1st Edition

The Rotary Cement Kiln Total Productive Maintenance, Techniques and Management

By J.P. Saxena Copyright 2009
    336 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Structured into fourteen chapters, this volume covers various aspects of kiln maintenance and deals with the wear of components, operational parameters and their impact on the condition of the kiln, maintenance-friendly design considerations of kiln components, on-line techniques for condition monitoring, repair during operation, effective management of a kiln shutdown, and some management approaches. It presents systematic analyses of the problems encountered during the life span of the kilns and suggests appropriate method(s) to tackle them and meet the needs of engineers and operators involved. Written in simple language, containing a good blend of theory and practice, and supported with practical reference tables and figures, this book is intended for engineers, operators and maintenance workers working with cement kilns. The author, Dr. J.P. Saxena is an absolute expert in the field.

  • 1. Technological Growth of Cement Industry & Rotary Kiln
  • 2. Mechanical Condition of Kiln Shell – Evaluation and Remedial Measures
  • 3. Improvements in the Design of Chair Pads
  • 4. Dynamic Deformation of Kiln – Issues and Corrective Measures
  • 5. Control of Kiln Shell Corrosion
  • 6. Wear of Tyres and Rollers & Resurfacing
  • 7. Adjustment of Rollers
  • 8. Misalignment of Kiln – Evaluation and Corrective Measures
  • 9. Wear of Girth Gear & Pinion – Solutions for Higher Service Life
  • 10. Integrated approach for Lubrication of Girth Gear
  • 11. Developments in Brick Retaining Ring
  • 12. Kiln burner – Selection, Operation and Maintenance
  • 13. Effective Management of Kiln-Shutdown
  • 14. Integrated approach to Maintenance of Kilns
  • Biography

    Dr. J.P. Saxena holds a B.E. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Delhi, India. He received his PhD in Energy Conservation from the Indian Institue of Technology, Delhi. Dr. Saxena is presently working as Consulting Engineer for Saudi Cement Company, one of the largest cement companies in the Middle East, having two cement plants. He has over 40 years of professional experience with cement in various senior positions.