The first RMX analyzer for raw mix control was commissioned in December 2018 for a plant in Alabama, USA. RMX analyzes raw meal with elemental data updates every 2 minutes, with the real time data stream enabling frequent raw mix feeder adjustments in kiln feed LSF and C3S variation.
Since commissioning, the plant has reported excellent results achieved through the at-line installation of the RMX. Raw meal variation has been reduced by 44%, resulting in significant improvement to kiln feed variability, while clinker free lime variability has also been measurably reduced.
“The kiln operators report that the mix is easier to burn, and the kiln is easier to control,” a representative said.
“Before we had to target a lower C3S to assist with kiln operation, now we can target 63-64 and achieve higher early strengths.”
The RMX is part of FCT ACTech’s X-Series range which includes a suite of analyzers for raw mix, clinker quality and cement blends control, as well as elemental and mineralogical analyzers for the mining and mineral processing industries.
The X-Series range is the next generation evolution from the same patented technologies that propelled the Continuous On-Stream Mineralogical Analyzer (COSMA) to the forefront of process control technologies 20 years ago.
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