Raw Materials In Cement Production
The raw materials (limestone and clay) are subjected to such processes as, crushing, drying, grinding, proportioning, and blending or mixing before they are fed to the kilns for calcination or burning process. The crushing stage involves breaking the raw materials into small fragments that vary in size between 6-14 mm. Machines called Crushers.Similar to the dry process, materials also need to undergo quarrying, primary crushing, secondary crushing, proportioning and grinding in the raw materials preparation stage of the wet process. The biggest difference between the two methods is that in the wet process, water is usually required as a process media added in the raw mix to form slurry.