By C. Schmelzer – Cement production involves a good deal of bulk material handling. As the base materials, and especially their handling behaviour, are prone to humidity, special action must be taken to keep these materials moving in the course of the production process. Continue reading Limestone in a Silo: OK – but out? Resolving Material Accumulation in Cement Plant Limestone Silo
Sonthofen, Germany – Indexing belt filters from BHS-Sonthofen enable the bypass dust accruing during clinker manufacturing to be completely reincorporated into the process by using up to 100 percent of more cost-effective alternative fuels in cement kilns. Reincorporation of the salvaged bypass dust increases cement production by up to 3%. Proof is provided by a new plant having a 20,000 t annual capacity that the method works reliably on a commercial scale. Continue reading BHS-Sonthofen: Bypass Dust in Cement Manufacturing – Reduce Energy Costs by utilizing Bypass Dust
Copenhagen, Denmark – Xuan Thanh Cement has awarded FLSmidth a contract to deliver equipment for a brownfield cement production line in Ha Nam province in Vietnam. The contract has a value of around DKK 550 million (approx. USD 82 million). The order is due to be fully delivered by the end of 2020, and once operational the production line will have a capacity of 12,500 tonnes per day.
Parsons (KS), United States – This beautifully constructed bolted RTP (Rolled, Tapered Panel) silo, built by Tank Connection in partnership with McMahon Services Australia and Ammermann Partners, stores 3000 metric tons of cement and serves the local Australian market. Continue reading Tank Connection: 3000 t Cement Storage Silo, Australia
Wolfurt, Austria – The countryside around the village of San Juan Sacatepéquez in south-eastern Guatemala is hilly and forested. Cementos Progreso. had been planning to build a new cement plant there for some time. Among other things, the project required a solution to transport limestone and marl from the crusher to the processing plant. Cementos Progreso opted for Doppelmayr RopeCon as a means to cover the distance of approx. 1.6 km and the vertical rise of almost 200 m. Continue reading Doppelmayr: RopeCon transports Limestone across Treetops in Guatemala
Rheinberg, Germany – AUMUND Brazil and AUMUND China joined forces and worked closely with Sinoma Tianjin TDI to claim two orders in succession for the AUMUND Group of Companies from South America. AUMUND will supply three chain bucket elevators, eight belt bucket elevators, five pan conveyors and a drag chain conveyor for the construction of L’Amali Line 2 at Loma Negra Companía Industrial, the leading cement producer in Argentina.
Utica (NY), United States – A new model Rotary Lump Breaker from Munson Machinery breaks chunks of agglomerated abrasive or friable materials that have compacted during storage or shipment, conditioning them for downstream processing or conveying.
Beckum, Germany – After the first overland conveyor of 12.5 km was put into operation in 2009, BEUMER Group client Yadong Cement also commissioned a conveyor line from the transfer station to the plant. The construction and commissioning of the expansion started in 2014, and just less than two years later, the second part with the 13.6 long overland conveyor was put into operation.
Bjuv, Sweden – Siwertell, part of Bruks Siwertell Group, has secured an order from US-based GCCM Holdings LCC to supply a high-capacity ship unloader for South Texas Cement’s terminal in the US port of Corpus Christi. The Siwertell ST 640-M unit will have a continuous rated cement-handling capacity of 1,500t/h and will be able to unload ships of up to 60,000 dwt. Continue reading Siwertell Ship Unloader chosen for South Texas Cement’s Corpus Christi Terminal
Düsseldorf, Germany – LOESCHE has received the order for the delivery of a vertical roller mill for a new 7,000 t/d production line from the Flying Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) based in the Pakistani city of Lahore. The raw material mill will be used in the FCCL cement plant in Mangowal in the heart of the province of Punjab, where it will grind 600 t/h of cement raw material. In the Khushab plant, the Flying Cement Company mainly produces Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC).