Cement and lime mortars have been important in a multitude of construction uses for over 2000 years; there is still nothing better. The characteristics of cement and lime mortar provide unique benefits in masonry applications that distinguish it from other mortar materials. The tensile bond strength, as well as the resistance to water penetration, makes them the durable material needed to accommodate stresses caused by building movement and seasonal changes.
Production of both natural hydraulic lime (NHL) and artificial hydraulic lime (AHL) for use in cement and lime mortars requires burning the material at controlled, high temperatures in a rotary kiln. Temperature measurement with non-contact infrared sensors and thermal imaging/line scanner cameras at a number of locations during operation of a kiln is essential to ensure product quality, minimize emissions, and prevent damage to the kiln shell and material handling conveyors. Infrared temperature sensors provide fast, accurate readings that allow the processing facility to control each step of the process to achieve maximum efficiency.
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Kiln temperature measurement is critical in all areas including material preheat, mid-kiln, burning zone, kiln shell and clinker cooler.