Cementitious Strategic and Technical Services Include:
• Market and technical analysis for both cementitious and non cementitious applications • Storage options • Plant design including beneficiation and blending options • Identification of potential partners and assistance with negotiations • Analysis of trading options and export markets
MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES FOR COAL ASH AND COAL COMBUSTION BY-PRODUCTS
It is rare that ash handling design and storage capacity at power stations take into account potential markets for the resulting ash. An understanding of the marketing opportunities can have benefits in reducing landfill, realising value from the by-product and highlighting potential partners. Partners who may also be prepared to invest in such facilities in return for long term supply contracts. The benchmark for such a concept is ScotAsh.
FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLENDED CEMENTS BASED ON FLY ASH OR SLAG
Both fly ash and slag can be used to leverage existing cement plant capacity. It is also possible to create businesses based on blending cementitious materials at source or near major markets. Commercial considerations include increased volumes, lower cost to market, enhanced concrete properties, reduced CO2 footprint.
CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL ANALYSIS OF FLY ASH AND SLAG
It is critical that there is a good understanding of the chemical and physical properties of the cementitious materials and whether they meet local and international standards. It is also important to understand their performance in concrete or mortar applications. This understanding can be of equal importance in non cementitious applications.
FLY ASH BENEFICIATION TECHNOLOGIES
Quality and service are essential for developing long term sustainable markets. Apart from adequate storage, it is often critical to be able to remove carbon or ammonia from fly ash. This can be achieved using STEQ
TRADING AND SOURCING OPTIONS FOR FLY ASH, SLAG AND SILICA FUME
A good understanding of trading can be critical for balancing supply-demand issues or for the supply to projects. Increasing demand for cementitious materials has led to a significant growth in the trading of fly ash and slag. Costly mistakes can be made if there is not a good appreciation of where all the risks lie within the supply chain. The dynamics are very different to the trading of manufactured products such as cement and clinker.