INSIST (International Series on Interdisciplinary Research)
Vol 4, No 2 (2019)

Simulation of Cement Mill to Predict and Mitigate the Over-Heat Phenomenon: an Approach to Optimize the Energy Consumption in Cement Industry

Himawan Tri Bayu Murti Petrus (Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gajah Mada)
Jonas Kristanto (Faculty of Engineering, UGM)
Kevin Cleary Wanta (Catholic Parahyangan University)
Agus Prasetya (UGM)

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Publish Date
09 Aug 2020


being one of the most energy-intensive industries, cement industry requires to evaluate the energy efficiency of their operating units, one of them is cement mill. Functioning as a mixing unit of several materials, i.e., clinker, limestone, gypsum, and trass with their initial heat and propensity of heat generation during milling, over-heat in the cement mill occurs frequently. It should be avoided in order to establish efficiency. Therefore, a mathematical model was generated in this study to predict and to mitigate this overheat phenomenon. This cement mill mathematical model has been generated using mass and energy balances. The output of the model is temperature profile versus residence time with targeted water content of the product that the optimum residence time can be calculated. Based on the temperature profile with a targeted water content of the product, it can be concluded that the optimum operating condition of the cement mill lies in the range of 5 to 30 seconds of materials residence time in the cement mill

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INSIST is an International online journal which publishes innovative research papers and critical reviews in the field of engineering and interdisciplinary science researches. It focuses on but not limited to Electrical and Telecommunication, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Environmental ...