The 15-year-old Duoflex® kiln burner at Salt River Materials Group’s (SRMG) Clarkdale cement plant in Arizona was causing problems. An unstable flame shape was affecting clinker quality – and the maintenance bill kept on growing.
The facility in Turkey required a highly efficient ship unloader capable of unloading at high capacities with minimal dust. The KOVAKO® K0-1 road mobile ship unloader is designed to fit perfectly with 5000 dwt ships and unloads at rates up to 175 tph. Thanks to the optimized vacuum nozzle unloading technology and fully enclosed 20 m long pneumatic unloading arm, dust is kept to an absolute minimum while cement is transported from the ships to the silos 113 m away. The robust design, backed by intensive testing, FEA and kinematic studies, ensures that Akçansa Çimento will get at least another 27 years out of the new pneumatic unloading arm.