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Cement Manufacturing

Cement Manufacturing Plant:

Cement is essential product in constructions. So cement manufacturing is always profitable. Cement Manufacturing is also construction related business but it is a capital intensive.

You can sell cement at competitive price because of the massive construction works that is going on. Before starting this, you should have a project plan with comfortable capital of your own.

Summary of production process:
Cement is made from limestone and clay. Raw materials are extracted from the quarry crushed to powder and then blended in the correct proportions.

This blended raw material is called the 'raw feed' or 'kiln feed' and is heated in a rotary kiln at a temperature of about 1500 C. The rotary kiln is a tube up to 200 metres long and perhaps 6 metres in diameter, with a long flame at one end. The raw feed enters the kiln at the cool end and gradually passes down to the hot end, then falls out of the kiln and cools down.

The material formed in the kiln is described as 'clinker' and is typically composed of rounded nodules between 1mm and 25mm across.

After cooling, the clinker may be stored temporarily in a clinker store, or it may pass directly to the cement mill.

The cement mill grinds the clinker to a fine powder. A small amount of gypsum - a form of calcium sulfate - is normally ground up with the clinker. The gypsum controls the setting properties of the cement when water is added.

Get a Better Understanding of Cement:
To get a more complete and integrated understanding of how cement is made, have a look at the Cement book or Ebook is easy-to-read and concise book also contains much more detail on cement and concrete chemistry and process.

Ebooks are also available in internet or otherwise, you can get it in bookstalls also. Please have a proper bookish knowledge basically, then only take initiative. Get experience in other plants also about their process system will help you to gain good knowledge.

Get licenses from concern authorities in all means. you can get basic license details in internt through google search. In your near by city, if you go to MSME (Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises) center, you will get all details and booklet also available there.

Wishing you all the best,