Hope Cement places its trust in Claudius Peters

Claudius Peters (part of the Langley Holdings group of companies), and Hope Cement (part of the Breedon Group), have successfully completed a major Turnkey project, at their cement works in the Hope Valley in the Derbyshire Dales, UK.

The Project to upgrade and replace the existing kiln feed equipment built with the plant in the 1970’s, and to increase the accuracy and capacity of the system to 200tph of raw meal, for Kiln 1, Kiln 2, and a standby unit, was one of the largest Capex projects on this plant for many years.

The challenge with this project was that the new equipment had to be installed while the plant remained in operation and within the existing preheater building, on various floors, the highest some 60 meters on the 7th floor, and then put into operation during short shutdowns of each Kiln line. Access was very restricted, and naturally due to the kiln lines being in operation, temperatures for working in was very high, and could be uncomfortable at times.

After lengthy technical discussions, and various discussions on the best options to ensure the best performance after completion along with commercial clarifications to ensure the very best solution for Hope, the contract was signed on the 1st October 2014 with a completion in May 2017 due to the requirement of the programmed shutdowns of each Kiln line.

Claudius Peters supplied and commissioned:- three 300 screw pumps complete with pump inlet hoppers with de-dusting filters and modified pipelines; modifications to existing compressors; 3 cyclone filters with collection hoppers transport and material transport to pre heater inlet via rotary feeders including all necessary access platforms, insulation etc.

Together with the assistance of good local contractors and the project team from Hope Cement, Claudius Peters completed the project on time and with the full performance of the system required.

About Claudius Peters

For more than a century, Claudius Peters has been producing innovative materials handling and processing systems for the global cement, gypsum,steel and alumina industries. Claudius Peters was a member of the British Babcock group from the mid-20th century, until being acquired by the British privately-owned global industrial group Langley Holdings plc in 2001. The company is headquartered near Hamburg, in Germany with regional offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia.