Metering Pumps Grinding Aid in Cement Industry
A major cement producer has chosen Flowrox metering pumps to replace mechanical diaphragm pumps for pumping poly glycol. The Flowrox pump was chosen due to its better overall reliability and accurate dosing.
Grinding aids such as glycol, amines, and acetic acid help cement particles to flow efficiently which reduces grinding energy and results in increasing product throughput. These grinding aids are added to the cement prior to the final grinding circuit.
The customer was using individual diaphragm pumps for controlling the grinding aid to the circuit and was not satisfied due to inconsistent dosage control and pump unreliability. Flowrox metering pumps proved to be a better option because they have a high turndown ratio. This makes it ideal for finite control and proper dosing to the system. Reliability improved as well, because the only repair item in Flowrox metering pumps is the tube. Providing a value-added solution, Flowrox packaged the pumps as a skid to include the chemical feed tank.
The plant was very pleased with the complete grinding agent delivery system. The Flowrox Package Pumping System was plug-and-play and ready start up as soon as the electrical and piping connections were made.