When raw materials availability, funding, schedule or other factors do not support the implementation of a full clinker/cement manufacturing facility at a location, a Satellite Cement Grinding Plant could be a strategic alternative solution.
Additives used in blended cements, such as pozzolan or slag, may not be available at the location of the clinker plant. As an economic measure, many cement companies have opted to ship clinker to satellite grinding facilities for the supplementation of readily available additives at the location of the grinding plant.
In the manufacturing of Cement, clinker grinding is an important process in obtaining a high quality product. As the main requirement is to obtain a consistent fineness of the ground clinker, there are important factors to be considered such as, for example, the feed rate of clinker into the finish mill in an open circuit system, the addition of gypsum to control the setting properties of cement, temperature control, etc. Our team of Process Consultants is knowledgeable in all aspects of cement grinding process requirements. For many years, they have worked together on many projects which called for mechanical, process, structural and electrical engineering for the installation of new finish mills, selection of equipment, construction bid packages, construction management, commissioning, and start-up assistance.
PEC Consulting can do a study to install or upgrade a clinker grinding plant — complete with a packing plant and material handling equipment, including the economics of the project. The efficiency of a cement grinding plant is always a consideration, giving special attention to power consumption, the high performance of equipment, and quality of the end product.
We carry out scoping studies, pre-feasibility and full feasibility studies and can determine if the implementation of a satellite grinding plant is a recommended economic option for your cement operation.