BALL MILL MAINTENANCE
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: April 17, 2023
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.
Grinding is one of the cement industry’s fundamental processes: (for the preparation of raw materials, coal grinding, and cement grinding). Cement manufacturing is a continuous process industry with very high requirements and performance rates, requiring high reliability in both the process and maintenance.
There are two basic types of ball grinding systems: open circuit and closed circuit.
In the open circuit system, the mill product has the fineness required for the next stage. In the closed-circuit system, the mill product is classified in a separator in a fine fraction that is then taken to the next step and a thick fraction that is returned to the mill for subsequent milling.
It is necessary to grind clinker, gypsum, and sometimes other additives in the proportions required at a predetermined fineness in any cement grinding circuit. The fineness is usually defined by the cement’s specific surface area measured in m²/kg or cm²/g. High-efficiency separators are normal to grind cement in a closed-circuit system due to energy consumption savings.
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.
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.