Industrial minerals are components of many consumer products. Fives, a recognized performer in the minerals industry, supplies high reliability and energy efficient combustion solutions using premium technology.

Many industrial minerals, such as ceramic proppants, clay, talc, zinc etc. are first extracted and then transformed to be used in various sectors as raw materials and additives. One of the most important steps of the transformation process is the calcination in rotary kilns which requires an excellent flame control whilst using various types of fuels.

Fives designs tailor-made combustion solutions to dry and calcine the raw materials by ensuring the appropriate temperature control all along the process to maximize product quality. The Pillard range brings efficient and reliable solutions by lowering fuel costs while maintaining a high availability of the plant.

Fives solutions for the minerals industry

Expertise and process services

Fives supplies tailor-made solutions and ensures optimal performance and improved availability of the calcining plant.

Drying / Air heating

Fives brings tailor-made solutions to dry raw materials and improves the thermal efficiency of the installation.

Kiln burning

Fives develops kiln burners ensuring flame stability and superior flame shaping ability even using lower cost fuels such as pulverized coal, pet coke, or alternative fuels.

Fuel management

Fives has a worldwide known renowned expertise in fuel management systems, providing adapted solutions for the handling of any fuel type up to the firing point.