The equipment involved in the operation of a bulk cement plant which receives, stores, transships or bags cement includes hoppers, bins, screw conveyors, elevators, and pneumatic conveying equipment. Its main purpose is usually to transfer cement from one type of carrier to another, such as from railway cars to trucks or ships. In the handling of cement, a dust problem can occur if proper equipment or hooding is not used. Hooding and ventilation requirements of receiving hoppers, storage and receiving bins, elevators and screw conveyors, and hoppers trucks and car loading are discussed. A baghouse has been found to be the most satisfactory dust collector for handling the ventilation points. All sources are normally ducted to a single baghouse.
- This article appears in the Air Pollution Engineering Manual.
Public Health Service5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD USA 20852
- Vincent, E J
- Publication Date: 1967
- Pagination: p. 339-340
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Air pollution sources; Air quality management; Cement; Environmental impacts; Equipment; Pollutants; Railroad cars
- Old TRIS Terms: Air pollution control devices; Cement handling equipment
- Subject Areas: Environment; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00041765
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Air Pollution Technical Information Center
- Report/Paper Numbers: Phs-Pub-999-AP-40
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM