Patents Assigned to KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
  • Publication number: 20080166675
    Abstract: In order to provide an automatically operating cooling air regulating device for a grate cooler for cooling hot bulk material such as cement clinker, for example, which can be constructed easily and can be used without problems both for non-moving and also in particular for moving cooling grate regions or moving cooling grate systems, a regulating device with a regulator housing which is arranged below the cooling grate, performs its movements with it and is flowed through by the cooling air supplied is proposed according to the invention, an inner body which can be moved translatorily by the cooling air flow being guided displaceably in the regulator housing and the free flow cross section of the regulator housing remaining for the cooling air being reduced automatically with increasing height inside the regulator housing of the inner body against which the cooling air flows, and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: KHD HUMBOLDT WEDAG AG
    Inventors: Matthias Mersmann, Karl Schinke, Thomas Binninger, Wilheln Edel, Ralf Worker
  • Patent number: 7021013
    Abstract: A compensator (18) is provided for compensating thermal expansions of ducts or pipelines (10) for carrying flows of hot media, especially ducts that are lined with fire-proof material. The compensator (18) is easy to maintain and is relatively simple in its design. This compensator (18) permits inspection of the operability of the expansion gap (19) between adjacent sections of the pipeline (10) and its elastic temperature-resistant jointing material (20) from the outside of the pipeline. The expansion gap (19) in the flame-proof lining is arranged in a cross section plane of the pipeline that is adjacent to but below the cross section plane of the corrugated pipe compensator (18) attached to the steel sheet jackets (15) of adjacent sections of pipeline (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Horst Schilling, Ralf Filges
  • Patent number: 6884064
    Abstract: A burner protection shield is provided at a distance and in an area below a burner lance that is used in a rotary kiln for the production of cement clinker. Such a mechanism enhances the useful lifetime of the burner lance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Richard Cusick, John Schureck
  • Patent number: 6875267
    Abstract: In order to make sure, for cement clinker production lines with blown injection of dispersible solid fuels such as, for example, coal dust, into the calcinator which is provided with fuel, that an open flame does not occur at the fuel injection point, it is proposed according to the invention that the fuel is fed into a meal intake box that has a sloping raw meal chute and deflector slide and is arranged on the outside of the calcinator and connected to it through a wall opening and the fuel is pre-mixed with the pre-heated raw meal there, and then introduced via the deflector slide into the reaction section of the calcinator in order to form a gas-raw meal-solid fuel-suspension that is uniformly distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Claus-Jürgen Steffler, Wolfgang Müller, Stefan Köllen
  • Patent number: 6855302
    Abstract: In order to provide a comparatively simple and cost-effective method for cement clinker production lines where especially raw materials and/or fuel/secondary fuel containing chlorine compounds and a partial gas extraction with an electrostatic dust collector as waste gas dust remover are used, with which the risk of emitting the waste gas pollutants dioxin and/or furan is eliminated, it is proposed in accordance with the invention that the extracted quantity of the partial gas extraction stream, after cooling and electrostatic dust removal, is held lower than the sum of the secondary air drawn through the rotary kiln and the tertiary air drawn past the rotary kiln, and to recirculate the cooled and dedusted partial gas extraction solely into an area of the clinker cooler in which the recuperation air is removed from the clinker cooler, and the dioxins and/or furans of the partial gas extraction are decomposed in the clinker cooler on the hot cement clinker and/or deposited and/or decomposed by the high temper
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Carsten Eckert, Andreas Hand, Robert Mathai
  • Patent number: 6845867
    Abstract: A static V-classifier or cascade classifier having a stairway cascade (13) and oppositely arranged classifying flues (15) with upward extending and adjustable guide vanes (21) at their upper ends for altering the cut point of the classifier by controlling the classifying gas velocity in the several classifying ducts lying between the classifying flues (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Albert Sussegger, Alexander Hagedorn, Immo Behrndt
  • Patent number: 6695911
    Abstract: In the production of cement clinker or cement with the addition of a cement additive (40), such as for example slag, which is ground in a closed-circuit grinding installation into slag meal (32) of equal fineness to cement, in order to utilize excess slag capacity in a beneficial way in the cement clinker production process, an intermediate slag fraction (33, 34) withdrawn from a three-fraction classifying device (31) is added as a raw material component to the stock inlet of the rotary kiln (20) of the cement clinker production line, and at the same time the chemical composition of the remaining raw material components (10) is adapted to the added quantity (34) of the intermediate slag fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Hubert Ramesohl, Hans-Wilhelm Meyer
  • Patent number: 6691628
    Abstract: In the manufacture of cement clinker from cement raw meal, sulfide-containing raw materials or raw materials with a high TOC (total organic carbon) level can be used for cement manufacture, which are uncontrollably incompletely burned in the upper cyclone of a heat exchange line, thus leading to high emissions of CO, VOC (volatile organic carbon), and S2− in the waste gas. To reduce or completely eliminate such elevated emissions, an oxidation zone is provided in an waste gas duct downstream of the heat exchange line in the gas flow path, having an afterburner, the waste gas being caused positively to pass through open flames of the afterburner to assure the economical oxidation of the waste gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Hans-Wilhelm Meyer, Michael Siegert
  • Patent number: 6666394
    Abstract: In the production of meal-fine products by a milling process the milling material generated in a comminuting device is ordinarily separated at the desired grain size in a downstream sifter and the fine material (meal-fine product) obtained here is then separated in the fine material separating device from the sifting air. According to the invention it is proposed to construct the sifter as a V-sifter and to connect this latter, without interposition of the otherwise ordinarily used pipelines, directly with the fine material separating device, preferably an electro-filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Albert Süssegger, Siegfried Strasser
  • Patent number: 6666680
    Abstract: A dual-train or multi-train installation for the production of cement clinker from raw meal includes several cyclone suspension heat exchanger trains which provide substantially equal gas and meal loads of the following gas-solid suspensions through use of a vortex homogenization chamber (29), having an inlet opening (30) for the gas-solid suspension and having at least two outlets to a pair of pipes (28, 31) for the discharge of the thoroughly blended homogenized gas-solid suspension substreams. The vortex homogenization chamber (29) is positioned in a calcination stage (17), upstream of its branching and splitting between the several heat exchanger trains (A, B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag, AG
    Inventors: Carsten Eckert, Stefan Köllen, Hubert Ramesohl, Matthias Mersmann
  • Patent number: 6655617
    Abstract: A simply and compactly built drive system for a tube mill is provided whose force transmission is no longer threatened by flexures and other deformations of the grinding tube. A one-piece ring gear having a diameter less than or equal to the diameter of the grinding tube is attached to the small diameter end of a discharge cone of the grinding tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Alexander Hagedorn, Norbert Aufsfeld
  • Patent number: 6652272
    Abstract: In order to create a device like a shuttle sluice for sluicing or distributing a hot meal-form material flow, in particular for cement plant construction, whose shuttle valve or shuttle valves is or are easy and inexpensive to repair or renew in case of wear and tear, a shuttle sluice is provided, whose shuttle valve has at least two parts and comprising of an upper suspension part and a lower expendable part, whereby the upper suspension part and the lower expendable part of the shuttle valve are stiff or rigid, i.e., detachably connected to each other, not hinged or pivoted to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Horst Schilling, Ralf Filges
  • Patent number: 6626662
    Abstract: In order to provide a cement clinker production line with a calcinator connected to the rotary kiln and including a separate rotary drum-type reactor with the objective to safely burn even coarse secondary fuels in the drum-type reactor and also to evenly and effectively transfer the released heat energy to the cement raw meal, it is proposed in accordance with the invention to introduce into the rotary drum-type reactor on the inlet side for the solids a partial stream line of the tertiary air guided from the clinker cooler to the calcinator, a highly ignitable fuel, the low ignitable or low flammable secondary fuel and a partial stream line for the cement raw meal and to connect the exit side for the material on the rotary drum-type reactor via a line for carrying out the solid residues to the tertiary air channel and/or the rotary kiln exit gas channel of the calcinator and/or to the inlet chamber of the rotary kiln.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Hubert Ramesohl, Carsten Eckert
  • Patent number: 6595772
    Abstract: To create a calcinator for a cement clinker production line which is connected to the rotary tubular kiln in series and which is equipped with double firings, in which it is possible expediently to dispose of lumpy combustibles such as unchipped used tires and/or other lumpy secondary combustibles by pyrolysis or potentially by combustion for the purpose of the high-grade calcination of the cement raw meal, without the pyrolysis process interfering with the calcination process, while simultaneously ensuring an exhaust gas having low NOx emissions, it is inventively proposed to slide the lumpy fuel such as old tires onto a displacement mechanism such as a grate that is transversely disposed in an additional tertiary air channel in the area of the junction with the exhaust gas channel of the rotary kiln, the lumpy fuel being pyrolized or burned on this mechanism with the aid of a tertiary air substream whose volume can be regulated, and the residue of the pyrolysis or combustion being pushed from said displacem
