Optimize your cement process
Reduce product variation, extend quarry life and meet control requirements. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a complete line of instruments, equipment and software to help cement producers improve product quality, boost efficiency, lower productions costs, and create safer, cleaner production lines.
Consistent raw material quality is possible with Thermo Scientific™ online elemental analyzers, which integrate directly into a new or existing conveyor belt and determine the elemental composition of all the raw materials being transported. Coupled with RAMOS (Raw Mix Optimization Software) or PREBOS (PREBlending Optimization Software), the combination allows high frequency, optimal blend proportioning while meeting quality control requirements to achieve consistent composition, minimize variability and improve kiln efficiency.
Thermo Scientific X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) instrumentation provides critical raw material and process information in the lab to meet product quality demands while increasing process efficiency. Thermo Scientific AccuLINK™ couples a Thermo Scientific online elemental analyzer with a Thermo Scientific lab-based XRF elemental analyzer to keep the two instruments aligned through automated calibrations of the online instrument.
Thermo Scientific gas analysis instrumentation, for Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) and for process gas analysis, helps meet air quality requirements and increase process efficiency.
Products used in cement production
Achieve consistent stockpile and raw mix chemistry and improved kiln efficiency. The Thermo Scientific™ CB Omni™ Fusion Online Elemental Analyzer continuously analyzes the chemical composition of the entire raw material stream being carried on a conveyor belt using Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) or Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation (PFTNA).
Analyze major and minor oxides in cement and raw materials such as limestone, sand, bauxite, ceramics, refractories, slags and sinters with the Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ OPTIM’X Cement Analyzer. The ARL OPTIM'X Cement Analyzer comes with factory-installed calibration using NIST™ standards for clinker and cement.
Ensure consistent clinker quality with both chemical and phase analysis in one simple operation. The Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ 9900 Total Cement Analyzer combines X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) technologies to provide fast process monitoring during the critical phases of cement manufacturing.
Make sure your online analyzer is operating at peak accuracy. The Thermo Scientific™ AccuLINK Software Package links two leading cement products - the ARL series of XRF laboratory analyzers and the CB Omni family of online PGNAA elemental cement analyzers so you can compare data from both systems to ensure optimal operational efficiency.
PGNAA and PFTNA improve stockpile and raw mix control
Cement raw materials require careful monitoring and control to ensure process efficiency, optimal kiln operation and clinker quality. Variations in raw material quality, and improperly blended materials, adversely affect the process from pre-heater through the kiln and all the way to grinding.
The more variability in the raw material kiln feed, the more fuel is needed at the kiln to allow appropriate reaction of the raw materials into the correct clinker phases. What is more, the potential to “over react” raw materials and create harder to grind clinker is much higher with the higher fuel burn. If raw material chemistry is unknown or in question both fuel, energy and raw materials can be wasted and quality targets may be missed.
Cross-belt online analyzers that use Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) or Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation (PFTNA) can be integrated into the conveyor belt line to analyze, in real time, the entire material stream. These technologies are deeply penetrative and measure the entire material volume travelling by conveyor at a high frequency of analysis, making them ideal instruments to help control stockpile chemistry and continuously proportion raw mix to ensure smooth kiln operation.
To learn more, visit the PGNAA and PFTNA Technology Page.
Video spotlight: CB Omni Fusion Online Elemental Analyzer
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Watch Cement Online Analyzer Performance and Calibration for a complete overview of how Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) can work together to provide consistent kiln feed, greater throughput, streamlined processes, and more comprehensive analysis.