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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

Quality Improved with Reduced Segregation at Libbey Glass

Libbey Glass is the leading producer of high quality, machine made glass tableware in North America. The soda-lime glass used for beverage glasses is primarily composed of silica, limestone, soda, and cullet (crushed, recycled glass).  This mixture is referred to … Continue reading

Fixing Costly Limestone Flow Problems at Titan Cement

Titan America manufactures Portland cement at their Medley, Florida USA plant, and in June 2004 commissioned a new 5,000 ton per day kiln that greatly increased clinker production capability and efficiency.  However, due to poor flowing raw materials handled in … 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