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 J. Cairns – After installing an innovative primary cleaner designed for punishing applications a Detroit cement producer could stop excessive carryback and equipment fouling. With a significant reduction in carryback, spillage, and labor for cleanup, the plant was able to improve workplace safety, lower the cost of operation and see a quick return on investment. Continue reading How to achieve a clean Conveyor Path: Innovative Belt Cleaning Technology eliminates Carryback at Cement Plant
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
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.
Neponset (IL), United States – Martin Engineering has helped mitigate dust emissions at the underground limestone mine of a cement production plant by implementing an innovative transfer point solution. Using a specially-designed dust control unit (DCU) to spray a surfactant onto both sides of the cargo stream during transfer onto the main conveyor, Martin Engineering was able to help Continental Cement Company, LLC, suppress fugitive dust both along the underground belt path and during discharge at the outdoor storage yard.
Beckum, Germany – Sichuan Yadong Cement has been relying on a 12.5 km overland conveyor from BEUMER Group in order to convey limestone from their quarry to their silo. When constructed in 2009 it was the longest belt conveying system in BEUMER history (The company installed a longer system in 2016). In a second project BEUMER installed two additional overland conveyors, with an overall length of 13.7 kilometres, transporting limestone to the cement plant. Unlike the first project, the task here was to build the conveyor across inhabited areas. Noise emission limitations set forth by the government also needed to be considered.
Rheinberg, Germany – LafargeHolcim is investing around EUR 100 million in the modernisation of the Martres-Tolosane cement plant in the South West of France. AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH and AUMUND France S.A.R.L. will be accompanying the customer on this ambitious upgrade project until well into 2019, supplying a varied range of equipment. Continue reading Order awarded for Aumund machines at LafargeHolcim in France
Barnetby, UK — A global provider of quicklime and chalk products has resolved a significant fugitive material problem by implementing state-of-the-art containment and dust suppression on one of its primary limestone conveyors. After finding that an estimated 10 to 20% of the material load was spilling along the belt path, Singleton Birch implemented a control strategy from Martin Engineering that included a rebuilt transfer point as the material takes an approx. 6 metre (20-foot) drop from one belt to another.