IKN wins contract for a pyro line in Germany

In August 2015, IKN was awarded the contract for the engineering, supply and installation of a complete 4000 tpd pyro line – from raw meal feeding to clinker discharge – at Burglengenfeld/Germany.

The contract included integration engineering, supply and installation of add-on components for the raw meal grinding plant. The upgraded HeidelbergCement plant at Burglengenfeld will feature state-of-the-art technology in order to comply with the targeted production level and future emission limits. The new line will comprise a two-string, 5-stage preheater tower with inline calciner. IKN’s most modern preheater and calciner design will ensure minimum pressure drop at maximum performance and high efficiency and the kiln line will be optimised for maximum use of a variety of alternative fuels.

Among several innovative features will be a tertiary air duct damper, which has proven successful operation for more than 3 years with outstanding reliability and performance. Another essential component of the plant is the Pendulum Cooler® featuring high reliability at low maintenance and operational costs. The Pendulum Cooler® by design allows recirculating bypass gas into the recuperation zone in order to boost cooler efficiency.

IKN Partial Pendulum Cooler for Lehigh Union Bridge, US

With a growing economy and rising demand for concrete and clinker in the United states, Lehigh (Heidelberg Group) awarded IKN for an upgrade of their existing clinker cooler at Union Bridge, Maryland.

Union Bridge is with 7200 tpd Lehigh’s largest operation in the US. The cooler in operation on-site exists of two movable grate sections and an intermediate roll crusher. Within this project, IKN will replace the first grate section up to the roll crusher and convert the hydraulic drive of the roll crusher to electro-mechanical drive.

IKN executes this project on turnkey basis with shutdown at the beginning of 2016 and less than 29 days flame-to-flame.

New order for a 10.000 tpd cooler for Russia

IKN has received an order for a 10.000 tpd cooler for Russia.

The two-stage cooler with intermediate crusher and an area of 269m² will be installed in a new line 200km south of Moscow.

This is already the second order for an IKN clinker cooler for a new line in Russia within 24 months and shows that the Pendulum Cooler is the first choice when it comes to reliable operation even in difficult environments.