Compressed air and low pressure blowers are an integral part of the cement industry
In a cement factory, compressed air and low pressure blowers are an integral part of the operation. These are used as an energy source to move the materials in the cement-making process and for powering tools that can withstand the harsh conditions of the process and even more. We offer a complete range blowers and compressors to fit all your applications, making sure you have the optimal solution for both your production process and business.
Our VSD technology helps you save up to 35% energy on average
Atlas Copco’s VSD technology closely follows the air demand by automatically adjusting the motor speed. This results in large energy savings of up to 35%.
The Life Cycle Cost of an air blower can be cut by an average of 22%. In addition, lowered system pressure with VSD minimises energy use across your production dramatically.
Maximize efficiency, minimize effort
To further enhance the efficiency of your cement-making process, we offer multiple ways to:
- Monitor and control your units
- Minimise energy consumption,
- Monitor running conditions and providing information on maintenance status. This, combined with our global service network, reduces potential downtime when maintenance is needed.
Oil-free air avoids contamination
Our oil-free air compressors make sure your production process will not slow down. Air contaminated with sand, water, oil or solids can cause malfunctions of pneumatic tools and machines or make your operation of valves and cylinders sluggish and inconsistent. Additionally, it can cause corrosion, blockages, increases maintenance costs and therefore increase the cost of ownership.
Cement industry success stories
30% less on the energy bill. That’s the difference Atlas Copco’s complete compressor set-up with blowers makes for Oman’s largest cement manufacturer and Middle East cement pioneer, Oman Cement Company SAOG (OCC).
OCC requires air for plant and instrument air, pneumatic conveyors and for aeration in the cement silos. The equipment has to operate continuously in the toughest conditions and at ambient temperatures up to 55°C/131°F. That's why OCC relies on Atlas Copco.
14 February, 2018
Union Cements Company, one of the biggest cement manufacturers in the UAE for Portland cement, replaced the lobe blowers in field with Atlas Copco screw blowers and maximized the energy savings at their plant.
13 February, 2018
National Cements Factory (NCF, Abu Dhabi), a leading manufacturer of Ordinary Portland cement in UAE is a subsidiary of Ittihad Group, a major industrial house in UAE. Atlas Copco ZS30 screw blower is serving at their factory to bring reliability and efficiency in the operation.
Cement plant applications
From dilute to dense materials, we offer the technologies that meet the pressure and flow demands of all your pneumatic conveying processes.
Bulker and train unloading
Opting for a stationary blower instead of a mounted compressor to unload fly ash from bulker to silo can reduce your unloading time by 25% increasing the effectivity of your cement blower for trucks.
When loosening, mixing and discharging bulk material, air is blown into a silo to set it into a liquid-like state, Class 0 oil-free air is needed to safeguard the quality of your cement silo aeration.
When heating up raw materials, combustion air (kiln) is used, the air supply needs to be constant to prevent the heat from dying out.
Accurate air supply doing the cooling process is crucial, as it is directly related to the thickness of the clinker bed. Control of air flow is key. Our products are available with Variable Speed Drive helping you adjust air supply and cut costs by decreasing energy consumption of the process.
Compressed air is used for vertical conveying systems such as an air lift or pump to transport materials to heights of more than 100 meters / 330 feet. A VSD system helps you save energy costs.
Our solutions for the cement industry