Lafarge Holcim Cement Mill Optimization

ES PROCESSING’s CEMENT MILL OPTIMIZER (CMO) was implemented in Holcim (Liban) – Chekka plant (Grey Cement) on the Cement Mill in August, 2017. Holcim (Liban) has 3 cement mills CM16, CM17 and CM18 all operated by Holcim MILL MASTER Smart System since 2015. CMO increased the production rate of CM16 higher than that of CM17, knowing that the latter has a higher capacity.

The new technology CMO, based on ES PROCESSING’s exclusive combination of Machine Learning, Soft Sensors and Model Predictive Control, boosted the Cement Mill (CM16) Process Performance by increasing its production rate, reducing the SEEC and operating in Full Automatic mode.

  • The benefit of CMO operated CM16 comparing to Mill Master operated Cement Mill 17 are:
  • 12% Production Rate Increase
  • 9% Reduction in Specific Electrical Energy Consumption
  • Full autopilot of the cement mill