production during the repairs.

Cuba: Siguaney's Kiln 3 back online this month

03 September 2014, Published under Cement News

The second phase of the repairs at Kiln 3  at Cuba's Siguaney cement plant in Sancti Spiritus is expected to be completed this month. Currently work is being carried out on the cooler as well as improvements to the chain section, fuel system and preheater. When the work is completed, efficiency at the plant will be increased. However, a third stage is envisaged next year due to the scale of the repairs required as well the lack of components which have to be purchased from foreign supp...