Limestone processing plant

Limestone processing plant is used for making cement, glass manufacture, extraction of iron. Limestone is a rock whose main mineral is calcium carbonate, CaCO3. It is extracted by blasting in a stone quarry plant.

ILimestone Processing operations include much more variation than extraction. Nevertheless, the general Limestone processing procedures begin with initial cutting, followed by application of a finish, and conclude with a second cutting or shaping step.

Limestone processing flowchart

limestone processing flow chart

Limestone Processing commences with transportation of the (raw) stone from the quarry to the processing facility. Prior to reaching the doors of the facility, the stone may be transferred to a number of vendors or distribution locations worldwide. Additionally, some limestone (blocks) may have been cut into slabs before reaching the main fabrication plant. These are most commonly sliced to a thickness of 3/4 in (2 cm), 1-1/4 in (3 cm), or more in lengths of approximately 10-12 ft and widths around 3-5 ft. The route that the stone takes through the plant therefore depends on its physical state upon arrival, as well as the product to be produced.

The first step of the Limestone processing is a primary cutting or shaping of the material. This is typically accomplished for limestone using a circular blade saw, diamond wire saw, or a splitter. When operating a circular or diamond wire saw, a continuous stream of water over the saw is required in order to dissipate heat generated by the process; sufficiently-elevated temperature can cause major machine and material damage. Natural-faced products, such as veneer or flooring, may be completed with this step, while other products require a finishing application, secondary cutting, or both.

A secondary shaping step may be necessary if the product includes any features or custom size or shape. For this limestone Processing procedure, a circular blade saw is frequently implemented for limestone, but a variety of hand tools are also common. Cooling water is again necessary for large circular saws.

Limestone is often produced with a natural surface, but finishes can be applied. In such cases, often a polished or honed finishing is given to limestone products, but a variety of other finishes are also common. Polishing and honing are manually and/or mechanically accomplished through the use of polishing pads or bricks.

Once limestone processing is completed, it is packaged and stored for shipment or direct sale. Limestone of insufficient quality or size for current demand is stocked on-site for future use, crushed for use in paving and construction applications, or stored for site reclamation activities.

Limestone processing equipment

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