Maintaining Your Rotary Kiln Drum

Many industrial processes rely on a rotary kiln, which is why keeping them in optimal condition is a must. However, unless you’re a rotary kiln service professional like Kiln Technology Company, you might not know precisely what to keep an eye on, so we’ve provided some tips for you here.

Below, you’ll find some ways to keep your rotary kiln drum in optimal condition!

Main Focus Points to Monitor on Your Rotary Kiln

There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a rotary kiln drum, but some of the most common are:

Burner Issues: Often, issues with your rotary kiln’s burners can occur, especially with the burner sensors, cone, or nozzle. These parts may need to be replaced periodically, especially in older kilns. Fixing burner issues can be a good way to also increase the efficiency of your rotary kiln.

Refractory Liner Damage: Over time, the refractory liner of your kiln will likely experience wear and tear that will call for repairs or replacement. This is because such issues will drastically affect kiln performance and efficiency. Since it’s meant to absorb heat, not fixing it ASAP could result in a distorted drum shell.

Degraded Breaching Seals: Another common issue is wear and tear with your kiln’s breaching seals. They’re designed to prevent dust from escaping the kiln and if they’re not in peak condition, could cause difficulties in maintaining temperature and quite a mess to clean up at the end of the day.

Drum Misalignment: With all equipment that utilizes rotary drums, alignment will become an issue at one point or another, calling for an inspection and maintenance visit from kiln service professionals. Drums that are out of alignment can do a lot of damage, especially to your rotary kiln’s rollers and trunnion wheels, so it’s best to have them realigned immediately.

Contact us for rotary kiln services!

If you’re in need of parts replacement, repairs, or any other rotary kiln services, contact Kiln Technology Company today online or call (713) 395-4050.