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Cement and minerals

Cement and Minerals

Delivering sustainable solutions for the most demanding environments

The cement and minerals sectors present a particularly challenging environment for plant equipment, and Greenbank has a proven track record of developing bespoke products and services designed to withstand the most challenging conditions.

With particular expertise in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of bulk handling and conveying systems for cement plants and similar mineral processing facilities, we use the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) methods to develop effective solutions aimed at improving efficiency and reducing costs.

Our extensive range of wear protection systems, including basalt and alumina-lined and unlined piping, chutes, fabricated and lined bunkers and hoppers are widely used in plants across the globe and are designed for minimum maintenance and extended operational effectiveness. At the same time, our tried-and-tested products and services are helping our clients meet increasingly stringent environmental legislation.

From a simple piece of pipework to bespoke dust suppression and fuel delivery systems, Greenbank can deliver comprehensive solutions for plants of all sizes, handling all types of minerals, including sand, cement and lime.

Key Service Areas

Raw Materials Handling, SRF/waste derived fuel, Meat and Bone Meal (MBM), Processed Sewage Pellets (PSP), Palletised Plastics, biomass and coal


  • New equipment / upgrades / refurbishment
  • Lean and dense phase pneumatic conveying systems
  • Dust extraction pipework systems
  • Conventional conveying systems
  • Liner-wear detection systems


  • Lined and unlined chutes, hoppers, bunkers and pipes
  • Cyclones
  • Abrasion-resistant linings on-site and in-works
  • Abrasion-resistant pipework and expansion joints
  • Pipework wear monitoring
  • Pipe supports and secondary steelwork
  • Belt weighers and feeders
  • Waste gas fans

Clinker and Cement Handling


  • New equipment / upgrades / refurbishment
  • Conventional conveying systems
  • Lean and dense phase pneumatic conveying systems
  • Ash and additions handling systems
  • Dust extraction pipework systems
  • Liner wear detection systems

Manufacture / Supply / Installation

  • Hot gas ducting
  • Abrasion-resistant pipework
  • Pipe supports and secondary steelwork
  • Screw conveyors
  • Liner wear detection systems

Wear Protection


  • Material selection
  • Development and design
  • Lining of new and existing equipment
  • Liner wear detection systems
  • Refurbishment
  • Site and workshop services


  • Cast basalt pipes and tiles
  • High Alumina Ceramic Al2O3 piping and tiles
  • Zalcon Zirconium Corundum ceramic piping and tiles
  • Vacuum bonded ceramics
  • Chromium Carbide Plate, Hardox
  • NiHard castings
  • Abrasion-resistant epoxy
  • Wear-resistant castables and compounds.
  • Silicon Carbide ceramics

Emissions Compliance


  • Combustion optimisation
  • NOx and SOx abatement


  • Direct Sorbent Injection (DSI)
  • Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR)

Continuous Weighing


  • Belt weighers for fixed belts
  • Volumetric and gravimetric feeders
  • Mobile plant and crushers.
  • Weigh feeders and controllers
  • Full or partial replacement and upgrades of older systems

Manufacture / Supply / Installation

  • Belt weigher systems, Weigh feeders and controllers, spares, services and calibrations. Contracts including calibration certificates on all makes of controllers and systems
  • Volumetric and gravimetric feeders
  • Site services including new installations, calibrations, upgrades and breakdown repairs

Engineering Services


  • 3D laser scanning and mapping, 3D modelling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling
  • Discrete Element Modelling (DEM)
  • Design calculations
  • Feasibility studies
  • Scheme proposal
  • Engineering and detail design

Manufacture / Supply / Installation

  • Site survey
  • Mechanical installation
  • Site project management
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)

Accreditations & Associates

Forefront UKAS
rospa 2023 President's Award
rail forum midlands
rail alliance