Cement Plant Tour (Is Awesome!)

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This place is awesome. The plant can produce 500,000 tons of cement per year. Right now they are running at ½ capacity. The enormous spinning tube is the kiln, which goes from 1,400 degrees at one end to 3,000 degrees at the other. At the hot side there are over a dozen industrial fans blowing on the outside of the kiln to keep it from warping. Make sure you check out the videos at the end of the photos. Continue reading