Cement is a vital element in building infrastructures like buildings, bridges and residential homes. Many cement processing facilities follow standard safety protocols to ensure safety in the work areas as well as the safety of the workers and the neighboring areas they are located.
Cement is created by having to pulverize clinkers through the calcification of mixtures of materials that are calcareous at a certain temperature. These materials can be chalk, marbles, lime stones, lime sands, sludge, and shells. It can also be shales, clays, and slates.
Quarrying is one of the main steps taken in producing cement. It requires mining limestones by crushing them from mountains and then transporting them to the factories via a conveyor driven on the roads. The crushed materials are taken to a plant where these components are further grounded and dried. The raw material that comes out of this process have moisture. Heat is required to dry it up and remove the moisture, and kiln producing heat at a very high temperature is utilized. After the burning process in the kiln it is then transported to hydraulics that separate the air which divides the fine and the coarse materials and then they are blended in the homogenizing elements.
Fire is just one of the many possible hazards that can happen in the industry of cement processing. It can happen mostly due to the processing part and the raw materials used. The fires can become disastrous that it results in damaging properties, explosions, and ultimately causing injuries to working people and sometimes causing fatalities. Typically the fire hazard originates from the processes being undergone to produce the product as well as the combustible nature of the materials needed to make cement.