Slag Mill

Slag Mill, Canada

Case Study 6 – Slag Mill, Canada

Challenge:
This global cement producer has a policy of maximizing cement replacement materials in order to minimize the carbon footprint of the end product and to reduce production costs. Ground slag can substitute up to 30% of the ordinary portland cement used in the making of concrete This was in fact the first vertical mill for slag grinding in Canada and one of the first in the world.

Process:
Although vertical grinding is a very energy efficient technology, the supporting equipment and controls is complex and confined to a small area. Further complicating the design, the system was to be designed to grind future materials such as clinker.

Delivery:
Consultec was the overall engineering integrator for this project. Responsible for balance of plant equipment, mechanical, civil, structural and electrical design as well as construction supervision.

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