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Rotary kiln refurbishment for SOKA - France

Recently, Fives successfully achieved the refurbishment of a rotary kiln for the production of Kaolin at Quessoy plant (France) for SOKA (Société Kaolinière Armoricaine).

Replacement works to improve the lifespan of the burning line were carried out, including:

  • Implementation of a new nose-ring fitted with a downstream seal, to reduce false air flow and improve brick-lining lifetime

  • Machining of the tyres, replacement of the rollers and installation of a new lubrication system, to improve the kiln scanning and enable an homogenous wear of the contact areas

  • Installation of grease spraying system fitted with a new girth gear housing to prevent from advanced wear initiated by grease contamination.

For any assistance or query, please contact our Services Department atfivesfcb-services(at)