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4939 LZ-No.

Rawan Line 2 RM Code:
Client: Grasim Industries Ltd.
Laboratory Report 29/2010
on grinding tests in the Loesche-Technical Center Neuss with the
following samples:
- Explanations on Loesche grinding tests
- Grinding test MV 6982 dated 07.04.2010
- Description of sample LZ 4939 / 8
Laboratory mill LM3.6
21.04.2010 Date:
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Grinding test with LOESCHE Mill LM 3.6
Description of the grinding test plant:
LOESCHE- grindings tests are carried out in a LOESCHE Mill type LM 3.6. This vertical roller mill is
equipped with 2 rollers and the classifier is mounted on top of the mill. The feed material is fed directly with
a screw conveyor onto the grinding table, where it is taken under the rollers for comminution. The ground
material is pneumatically conveyed by the air flow leaving the louvre ring up to the classifier, where the
finish product is separated from the grits. The air flow is heated with a gas fired hot gas generator for the
required heat for the drying process. The rejected grits fall back from the classifier down onto the grinding
table and the finished product is conveyed to a jet pulse filter. The separated product is conveyed into a
hopper, which is located on a scale for determination of the mass flow. On top of the hopper a
representative sample of the finished product can be taken. The clean gas behind the filter is sucked by
the mill fan and streams out of the stack. A partial air flow can be recirculated to decrease the amount of
required heat for the drying process.
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Description of a LOESCHE standard grinding test:
Standard- grinding tests are always carried out with identical mill- and classifier geometry. The moisture of
the feed material must be < 6% by mass and the maximum particle size is 15 mm. To achieve this the
samples are dried and crushed before the grinding test. According to the type of feed material certain set
values for the grinding pressure, grinding table speed, air volume flow and temperature after mill are kept
constant during the whole grinding test. As the only variable, the classifier speed will be changed at certain
intervals to vary the fineness of the finish product. At a constant classifier speed a product of constant
fineness is produced. After each change of the classifier speed the mill system is running for a certain time
until stable conditions in the circuit can be achieved. During the production of a specific amount of product
a representative sample of the product is taken and the mill throughput is measured. At the same time all
the operational data including the specific power consumption are recorded. The particle size distribution
and/or the mass related surface area during the period of measurement are analysed.
In the grinding rollers wear plate inserts are installed. The weight loss of the wear plates during the grinding
test indicate the abrasive properties of the ground material.
Results of grinding tests:
A standard grinding test leads to the following results:
1. LOESCHE- Grindability Factor MF for cement raw material (without dimension):
MF = measured product mass flow at 15% R 0,09mm / nominal product mass flow of the LM 3,6
This formula is related to standard grinding conditions for the ground material, the mill LM3,6 and the
mill adjustments.
2. LOESCHE- Load Factor LF (without dimension):
LF = measured product mass flow / nominal product mass flow of the LM 3,6
The Load Factor LF for clinker and blast furnace slag grinding tests is related to a mass related
surface area of 3300 cm/g acc. to Blaine. For coal grinding tests LF is related to 15% R 0,09mm.

3. Specific power consumption [kWh/t]:
The specific power consumption is related to the product mass flow and is calculated with the
measured torque at the grinding table and the actual grinding table speed. The specific power
consumption is related to the shaft of the mill gear box without any losses or corrections.

4. LOESCHE- Wear Factor vp (without dimension):
The Wear Factor vp is calculated with the weight loss of wear plates in the grinding rollers and
indicates the abrasive properties of the ground material.
5. CaCO3 content [m-%] (only for cement raw material)
In order to assess the nature of the feed material samples are taken of the ground product and the
remaining material on the grinding table. The content of CaCO3 is determined by means of titration.
6. Quartz content [m-%] (only for cement raw material under occurence of high wear)
During the grinding test it is possible that harder components of the feed material (mainly quartz)
accumulate on the grinding table. In order to predict possible influences on wear and mill
performance, samples of the ground product and the remaining material on the grinding table are
compared to determine their content of quartz, when is insoluble in phosphoric acid.

7. Grindability acc. to Hardgrove [H] (only for coal)
The grindability acc. to Hardgrove is determined according to DIN 51742 or ASTM D 409.
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6982 MV
07.04.2010 Date of test:
Rawan Line 2 RM
Grinding test performed by: Heisinger
LZ- No.: 4939
Date of delivery: 31.03.2010
Client: Grasim Industries Ltd.
related to: P spec.
Standard Grinding Test CRM Name of grinding test / mixture:
Feed material:
Grinding test results:
Designation of sample:
Mill Feed
on Delivery
e n o t s e m i L 8 4939 0,22 as delivered 100 % % /
MF = 0,62 15 8,8 kWh/t 0 9 m R %
Mill adjustment: Laboratory mill:
Dam ring height: Type of classifier:
Grinding test plant:
7 mm LKS
Cement raw material
Wear factor vp:
n. meas. Content of quartz in product: 71,5 CaCO3 content in product:
n. meas. Content of quartz on grinding table: n. meas. CaCO3 content on grinding table:
All values are laboratory results which have to be transformed into operating values regarding the plant
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LF = 0,64 19 8,5 kWh/t 0 9 m R %
4939 LZ
Date of delivery:
Rawan Line 2 RM
Client: Grasim Industries Ltd.
LZ-/Sample-No.: 4939/8 Limestone
Type of sample:
Type of material:
Particle size range: to:
solid rock; with fines;
0 150
easy to convey;
lumps; irregularily (shaped);
Description of sample:
5Y 5/1 gray 90
5Y 7/1 light gray 10
Colour 1:
Colour 2: %
(Acc. to Munsell Soil Color Charts 1998)
Sample after
soaking 24h in
on delivery: Surface moisture: Hygroscopic moisture: Max. water absorption:
0,22 1,51 %
not measured not measured
moistures determined at: 105C
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