General energy situation
The production of cement is one of the most energy-intensive industrial processes. Over the years, efforts have been made to curtail its energy consumption. Despite the progress, there is still ample room for improving energy efficiency. Coal and coke are currently the primary fuels for the sector, supplanting the dominance of natural gas in the 1970s. Most recently, there is evidence to suggest a slight increase in the use of waste fuels, including tires.
- Highly competitive industry that is highly price sensitive
- Drive to reduce production costs without negatively affecting product yield or quality.
- Fluctuating energy prices a big concern
- Increase in energy prices erode profits
Cendid offers unique solutions for Cement industry
Cross-cutting equipment in a cement plant, consumes a large portion of the power used in the production process. As such, significant energy savings can be enjoyed by making these equipment more efficient. Further cuts in energy use can be found with the proper and efficient operation of the thermal processes involved in cement production.
For companies with more than one cement plant, CENDID recommends a corporate energy management program. CENDID was instrumental in the implementation of a waste heat recovery system at a cement plant in Eastern Europe. As a result, the plant was able to save 15.6% in yearly energy costs.
CENDID provides integral energy management and efficiency solutions tailored to the specific needs of the cement industry through its many technical and managerial solutions.