Clinker consists of various calcium silicates including alite and belite. Tricalcium aluminate and calcium aluminoferrite are other common components. These components are often generated in situ by heating various clays and limestone.
Clinker consists essentially of four minerals:
Alite: approximately tricalcium silicate (typically about 65% of the total)
Belite: approximately dicalcium silicate (typically about 15% of the total)
Tricalcium Aluminate: Typically about 7% of the total
Tetracalcium Aluminoferrite: Typically about 8% of the total
Cement is caustic, so it can cause chemical burns. The powder can cause irritation or, with severe exposure, lung cancer and can contain some hazardous components such as crystalline silica and hexavalent chromium. Environmental concerns are the high energy consumption required to mine, manufacture, and transport the cement and the related air pollution, including the release of greenhouse gases (e.g., carbon dioxide), dioxin, NOx, SO2, and particulates. Therefore, it is essential that clinker should be properly stored in covered sheds.
The construction systems use mild steel in case of clinker storage, no welding is required because the connection of the member consists of a very efficient moment-resistant mechanical joint. Clinker storage shed may be built in single- or double-layer configurations, depending on the load and span. Experience suggests large spans are required in clinker storage; a-double-layer is the most cost-effective Clinker storage sheds are often built over operating stockpiles since construction can proceed without interrupting operations. Because our erection process does not require machines to be installed internal periphery of the span.