By D. Rose – Cement is the most commonly used building material worldwide. Its manufacture is challenging due to ever stricter environmental regulations and cost pressures because of large overcapacities. Cement manufacturers need support with systems and machines which, adapted to the market, increase the efficiency of their production and, thus, their competitiveness. Continue reading Holding the World together: Cement – Systems for a more Energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Production
By H. Wichers – Cement is a bulk material handled in charges of tens of thousand tons down to bags of a few kilogram. The bulk transport in ships needs a high-performance transfer system, which, if need be, can change between various unloading points. Continue reading Dust-free Ship-Unloading: Loading Chutes for clean and safe Transfer of Cement
Copenhagen, Denmark – On June 19, 2019, FLSmidth together with Société Générale des Travaux du Maroc (SGTM) signed a contract with TEKCIM S.A. to co-deliver a full cement plant with a capacity of 3600 tonnes per day. The plant will be built in Ouled Ghanem in Morocco’s El-Jadida province and is scheduled to be fully operational in the third quarter of 2022. FLSmidth’s share of the turnkey contract amounts to DKK 335 million (approx. USD 50 million). Continue reading FLSmidth wins Contract for new 3600 tpd Cement Plant in Morocco
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
By R. Schmid – A new method allows the use of up to 100 percent alternative fuels for clinker manufacturing and the recovery of the resulting bypass dust as a recyclable material. 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.