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventor: Hubert Ramesohl
  • Patent number: 6557790
    Abstract: In order to further develop a circuit grinding apparatus with a roller mill or roller press for material bed disintegration of granular material and with at least one integrated sifter, where the mill and the sifter are disposed within two stationary side walls between which a material conveyor ring is rotatably seated and can be set into rotation for an internal circulation of material in such a way that the rotatably seated material conveyor ring, which has a very large diameter and rotates in operation, is as light as possible and the rotary actuator is configured as simply as possible, it is proposed in accordance with the invention to dispose around the bottom circumferential area of the material conveyor ring more than two, for example four rolls supporting the ring on the bottom, where two adjacent bearing rolls in circumferential direction of the ring are positioned at the ends of at least one common rocker lever which, in turn, is supported on the machine frame via a tilting joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventor: Christian Splinter
  • Patent number: 6524099
    Abstract: In order to create, for cement clinker production lines, a calcinator that is connected upstream from the rotary tubular kiln and is equipped with two firings, which enables on the one hand a high-grade calcinated raw meal and on the other hand an exhaust gas with very low NOx emissions, as well as a burning that is as complete as possible of remaining CO-containing NOx reduction zones, it is provided that a combustion point with sub-stoichiometric fuel combustion be arranged both in the rotary kiln exhaust gas ascending line and also in the cooler outgoing air line which form a first and section portion, respectively, of the calcinator and that downstream in a flow direction of the suspension, additional combustion air discharges into the calcinator which combustion air is branched off from the tertiary air line coming from the clinker cooler via at least one branch line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Hubert Ramesohl, Michael Brachthäuser, Andreas Hand, Stephan Kuhnke
  • Patent number: 6523767
    Abstract: In order to create a surface armoring suitable for the autogenous wear protection with application of grid armoring technology that exhibits a long service life capability due to high wear-resistance and compressive strength and that can nonetheless be manufactured and repaired relatively simply and cost-beneficially overall, particularly for the grinding rollers of high-pressure roller mills for the pressure comminution of granular material, it is inventively proposed that depressions spaced from one another be formed in the outside surface of the roller jacket and that prefabricated, highly wear-resistant hard bodies be pressed into the depressions, namely onto an adhesive compound that fills out the space provided with cavities between the bottom of the depressions and the underside of the hard bodies that have been fitted in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventor: Hubert Ramesohl
  • Patent number: 6517597
    Abstract: A heat-resistant and wear-resistant insertion element or segment of a segmented dip tube suitable for use in a refractory-lined cyclone of a cement clinker production line. The insertion element, is capable of being fabricated and installed with a length greater than 120 cm, and is distinguished by a long service life. The insertion element may be a composite structure made of a metallic carcass or sheet (10) and a metallic mesh with webs (11) forming lattice-shaped openings which are filled with a heat-resistant ceramic composition (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Ralf Filges, Horst Schilling
  • Patent number: 6508420
    Abstract: Two-stage classification of a granular material, in particular a cement grinding feed, is accomplished in two classifiers connected in series in such a way that the separative behavior or the separative action and thus the particle-size distribution of the undersized or finished material coming from the second classifier can be modified with simple resources. Part or all of the oversized material of the second classifier is recycled to the second classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag, AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Strasser, Albert Süssegger
  • Patent number: 6484416
    Abstract: It is required with respect to the production of cement clinker from wet slurry raw materials that are calcined to cement clinker in a drying-rotary pipe furnace, which is preceded by a cyclone suspension type heat exchanger system, after the materials have been processed—to initially mechanically dewater the raw meal slurry up to a moisture of approximately 20% and to subsequently thermally dry the materials up to a residual moisture of approximately 0.5 through 1.0%. It is inventively proposed to carry out this thermal drying in a static cascade-step drier, whereby hot gas from the cyclone heat exchangers, in cross current, is led through the step drier for the drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventor: Klaus Rawe