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LONG 521 - Cement Plant Operations & Maintenance (3 Weeks)

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Course Description

This course is designed for those who want to have intensive knowledge of the operations of the cement plants, and how to conduct electrical and mechanical maintenance. It provides a comprehensive learning experience for cement industry workers, with a wide range of features designed to give a good understanding of the complete manufacturing process.

Course Objectives

To understand the cement plant schematic process flow

To know the general composition of cement
To have a knowledge of the basic operations in the cement plant
To be able to maintain the plant and protect it for a safer environment

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • managers
  • Supervisors
  • Site engineers 

Course Details/Schedule

Week 1

  • Raw materials
  • Raw milling and blending
  • Flames and fuels
  • Burning and cooling
  • Cement milling
  • Quality control
  • Environment and pollution control
  • Hydration of Portland cement
  • Plant reporting
  • Plant assessment list
  • Cement plant construction and valuation

Week 2

  • Process calculations
  • Power
  • Fans and air handling
  • Conveying
  • Milling
  • Kilns and burning
  • Fuels
  • Materials
  • Statistics

Week 3

  • Electrical and mechanical maintenance
  • Maintenance benefits and costs
  • Failure modes
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Maintenance cost management
  • Maintenance organization
  • Role, planning and control
  • Mobile equipment maintenance
  • People and indicators
  • Preventive maintenance