An emphasis on the understanding of the kiln maintenance technology: – Kiln alignment, measurement and consequences, kill shell temperature – optimization of kiln run factor– evaluation of kiln behavior based on kiln operation and process diagnostic – refractory and management practices – Impact of the burnability and kiln reliability – Evaluate, analyze and develop kiln maintenance activities based on failure mode equipment analysis.


Recognize the importance of the life-cycle and kiln reliability and be able to establish the right maintenance program represent a key element to achieve an optimal kiln run factor and performance. This course is aimed to impart knowledge of maintenance procedures and maintenance instruction, as well as predictive maintenance and condition monitoring techniques. The training will include case studies with your plant data to improve skills and knowledge through group works, technical measuring’s and individual evaluation and conclusions based on the kiln run through inspection.

Hands-On Practice

A unique combination of theoretical and practical skills throughout this course will be learned, which will encourage you to develop and execute the concepts and technical knowledge acquired in the daily maintenance activities.

Course Contents

Kiln maintenance – theory concepts and effective kiln maintenance – Rotary kiln shell – inspection, symptoms and RCA – Kiln inlet and outlet seal –  Kiln shell ovality – evaluation, inspection, preventive and predictive maintenance for kiln tire – supporting roller station –  Roller adjustment calculation – kiln exercises and technical measurements  covering: – Measurements, concrete data for possible presence of Kiln crankreal data of the Axial Balance – concrete data for Kiln Shell Ovality – concrete data for Kiln Axis – Group work, collecting and using your actual plant data to analyze and evaluate the kiln condition – Elaboration and  development of kiln maintenance activities based on FMEA (failure mode equipment analysis.


The course consists of theoretical classroom training, exercises, case study, work section and calculations in combination with the development of maintenance inspection.


  • Apply appropriate problem-solving skills and tools to solve specific kiln maintenance problems.
  • Identify and understand necessary known and unknown information towards the solution of the maintenance activities.
  • Work effectively through well-develop problem-solving tools to optimized kiln performance and results.


To enhance and facilitate the participants’ learning experiences, the following materials are as part of the course package:

  • Participant manual:
  • Include the key concepts, definitions, and activities presented in this course.
  • Work section book:
  • Provide learning activities and hands-on practice. Solutions are included after each exercise for immediate feedback.



4 days

Planned course days

To be agreed.


The course can be held on approved cement plant as well as off-site locations.

Registration fee

To be agreed. 

Performance through competency development