Cement is the most widely used material in the construction industry. It is a very crucial ingredient because only cement has the ability to increase the viscosity of concrete and make buildings have a sturdy structure. In cement plant, cement manufacturing needs to go through the following six processes:
- Raw Materials Mining
- Raw Materials Crushing, Proportioning and Blending
- Clinker Cooling and Grinding
- Cement Packing and Shipping
In the process of cement production, raw materials need to be first broken into proper size by a crusher. Then they will be mixed evenly according to a certain proportion and stored in the silo. Before raw meals finish the calcination in the rotary 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 rotary kiln. Since the temperature of the clinker just finished calcination is very high, we usually use a 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 grinding 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.