Process Control and Management in Finish Grinding

Control systems for grinding operations are developed using the same approaches as for kilns. These systems control the flow in the mill and classifiers, attaining a stable and high quality product. Expert systems have been commercially available since the early 1990s.

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Process Control and Management in Finish GrindingCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Finish Grinding
Energy Savings Potential

Electricity savings can be in the range of 3.8-4.2 kWh/t cement. 

CO2 Emission Reduction Potential

Estimated payback periods are typically between 6 and 8 months

Process Control and Management in Finish Grinding Publications

Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Cement Industry

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.

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