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Transfer Chute Plugging with Sticky Limestone/Clay Mix

A major cement manufacturer in South America was experiencing transfer chute plugging with a highly cohesive limestone and clay mixture.  During rainy periods, the chute would plug every few hours, requiring operators to manually dig-out the contents in the chute … Continue reading

High Flow Rates and Densities with Fine Kaolin Clay

One of our clients had a problem of packaging different grades of kaolin clay uniformly into bulk bags at high rates.  The clay’s poor handling characteristics made it very difficult to maintain uniform discharge from the 100 ton silos to … Continue reading

Cohesive Clay and Limestone Raw Material Handling at Cemex

Cemex produces over 1 million metric tonnes of cement per year at their Clinchfield, Georgia (USA) plant.  This capability is due in large part to a successful plant modernization and expansion that started with engineering in 1997 and finished with … Continue reading


The Cement industry provides the main building material for commercial, residential, and governmental projects involving infrastructure (e.g., roads, bridges, tunnels). Most new plants or line expansion projects are seeking techniques to reduce production costs, while minimizing adverse environmental impact during … Continue reading