Cement Americas

SPR 2017

Cement Americas provides comprehensive coverage of the North and South American cement markets from raw material extraction to delivery and tranportation to end user.

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16 CEMENT AMERICAS • Spring 2017 • www.cementamericas.com FEATURE al-transport systems, ball and roller mills, and material separators include: • Air compressors. • Belt drives. • Fans and blowers. • Kiln rollers. • Motor bearings. www.wilcoxon.com 12. Storage Systems Tank Connection provides dry bulk and liquid storage systems, offering a com- plete performance pack- age to cement producers. Tank Connection designs, manufactures and installs all four major steel storage tank types including bolted tanks, field welded tanks, shop welded tanks and hybrid storage tanks. Along with major steel tank offerings, the company has also become a provider of aluminum dome covers and composite pedestal storage designs. In addition to comprehensive manufacturing and superior service, Tank Connection delivers customized tank fabri- cation to suit the needs of the customer's location. Expert industrial designers and shop technicians with decades of experience in tank production turn customer specifications into a specialized tank built to last. Streamlined, vertical integration of the Tank Connection family eliminates ex- ternal costs and translates into leading competitive pricing and top quality. Tank Connection construction crews recently installed a barge-to-truck transloading terminal with a 127-ft. tall x 41.5-ft. diameter RTP bolted cement storage silo to store and transfer cement from ocean barges. Tank Connection also designed, supplied and installed the pneumatic con- veying piping and the unloading system. www.tankconnection.com 13. Wear Protection Concepts In cement plants there are many challenging applications to handle abrasive bulk materials. Coperion customers can rely on proven competence and expertise in all process steps, such as dosing of additives like fly ash, slag sand, lime or gypsum; pneumatic conveying from clinker grind- ing to dispatch silos; or discharge of (hot) bypass dust. All these materials have one thing in common: highly abrasive behavior, which Coperion addresses based on innovative and graduated wear protection concepts – by design and by special selection of wear-resistant materials. Coperion components are long-lasting, high-quality prod- ucts for all applications, the company stated. It's DURO- PROTECT levels for rotary valves guarantee maximum service life and availability. In its test center they simulate wear conditions and define the optimum wear protection (DUROPROTECT level). www.coperion.com 14. Plant Revamping Through its design engineers, Gambarotta Gschwendt implements its know-how and experience to revamp, up- grade and enhance machines already installed on plants, whether supplied by the company or other manufacturers. Revamping involves collecting geometric and process data by specialized technicians through on-site surveys and in- terviews with the customer to define the project targets. Possible targets involve: • Capacity increase. • Partial or total revamping. • Conversion. • Efficiency enhancement. • Maintenance. • Reduction of maintenance costs. The revamping phases may include: • Initial assessment: assessment of customer requests and, if the machines are manufactured by Gambarotta, retrieval and analysis of any possible technical documen- tation in our possession. • Inspection at the plant: measurement of overall dimen- sions, assessment of wear conditions, vibrations check, operational check, operating conditions check.

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