Solutions for the Cement Industry

Siemens Process Instrumentation and Analytics Cement Solutions

From the quarry to the kiln, from the cooler to load-out, precise monitoring of production rates, accurate dosing and pinpoint measurement are all vital for maximum productivity. Ensuring effective measurement and control is in place at each stage of the production process increases availability, reduces waste, saves time and increases output.

Siemens can supply and support customer needs in the mineral, aggregates and cement industries, from power generation and distribution, plant automation, low voltage switch gear to drives and building technologies.

Process optimization, operating conditions control, and emissions monitoring are tasks that require the use of efficient measurement techniques.


Level measurment for cement

It's the experience that counts . . . and it's the experience that measures!

In search of the ideal level measurement solution for your cement plant?

Two goals or an efficient plant are to fully automate and integrate process instrumentation processes, while protecting staff from potentially dangerous environments. Download this article to read more about the most commonly used level measurement to achieve these goals.


Solids flow measurement

The "black magic" of solids flow measurement

Solids flow meters: you know what they do, how to fix them (or who to call) but have you ever wondered how they work? Don't be fooled by their apparent simplicity . . .


SITRANS LR460 radar level transmitter

Rugged radar improves efficiency, costs and safety in hot, dusty application

SITRANS LR460 Radar Level Transmitter clinker volume measurement application

To solve clinker silo measurement issues, Keystone cement preferred some way to continuously measure levels to better monitor the process and evaluate the quality of clinker coming from the kiln and cooling part of the production process.


Process protection systems ensure the smooth running of the cement plant

MFA 4p motion failure alarm controller is a highly sensitive single setpoint motion sensor system, used with Milltronics MSP and XPP probes. The MFA 4p detects changes in the motion and speed of rotating, reciprocating or conveying equipment and warns of equipment malfunction. Its reliability makes it a cost-effective way to protect valuable process equipment.

A special feature is the adjustable 0 to 60 second time delay, allowing the monitored device to accelerate to normal running speed before monitoring begins. A wide range of probes are available to suit specific needs, including high temperatures, corrosive, and Class I, II and III installations. The CE approval allows the MFA 4p to consistently meet the needs of the cement industry.

This versatile unit can be used on tail pulley shafts, driven pulleys, motor shaft sensing, belt or drag conveyors, screw conveyor flights, bucket elevators, fans and pumps.  Siemens also offers the Millpulse 600 and WM100 motion sensors.


Cement Brochure - Precise control in tough environments