Minimization of Variation in Clinker Quality
Advances in Materials
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages: 23-28
Received: May 1, 2013; Published: May 30, 2013
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Fasil Alemayehu, Department of Chemical Engineering, KIOT, Wollo University, Kombolcha, Ethiopia
Omprakash Sahu, Department of Chemical Engineering, KIOT, Wollo University, Kombolcha, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Cement quality is typically assessed by its compressive strength development in mortar and concrete. The basis for this property is a well-burned clinker with consistent chemical composition and free lime. The main reason for the clinker free lime to change in situation with stable kiln operation is variation in the chemical composition of the kiln feed. This variation in chemical composition is related to raw mix control and the homogenization process. To ensure a constant quality of the product and maintain a stable and continuous operation of the kiln, the attention must be paid to storage and homogenization of raw materials and kiln feed. Due to variations in the kiln feed chemical compositions that affect its burnability and the fuel consumption. The raw materials for Portland cement production are the mixture (as fine powder in the 'Dry process') of minerals containing calcium oxide, silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, ferric oxide, and magnesium oxide. The homogeneity of feed chemical composition has an important relationship to fuel consumption, kiln operation, clinker formation and cement performance. In this regard an attempt made to deals with the mixing of raw materials process and estimation of composition of raw mill feed, kiln feed, as well as formed clinker, which were done successfully through various results obtained experimentally and various steps have been taken to reduce these variations in clinker quality.
Keywords
Lime Saturation Factor, Silica Ratio, Alumina Ratio
To cite this article
Fasil Alemayehu, Omprakash Sahu, Minimization of Variation in Clinker Quality, Advances in Materials. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, pp. 23-28. doi: 10.11648/j.am.20130202.12
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