aixergee GmbH has hosted its annual workshop-seminar on optimising the production of cement manufacture. The event was attended by high ranking participants from the international cement industry.
Set up as a high-intensity, hands-on workshop, the seminar covered multiple areas of improvement of the production process. This included production increase, emissions reduction, alternative fuel burning, and related topics.
The seminar ran for two days, during which time that delegates discussed ways to analyse the shortcomings and bottlenecks of modern cement production lines, as well as how to develop improvement solutions. aixergee has stated that the analysis of process limitations often suffers from insufficient or unclear data acquisition, followed by the consequent ambivalence of root cause analysis within the complexity of present day real cement plant operation. In this case, valuable help can be provided by modern methods such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), flowsheet simulation, and large-scale data analysis.
Attending delegates learned how these simulation techniques could be implemented for their projects, as well as how testing and developing cost-effective improvements could be done before expensive modifications are implemented in plants.
aixergee has refined its modelling toolbox to cover all ruling physical and chemical phenomena in the complex interacting production process of cement. This has been accomplished with a history of more than 200 executed optimisation projects. In particular, the company has noted that the realistic modelling of particle behaviour and the combustion of lumpy secondary fuels is essential for the realistic prediction of the model. It has also found that a complete retrofit of a complete new piece of equipment is not always needed, as small, smart modifications may provide much more cost-efficient solutions.
aixergee GmbH is an independent know-how provider for process optimisation in the cement industry.
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