Rugby Cement Plant safely completed its biannual Cement Mill 5 shutdown last week.
Most importantly, there were no safety incidents or first aid treatments and the shutdown was completed on time and to budget. The key activities were:
- Replacement of the cement mill diaphragm with the re-grading of the first chamber grinding media
- Repair of the main 1,700Kw motor, including the replacement of the motor bearings
- Replacement of the bucket elevator chain, with the installation of the newly designed safety system for access
- Generic maintenance to all auxiliary plant, including conveyor belts and dust filters
Collaboration was at its best between all Teams; our own staff and up to 31 contractors working 24 hours a day for the period of the shutdown. Credit to the Rugby Plant Team for successful execution of this project.