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Further silo spill at INC Villeta

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

A fault in the cement silos at the Villeta plant of Industria National del Cemento (INC), Paraguay, has caused the spill of 250t of cement, rendering the product unusable. A similar spill occurred when a silo was closed, not helping cement supply in the country, which has a cement shortage. Two silos are currently out of use and the remaining two only work partly. Domestic supply will also be reduced when the kiln at Vallemí is shut down for a month for maintenance, with the potential to...

Reduced costs, enhanced safety

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Sustained economic success cannot be based on efficiency alone. Health and safety also have to be prioritised in bulk storage systems. The fully-automated polysius® storage system installed by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions at Afyon Cimento’s plant in Turkey not only enhances the logistical efficiency of such operations, it also reduces health and safety risks for the operating personnel. By thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany. Figure 1: first fully-automated longitudinal...

Know your raw materials

22 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Stackers and reclaimers play a large part in achieving the reliability that helps deliver a constant supply of homogenised raw materials to the mills. The storage solution must cope with quarry operations and logistics, as well as different raw material parameters. To ensure the reliability of stackers and reclaimers and to optimise their total costs, accurate raw materials characterisation is essential. By FLSmidth, Denmark. At Holcim Brazil's Barroso plant, the clay excavator was in...

Stored, packed and good to go

22 June 2015, Published under Cement News

CMS Clinker Sdn Bhd is currently building a new grinding plant adjacent to its clinker works in Mambong, in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. This third grinding plant for the CMS Group includes latest-generation storage and packing systems as it aims to satisfy growing demand requirements well into the foreseeable future. By Claudius Peters, Germany. Figure 1: CMS’ new packing and dispatch plant, supplied by Claudius Peters CMS Clinker Sdn Bhd awarded Christian Pfeiffer the EPC c...

Going under cover

09 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Metal dome technology has ’covered’ an entire world of clinker, cement and raw materials facilities. During the handling of large volumes of dry bulk materials, cement companies are increasingly looking for ways to contain dust and other emissions that are both economical and environmentally-responsible. Until recently these two key benchmarks often appeared diametrically opposed, but advanced storage technology has succesfully enabled cement producers to meet these requirements. By Melanie ...