The company Ahangarancement JSC (part of the Eurocement group holding) has installed a new generation gearbox on a rotary kiln. The equipment of the Czech company WIKOV was successfully put into operation. The modernisation of the furnace will allow the increase of equipment utilisation and repair time.
In addition to the replacement of the gearbox, the rotary kiln also underwent a planned overhaul. This included the clinker conveyors, the sludge line, the refrigerator, the heat exchanger, and other equipment. Total investments amounted to more than US$1.5 million. Due to these measures, Ahangarancement will continue to produce high-quality products throughout the construction season, operating at its maximum production capacity of 2 million tpy of cement.
The equipment of was installed under the supervision of a supervisor and the supplier guaranteed the reliability of the installation. The new gearbox is also easy to maintain, with a compact size and high level of security.
Ahangarancement regularly holds activities to improve operational efficiency. Since 2006, the plant has reduced fuel and electricity consumption by 20%, while labour productivity has increased 2.5 times. Modernisation of the existing production goes along with the active construction of the new plant, which will begin production in 2020.
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