Combustion System ImprovementsCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Clinker Making|
|Energy Savings Potential||
Specific fuel savings up to 8% have been realised in plants using Gyro-Therm technology.
Another technique developed in the UK for flame control resulted in fuel savings of 2 to 10% depending on the kiln type.
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
The payback times for Gyro-Therm technology is expected to be less than one year.
Costs are estimated to be around $1.0/annual ton clinker capacity, with estimated payback periods of 2-3 years.
Combustion System Improvements Publications
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) energy guide, Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Cement Making, discusses energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be implemented in cement manufacturing plants. This ENERGY STAR guide provides current real world examples of cement plants saving energy and reducing cost and carbon dioxide emissions.
Combustion System Improvements Websites
Gyro-Therm is a "leaner" and "greener" combustion technology that can lower operating costs and decrease NOx emissions. This technology has been developed by FCT and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Adelaide University, South Australia, following more than 10 years of research and development.