Cement

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 cement production.  To meet ever increasing demands, cement kilns must have consistent, reliable feed of raw materials, such as limestone, clay, sand, mill scale/iron ore, and bauxite.  Though dry process cement plants are advantageous over wet process plants due to significant energy savings, they experience additional material handling problems during feeding, milling, and calcination. Cement plants continue to seeks ways to reduce fossil fuel consumption through use of alternative fuels. Clinker substitution with limestone or pozzolanic additives is now a common practice.

Common Cement Industry Challenges

The majority of raw materials handled at a cement plant are prone to poor flow during reclaim from stockpiles, storage silos, or hoppers.  These problems can lead to process upsets, down time and require frequent operator intervention.  Materials handled are often dusty, cause abrasive wear of equipment, and stick in chutes and conveyors, all contributing to reduced cement output.  Erratic feed and wide particle size variability (segregation) will lead to poor mill performance, increased energy consumption, and vibrations in vertical roller mills.  Cement can be prone to both caking and flooding (flushing) behavior.

Common Materials Handled

Below, please find a shortened list of the bulk materials we have successfully handled in the Cement industry to date. Please note the below list is just a small sampling of the materials we've handled for clients in the Cement industry.

  • Limestone
  • Clay, sand, shale
  • Bauxite
  • Mill scale, iron ore
  • Raw mix, raw meal
  • Fly ash, bottom ash
  • Gypsum, pozzolan, slag
  • Cement (type I, II, III, IV)
  • Clinker
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  • Alternative fuels
    • Shredded tires
    • Biomass
  • Alumina
  • Amorphous Silica
  • Ash
    • Bottom
    • ESP
    • Fly
  • Bauxite
    • Calcined
    • Mined
  • Borax, Anhydrous
  • Cement
    • Clinker
    • Kiln Dust
    • Mortar
    • Portland
    • Slag
    • Type 1
    • Type 2
  • Clay
    • Ball
    • Bentonite
    • Extruded
    • Kaolin (Calcined, Meta, Talc)
  • Coal
    • Anthracite
    • Bituminous
    • Lignite
    • Sub-bituminous
  • Coke
    • Calcined
    • Green
    • Shot
    • Sponge
  • Diatomaceous Earth
  • Dolomite
    • Burnt
    • Quicklime
  • Foundry Sand
  • Fuller’s Earth
  • Granite
  • Gravel
  • Gypsum
    • Calcinated
    • Natural
    • Synthetic
  • Lime
    • Burnt
    • Caustic
    • Pebble
  • Limestone
    • Calcinated
    • Chalk Mix
    • Marl
  • Magnetite
  • Mica
  • Pozzolan
  • Pyrite Cinders
  • Quartz
    • Monzonite
    • Sand
  • Quartzite
  • Raw Meal
  • Sand mixed w/
    • Cement
    • Clay
    • Flyash
    • Soda Ash
    • Tar
    • Water, Oil
  • Shale
    • Burned
    • Briquettes, Calcined
    • Sumas
  • Silica
    • Fumed
    • Gel
    • Sand
  • Silicon
    • Crystals
    • Dioxide
  • Slag
    • Steel
    • Blast Furnace
  • Stone Dust
  • Volcanic Ash

Cement Industry Clients

Below, please find a sampling of clients who we have successfully provided bulk material engineering services for in the Cement industry.

  • Lafarge
  • Holcim
  • Cemex
  • Cementos Argos
  • Ashgrove
  • Texas Industries
  • Votorantim
  • Cimpor
  • Lehigh Cement
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  • Atlantic Cement
  • Ash Grove Cement
  • Blue Circle Cement
  • Caribbean Cement Co. LTD
  • Cemento Polpaico SA
  • Cementos Nacionales
  • Cementos Progreso
  • Cemex
  • Essroc
  • Fuller Company
  • Heidelberger Cement
  • Holcim
  • Holderbank
  • Holnam
  • Humboldt Wedag
  • Irish Cement
  • Kaiser Cement
  • Korean Cement
  • Lafarge Canada
  • Lafarge North America
  • Lake Ontario Cement, Canada
  • Lantic Cement, Canada
  • Lehigh Cement
  • Medusa-Citadel Cement
  • Nesher Israel Cement
  • Phoenix Cement
  • St. Lawrence Cement
  • St. Mary’s Cement
  • South Dakota Cement
  • TEC, Inc.
  • Tilbury Cement
  • U.S. Gypsum

Cement Industry Services

We offer a wide array of services for the Cement industries:

Whether you are retrofitting bins to alleviate flow problems, implementing a new mass flow silo or stockpile to maximize gravity reclaim, or feeding alternative fuels to the kiln, Jenike & Johanson can help you achieve reliable material flow and consistency at your cement plant.

Explore our solutions, review case studies, or contact us so we can help you to solve or prevent costly material flow problems experienced in the Cement industry.