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:: Industrial IT improves cement process control  

Eastern Province Cement Company (EPCC), Saudi Arabia, decided to modernize their control system for the Khursaniyah plant with ABB’s Industrial IT, in order to have better control and feedback of the process resulting in an efficient and reliable operation.

The implementation of a new control system for both cement production lines (1&2) and the seven stacker / reclaimers included the installation of 20 Control IT AC800M controllers, automation of 15 000 IO’s, 15 workplaces with operator workplaces to replace the existing control room equipment, as well as three connectivity servers.

In addition, the order also included a revamp of the four bulk weighing systems for silos and dispatch system, instrumentation, cables and installation materials.

The 2 x 3’500 tons clinker/day plant is located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf next to the Dammam–Kuwait highway, 135 km from Dammam and 65 km from Al Jubail.



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