Online Learning Experience

Imagine an online classroom that takes you to learn at your own pace, allowing more choices with your learning opportunities. The Cement Institute is dedicated to providing the most dynamic and engaging programs available, as our enhanced online experience demonstrates an interactive and hands-on knowledge applicable directly to your plant.


Start Date: June 17, 2024



This Course is scheduled to be available on the following date(s):


A 4-week modular course is designed to give the course attendee a solid understanding of the Ball Mill maintenance system and its auxiliary equipment.

The Ball Mill Maintenance course is designed to engage in the effective use of hands-on learning methodology as a unique combination of theory and practical work section applied to the ball mill system’s maintenance inspection. This course offers an in-depth understanding of the maintenance activities, providing the precise tools to achieve optimal levels of personal performance and accomplishment, obtaining tangible and positive impact in the ball mill area’s performance and reliability.

The course consists of theoretical classroom training, exercises, case study, and a work section.


Learning Outcomes

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily geared to all maintenance staff personnel with a focus on the preventive maintenance area. Future managerial persons, whether from maintenance or production, may also benefit significantly by participating.

Those with little or no prior experience with ball mill maintenance will learn to understand, interpret, and use the core concepts of equipment design and their limitations. Gain valuable skills that can be used immediately to analyze and implement preventive maintenance.

Individual responsibility is vital for reaching usable technical conclusions and presenting their results to obtain a course certificate.


Learning Path

Topic 1: A refresher of general plant safety overview

Topic 2: An emphasis on special Hazards During the Cement Production Phases


Topic 1: Principle of Operation

Topic 2: Ball Mill Mechanical Elements

Topic 3: Mill, Internal Components

Topic 4: Mill, External Components

Topic 5: Ball Mill Shell Repairs


Topic 1: Ball Mill Inspection and Lubrication


Topic 1: Ball Mill Drives General Description

Topic 2: The Gear and Pinion (Gear Basics)

Topic 3: Gear Installation and Alignment

Topic 4: Lubrication

Topic 5: Maintenance and Troubleshooting


Topic 1: Ball Mill Separators, Types, and its Maintenance


Topic 1: Types of Fans and Blowers

Topic 2: Assessment of Fans and Blowers

Topic 3: Energy Efficiency Opportunities


Topic 1: Common conveyor components

Topic 2: Conveyor Maintenance


Topic 1: Basic Concepts of the Systems of Dust Collection

Topic 2: Dust Collector Inspection

Topic 3: Dust Collector Troubleshooting



A unique combination of theoretical and practical skills throughout this course will be learned, which will help you develop and execute the concepts and technical knowledge acquired in the daily maintenance activities. The following downloadable materials are part of the course to enhance and facilitate the participants’ learning experiences.

Participant manual: Include the key concepts, definitions, and activities presented in this course.

Work section book: Provide learning activities and hands-on practice – case study and exercises. Solutions are included after each training is completed. Certification is achieved by completing a satisfactory level of exercises, quizzes, and final exams for each module.

The course is conducted online, allowing students flexibility (within four weeks) to complete all modules. Students should expect to spend more than 10 hours per week and some additional time for private reading/study. A computer with Internet access (broadband recommended) and email will be required.


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