Blazing the trail in reliability

From the kiln cooling system to the silos: the safe and economical transportation of hot materials like clinker is crucial in cement plants. The material can have extremely high temperatures of 500 to 800°C. Reliable plant operation requires a robust conveying system. The Beumer Group supports cement manufacturers with system solutions tailored for this industry, with apron conveyors for example. A special variant offered is the belt apron conveyor (GSZF): using a belt instead of a chain as the traction element allows higher speeds and a slimmer design while still delivering the same level of performance. The GSZF is therefore particularly suitable for modernisations, as can be seen with the Turkish cement manufacturer Göltas Cemento.

Why are apron conveyors particularly efficient for the transport of clinker? André Tissen does not need to think long: “The cement plant operators are still not able to ensure with one hundred percent certainty that the material does not leave the clinker cooler at temperatures of 500 to 800°C.” Tissen is a sales manager for Customer Support at the Beumer Group and is familiar with the demands of the customers. In general, the clinker should cool down to the ambient temperature plus 80°C, but during the process, a so-called raw meal flash can occur in the shell section of the preheater tower,...

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