Sustainability, flexibility, and durability are hallmarks of cement-based products in any number of applications. Cement should be of the right quality and makeup to maximize overall performance.
Currently, Drake Cement focuses exclusively on the production of Type II/V (LA) Portland Cement, conforming to the physical and chemical requirements of ASTM C-150 for Types I, II, and V, low alkali cements, as well as ASTM C 1157 for Types GU, MS, and HS cements.
Drake Cement Type II/V (LA) can be used in any general construction application, including those with exposure to moderate or high levels of sulfates in soils and/or water. In addition, the low levels of alkalies in Drake Cement Type II/V (LA) Portland Cement reduce the potential for damage due to alkali-silica reactivity (ASR).
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Production Process Flow
- Imported ingredients: Alumina and iron are imported as minor processing additions.
- Mining and crushing: Limestone (calcium) and silica are mined from the quarry and conveyed to the plant.
- Raw material storage: Limestone (calcium), iron, silica and alumina are stored in large silos.
- Blending: All raw ingredients are blended in proportion to prepare for grinding.
- Raw grinding: Raw ingredients are ground to fineness of baby powder and further blended into a homogeneous mixture.
- Heating and cooling: The ground mixture is fed into the kiln through a tall preheating tower, where it is heated and rapidly cooled to create clinker.
- Clinker storage: Clinker is stored in a large dome and silo waiting to be ground into cement.
- Finish grinding: Clinker is ground into the fine gray powder recognized as cement, adding a small amount of gypsum to control the time of setting.
- Cement storage and shipping: Finished cement is stored in a silo awaiting loading into trucks or rail cars.