Case Irish Cement EN • HIGH PERFORMANCE SRF HANDLING PLANT • Vecoplan AG

HIGH PERFORMANCE SRF HANDLING PLANT

Case Irish Cement EN

As the leading cement producer in Ireland, Irish Cement Ltd. is a member of the international Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and promotes sustainability in the cement sector. In this context, its Platin / Drogheda plant converted to SRF use in its cement production to reduce fossil fuel usage and reduce CO2 emissions.

Irish Cement entrusted the design and implementation of the entire SRF conveying system to Vecoplan® technology and its extensive project experience.

Case Irish Cement EN

THE PROJECT REQUIRED:

  • Safe truck unloading with high unloading capacity (300 m3/h)
  • Completely closed, protected SRF storage and conveyor system
  • 5,000 m3 Storage capacities on a small surface area
  • Daily conveyed quantity of 840 tonnes (330 days a year)
  • Mixability of dry and moist SRF material
  • High reliability
  • High energy efficiency
  • Low maintenance costs

CASE COMPONENTS

  • Case Irish Cement EN

    TRUCK DELIVERY

    • Automatic unloading
    • High throughput rate
    • Homogeneous material flow

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    ROBUST SCRAPER CHAIN CONVEYOR

    • Horizontal and steep conveyance lines
    • Protected chains (minimised risk of disturbance)
    • Closed system (protected from wind and rain)

  • Case Irish Cement EN

    STORAGE BUILDING

    • 5 storage chambers
    • 5,000 m3 storage capacity
    • Separation of material types (moist/dry)
    • Complete with the latest storage technology

  • Case Irish Cement EN

    LOADING AND UNLOADING CONVEYOR

    • Overhead system
    • Low input power of drive, high efficiency
    • Loose material discharge (hardly any clumping)

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    VECOBELT

    • Low drive power, high efficiency  
    • Extremely durable, high failure immunity and low maintenance (nosupport rollers, low number of mechanical parts)
    • Closed belt guide (protected against rain and wind)
    • No escaping material
    • No escaping material

     

     

     

CASE IMPRESSIONS

CUSTOMER BENEFIT

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION TO SRF FUEL

The Irish Cement plant in Platin has a very high production capacity. This means that the reliable fuel supply for the pre-heater tower and main burner are of central importance. In the conversion to SRF, Vecoplan® created a solution that enabled a smooth transition.

Thanks to Vecoplan® storage and conveying technology, we were able to convert to SRF hassle-free. The system runs continuously and therefore provides very high process reliability for the SRF supply. Throughout all phases of the system development and planning, Vecoplan® was a reliable partner. Because of our positive experience with Vecoplan® and the high availability of our substitute fuel plant installed in 2009, in 2013 we decided to expand our storage technology in cooperation with Vecoplan®.

Peter La Comber
Senior Engineer, Irish Cement

Case Irish Cement EN

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