SABIA’s products continue to evolve providing solutions in an ever-increasing range of industries
Improving the Process of Blending Consistent and Predictable Feed in the Nickel Smelting Process using PGNAA Technology.
The process of blending consistent and predictable feed for the roasters is critical to optimizing product quality and controlling production costs. To assist in this process, Online PGNAA Slurry Analyzers have been installed and evaluated at a Sudbury Ontario smelter. They are used to measure 100% of the full process stream to obtain elemental composition data in real time. This paper explains the application details at Sudbury and the benefits achieved from their Full Stream, Elemental Slurry Analyzers
Using On-line Nuclear Elemental Analyzers to Optimize Boiler Operation at Choctaw Generation Station in Northeast Mississippi
Using a Nuclear Elemental Static Analyzer to Optimize the Operation of a Preparation Plant
A Report on an Investigation into SABIA’s Ability to Provide a Coal Heating Value Analysis Utilizing Carbon
CV=MAFCV* (100% – Ash% – Moisture %)
Improving Product Uniformity & Process Efficiency in Rapidly Changing Market Conditions Using PGNAA Technology
Fine-tuning the Raw Mix
Using On-line Nuclear Elemental Analyzers (PGNA) to Control Cement Production
Unequaled Homogeneity Now Possible
A Brief History of Cement Production
Even in ancient times the use of cement played a vital role in the advance of civilization. Egyptians used calcined gypsum as a cement and the Greeks and Romans used lime made by heading limestone and added sand to make mortar, with coarser stones for concrete. At some point the Romans discovered that by adding crushed volcanic ash to lime that a cement could be made which set under water and this was used for the construction of harbors. This was later called a ‘pozzolanic’ cement, named after the village of Pozzuoli near Versuvius.
The History and Future of Nuclear Elemental Analyzers for Product Optimization in the Cement Industry
Lafarge Whitehall Achieves Record Low Kiln Feed Variability with Online Raw Mix Control
To improve the raw mix control Lafarge Whitehall decided to implement an online raw-mix control strategy using a SABIA on-belt elemental analyzer in conjunction with the company’s proprietary raw-mix software.
Extending the Life of Your Legacy PGNA Cement Analyzer through a 3rd Party Retrofit
The useful life of a typical PGNA Analyzer is somewhere from 10 to 15 years. At that point most customers can either buy a new analyzer or get an upgrade from the OEM, which historically has been a fairly expensive option. Third party upgrades of existing legacy machines are now available, making it possible to have up-to-date technology at competitive prices. This paper will examine the uses of analyzers, the economics for cement plants, and take a quick look at the third party upgrade option now available to the cement market.
Lafarge, Whitehall Opts for PGNA Analyzer
Whitehall’s quarry contains relatively low and variable calcium concentrations in one of the company’s most heterogeneous quarries. Due to the high silica and alumina content, the raw mix also includes purchased limestone. Reducing quarry variability and improving raw-mix control tend to reduce the use of purchased material, and important cost factor for the plant.