Cement production for concrete takes place in very large rotary furnaces, moving along helical flights similar to an auger conveyor supported on enormous steel tires. Because unscheduled downtime is extraordinarily costly, IR Telemetrics has developed an electromagnetic crack detection system focused exclusively on cement production tires, which fatigue over time under severe loads.
Cement production facility staff can then monitor the condition of each rotary kiln tire over time and detect the presence of cracks. With each rotation of the tire, the inductive pattern of cracks is recorded and propagation can be monitored over time, recognizing a potential hazard ahead of time and allowing for scheduled downtime to repair the crack zone before it reaches critical size. This offers tremendous savings to the concrete industry; avoiding a single unscheduled downtime more than offsets the costs of our system and related engineering services.
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