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Publication Date: 07/1991
Pages: 3
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A mass-flow hopper for a cement plant's coal silo reduced plugging and cut labor and fuel costs.

ESSROC Canada Inc. [formerly Lake Ontario Cement] of Picton, Ontario, produces cement. The plant quarries, crushes, and grinds limestone that is then fired in a kiln designed to burn coal at 1,600ÂșC. Firing chemically alters the limestone, producing the desired characteristics of cement.

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