Key challenges in thecement industry
- dust generation,
- mechanical stability
- water vapour dew-points,
- acid dew-points,
- extreme temperatures,
- explosion protection,
Gas analysis, as shown in the box, is an important factor in process management from the tube furnace, and side processes like silo management, to transport and mixing plants. The main function of process control is to optimise the whole process with regard to energy and material usage as well as product quality:
- Evaluation and management of a production process
- Influence of measured parameters on key operational performance
- Critically important gas compositions i.e. for energy consumption (fuel/air ratio)
- Risk and hazard management associated with toxic gases
- Knowledge of reaction yield through by-product analysis
- Information about corrosive gases for plant asset protection
Also highly important is the control of explosion risk. Here, the absence of oxygen and the lower explosion limits (LEL) of gases are fundamental.
Analytical processes provide important information on the characteristics and quality of a product. Manufacturing processes can proceed in an environment of fluctuating and extremely high temperatures. Varying gas humidity, acid dew-point and corrosivity present further challenges, as do high dust concentrations and uneven particle size distribution.
M&C products provide
- Conditioning of gases from manufacturing processes
- Appropriate corrosion proof and temperature resistant materials
- Filtration technologies for all expected particle sizes
- Mitigation of adverse affects of acid and water dew-points
- Fulfillment of all requirements for cooling and filtration of acids
- Management of water vapor and acid dew-points for analyzer requirements
- Associated optimisation of sample gas pumps and filters
- Also, liquid and flow alarms from one single supplier
M&C engineers are expert in most of the different processes in the cement industry. They are highly skilled in recognizing the measurement duty, assessment of problems and will work closely with the customers to deliver the best gas analysis solutions. Renowned characteristics of M&C products are.
- Low maintenance and reliable operation
- Durable products and systems
- Rapid cost benefit through extended life-cycle
- Modern and application-specific solutions
- Specialist explosion-proof design
In practice, different options may be available to achieve the required goals. To discuss the most suitable solutions to meet your specific needs and technical requirements, we would welcome your personal contact at any time.
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