New location of the Research and Testing Center

The Fives’ Cement | Minerals specialism recently set up its new Research and Testing Center in the industrial area of Seclin (France).

These facilities are dedicated to the cement and minerals grinding industries and include physical and chemical laboratories, appropriated means for measuring, analyzing and testing. Pilot installations allow operating industrial equipment such as grinding mills, dryers, classifiers on a small-scale, even if they can reach outputs up to ten tons per hour.

The Research and Testing Center has various assignments:

  • Contribution to the research and development of new equipment and processes, lying mainly in energy and raw material savings and polluting emissions reduction. This allowed the development and setting of proprietary equipment such as the FCB Horomill® grinding mill, the FCB TSV™ Classifier, the FCB Rhodax® crusher, the FCB Zero-NOx Preca, etc.
  • Feasibility and sizing tests on pilot installations
  • Determination of the raw materials performance with regard to the sizing of new complete plants and production workshops.