Comprehensive mechanical audit

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Fives proposes comprehensive mechanical audits, relying on its renowned equipment manufacturer expertise. Cement and minerals producers can then take profit from a real decision-making assessment to anticipate and plan their maintenance operations. Fives’ multidisciplinary teams of experts conduct audit on both proprietary equipment as well as other makers' ones, to propose adapted technical solutions.

Customer benefits

  • Better availability of equipment through a better risks anticipation
  • Scheduling, budgeting and optimization of the maintenance operations either repair and revamping
  • Identification of possible actions to recover the original performance of the production line (nominal capacities and qualities)
  • Strong support from Fives engineering teams to identify the best solutions of mechanical revamping and plant’s optimization

Comprehensive kiln mechanical audit

  • Kiln alignment and shell deformation assessment
  • Mechanical controls on the supporting parts: tires, rollers, hydraulic thrust, supporting shell, shimming systems… 
  • Control of the downstream and upstream seals
  • Mechanical controls on the driving unit: pinion/girth gear, driving unit (reducers and auxiliaries…)
  • Control of casings and lubrication units expertise
  • Vibratory analysis on the mechanical parts
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT): ultrasonic (US) and magnetoscopic (MT) tests

Comprehensive ball mill mechanical audit

  • Alignment control
  • Control of the internal parts: shell liners, grates, diaphragms, balls…
  • Mechanical controls: shell, mill end, bearings, pinion/girth gear, driving unit (gearing, reducer, coupling extension…)
  • Vibratory analysis on the mechanical parts
  • Non-destructive controls (NDC): ultrasonic (US) and magnetoscopic (MT) tests

Comprehensive classifier audit

  • Global control of the general condition: body, volute, skirt…
  • Control of the wear parts and liners (wear protection and ceramics)
  • Mechanical control on dynamic classifiers: turbine, guide vanes, shaft and mobile parts
  • Control of driving unit: motor, reducer, coupling…

Comprehensive crusher audit

  • External controls: frame, structure, enclosure…
  • Mechanical control on mobile and wearing parts: bearings, crushing media (hammers, jaws…)
  • Control of the driving unit: motor, coupling, reducer…
  • Vibratory expertise on FCB Rhodax® crushers

Key references

  • Lafarge (Europe and Africa)
  • Italcementi – Calcia (Europe and Africa)
  • Holcim (Europe, Africa and Americas)
  • Huntsmann Tioxide (Europe)
  • Arcelormittal
  • SNIM (Mauritania)

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