Monarch has been efficiently burning clinker in two
four-stage suspension preheater kilns. These kilns
preheat the raw materials prior to entering the kiln
and thereby utilize available heat that otherwise
would be vented into the atmosphere. The roller mill
takes the utilization of the available heat a step
further and efficiently uses all but about 200° of
the available heat.
the 1990's, Monarch focused on process automation.
The roller mill, preheater kilns, and all finish
mills have been converted to computer-controlled
systems through the utilization of state-of-the-art
process control technology. Monarch also installed
an automated system for disposal of used tires
in its two preheater kilns. This accomplishes
two objectives; it recovers fuel from an otherwise
wasted material and provides a Kansas
Department of Health and Environment approved
disposal site for tires. The pyroprocessing system
is currently being updated to include the latest
Monarch has confidence in the future of the
cement industry and the people it serves.
Today Monarch serves all or parts of Arkansas,
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma
from the Humboldt plant as well as Monarch's
terminals in Des Moines, Iowa, and Dodge City,
Kansas. Monarch employees share a commitment
to quality essential in meeting the varied
applications of their customers. The commitment
to share excellence includes support of statewide
activities and organizations aimed at improving
the quality of life throughout the Midwest.
H.F.G. Wulf has been gone since 1934, but
the traditions he established live on.
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