Cement is the most widely used material in the construction industry. It is a very crucial ingredient because only cement is capable to increase the viscosity of concrete and make buildings have a sturdy structure. In cement plants, cement manufacturing needs to go through the following six processes:
- Raw Materials Crushing, Proportioning & Blending
- Raw Materials Grinding
- Clinker Cooling and Grinding
- Cement Packing and Shipping
In the process of cement manufacturing, all the raw materials need to be first broken into proper size by a cement crusher. Then they will be stored in the pre-homogenized storage yard. After they are mixed evenly according to a certain proportion and stored in the silo, they will be sent into the cement raw mill for further grinding. Before raw meals finish the calcination in the cement kiln, their partial decomposition in the preheater is an indispensable stage. This process improves production efficiency and reduces heat consumption. After that, the formal calcination will take place in the cement kiln. Since the temperature of the clinker is very high, we usually use a cement cooler to cool it down to the normal temperature so that the clinker can be further processed. However, the calcined clinker particle has an irregular shape, so we need to adopt the cement mill to make clinker reach a qualified fineness of cement products. After all the above processes are completed, the cement will be packaged and sent to its destination.