How to guarantee a constant, high-quality cement?
In order to guarantee a constant, high-quality cement, control of the production at every stage is of the utmost importance. These stages include the production of raw meal, the preparation of kiln feed and the production of clinker through to the final mixing of the end product. At every stage process control is possible by chemical and mineralogical analysis. The latest demands on reducing CO2 emissions drive the use of alternative fuels and the production of blended cements. Here, chemical and mineralogical analyses of the intermediate and final products as well as fuels become even more important. This requires reliable and rugged solutions to steer the process in the most cost-effective way for the highest quality cement or concrete. PANalytical offers solutions that meet these demands and seamlessly integrate into the production process.
Stockpile management and raw meal preparation
How to achieve a constant, high-quality feed of raw material?
A constant, high-quality feed of raw material into the production process requires careful blending of material sourced from various locations in the quarry. The key parameter of this stockpile management is its chemistry. Also the composition of additives (such as Al, Fe and quartz) and possible impurities must be monitored carefully to guarantee a high-quality end product.
PANalytical’s compact benchtop instruments are widely used for elemental analysis of drill meals or for raw material screening. They are easy to install and require no liquid or gas supplies, therefore maintenance costs are low. In addition the Epsilon 3XLE complies with the ASTM C114 norm.
Grinding and mixing
How to control the quality of the different cement types?
In the final phase of the production process, various additives to the clinker produce various types of cement. PANalytical’s compact benchtop instruments are ideal for monitoring gypsum or slag additions. They are easy to install and require no liquid or gas supplies, therefore maintenance costs are low. In addition the Epsilon 3XLE complies with the ASTM C114 norm