SpectraFlow Analytics receives order for an airslide analyzer for raw mill optimization from Siam City Cement

Siam City Cement (Lanka) also known as INSEE Cement ordered one SpectraFlow Airslide Analyzer plus a Raw Mix Proportioning Software for the biggest cement manufacturing line in Sri Lanka to optimize the raw mill operation. The ever-increasing demand in cost savings and at the same time improving product quality led Siam City Cement (Lanka) to invest in the most advanced raw mill optimization package available on the market.

By installing the SpectraFlow Airslide Analyzer after the raw mill the chemical composition of the raw meal is available every minute and this is the basis to adjust the additive weight feeders before the raw mill in real time. This leads to an unrivalled raw meal stability without the need of automated sample transport systems, highly available lab equipment and operators.

Additionally, the SpectraFlow Online Analyzer (Crossbelt for Crusher Optimization and Airslide for Raw Mill Optimization) is free of any radioactive sources, neutron generators or any other hazardous components, which makes the analyzer completely free of the requirement of import permits, operational licenses or radiation officers. This results in very low operational costs with a completely safe technology.

With a local production capacity of over 3.1 million tons, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka is powered by a 600-strong team spread across a growing local ecosystem. These include key manufacturing facil-ities in Puttalam and Galle, a cement terminal in Colombo, a ready-mix batching plant and warehouses, as well as an island-wide dealer network. The company’s industry-transforming innovation and collaboration space also keeps Sri Lanka abreast with global advancements.

The new SpectraFlow installation in the main manufacturing unit in Puttalam is perfectly in line with this vision and company strategy in enhancing quality, reducing costs and decreasing the environmental impact.

SpectraFlow Installation for Raw Mill Optimization

The SpectraFlow Airslide Analyzer is an online analyzer able to measure raw materials in airslides. As raw materials are processed through a crusher and raw mill, these are statistically homogeneous and therefore the analytical results of the SpectraFlow Airslide Analyzer are highly accurate.

By using a SpectraFlow Airslide Analyzer and a site-specific raw mix proportioning strategy the variation in the local raw materials can be balanced out to increase consistency of the raw meal and therefore kiln feed quality considerably. Also, a variable MgO, Na2O, K2O, Cl and SO3 content is optimally monitored. The highly consistent kiln feed results in fewer kiln stoppages, refractory problems and simultaneously increase the clinker production.

Summarized benefits are:

The analyzer is free of any radioactive sources, neutron generators or any hazardous components. This means the SpectraFlow Analyzer does not require any permits or licenses regarding importation, operation or maintenance.

The SpectraFlow Analyzer is completely safe, maintenance can be done by the plant personal.

Raw meal quality will be homo-geneous and on setpoint. That results in stable and optimized kiln operation.

The Airslide Analyzer eliminates the need of automatic sample transport systems, automatic laboratories, high availability of operators and maintenance personal for controlling the raw mill operation.

This SpectraFlow order is the 57th order for the Cement Industry and the 1st airslide analyzer installation in Sri Lanka. This order raises the installed base worldwide to 79 analyzers (43 Crossbelt & 36 Airslide) in 29 countries across all continents.



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