With the increasing reliance on alternative fuels for cement kiln operation European Gate Valves have supplied a number of valves to overcome the problems associated with these solid fuels.
In the case of direct gravity feeding systems the valves also had to withstand the possibility of sustained high temperatures. With valves rated for up to 1,100°c the operators have felt confident that their upstream conveying systems are protected under all kiln operating conditions.
Further protection was supplied in the form of emergency slam shut fire gates which, with their own air reservoirs, could isolate the kiln feed chute even if there was total power and mains air failure.
The picture on the right is of a Tyre Chip feeding valve into a Kiln.