Project Overview

Worked closely to design and replace outdated base frame, damaged trunnions, & obsolete housings from a mid-20th century cement kiln. This project also included designing, fabricating, & installing replacement tire mounting systems for two tires and repairing existing mounting systems on six other tires ensuring proper cold gap.

Project Specifications

  • Fabricated steel base frame for use with existing concrete foundation. Designed to maintain critical centerlines and included removable adjustment blocks.
  • Refurbished trunnion housings (pressure tested, inspected, chased threads, cleaned, painted, etc.) with new bronze bushings, bronze thrust buttons, seals, and hardware.
  • Refurbished 48” OD x 26” trunnion rollers with 16” OD shafts by skim cutting face and bearing journals true and matching OD’s. Shafts were also UT tested for cracks.
  • Designed & fabricated (2) floating pad systems; one for each kiln.
  • Designed & fabricated end keeper shims to remount (6) tires.
  • Installation management included:
    • Removed antiquated trunnions, housings, and base frame
    • Installed new base frame and refurbished trunnions and housings
    • Removed/installed new floating pad tire mounting system
    • Repositioned (6) tires and installed end keeper shims
    • Surface ground tires and trunnions
    • Performed alignment

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