Shutdown

Angaston shutdownMaintenance shutdowns are a very important part of our overall reliability strategy at the Angaston Plant.

As temperatures inside the kiln can reach 1500 degrees, various components are placed under enormous strain. Each of the three kilns stop operation once per year for a maintenance shutdown. During this time we carry out all necessary repairs.

In between shutdowns the objective is to minimise stoppages to improve reliability, which has the flow on benefit of reducing impacts on the environment.

During shutdowns we have a significant influx of contractors to the site, with most accommodated within the local community for the duration of the shutdown. At any one time we have approximately 150 personnel on site. With so many maintenance personnel on site, the management of health and safety issue is a key focus.

Some key maintenance activities during shutdowns include:

  • Raw mill and kiln maintenance and refurbishment of internals
  • Refractory replacement in kilns 1, 2 and 3
  • Electrostatic Precipitator and bag filter maintenance
  • Cement Mill maintenance and refurbishment

Community Participation

Hosting community participation meetings is an inclusive and effective way to identify, discuss and resolve potential issues relating to our Angaston Plant operations. We will keep you informed of upcoming meeting dates via this website. more >>

Upcoming Community meeting

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