Manufacturing Technology

26 August 2015

Improving process safety

The increasing use of alternative fuels is one example of where process safety is brought to the forefront at many cement plants, but hazards related to the storage and transportation of fuels, structural failures of fly ash silos/coal bins, explosion in kilns and coal mills, etc, unde...

29 July 2015

VRM optimisation

Kline Consulting looks in detail at the VRM process, with ways to enhance efficiency and optimise operations.

17 July 2015 Arthur Harrisson

Process impact on clinker

Arthur Harrisson examines clinker nodules to see what microscopic analysis can reveal about clinker formation.

08 July 2015

Slakers and movers

STT Enviro Corp Systems & Solutions recommends optimised lime slaking to reduce costs and CO2.

08 June 2015

Freight fortunes?

Marvel Shipping explains the effect of changing rade balances and higher vessel availability on freight markets.

28 May 2015

Dosing flexibility

FLSmidth Pfister outlines how its rotor weighfeeder enables accurate alternative fuel discharge.

18 May 2015 Arthur Harrisson

How much alite?

Arthur Harrisson discusses the contribution of the alite phase to cement strength after 28 days.

11 May 2015

The new normal

BPI Visqueen tracks the trend for polythene packaging in the cement industry and prepares for future growth.

08 April 2015 Arthur Harrisson

Balancing dusts in the kiln

Arthur Harrisson investigates the circulation of dust during clinker production.

16 March 2015 Arthur Harrisson

Clinker cooling

Arthur Harrisson investigatese clinker formation after the burning zone.

16 February 2015

Best energy consumption

EmCem explore the key drivers for achieving best energy consumption for grinding and waste heat recovery.

11 February 2015

Supplying certainty

Polysius SAS highlights its successful cement plant projects in the MEA region during some uncertain times.

26 January 2015 Arthur Harrisson

Dealing with natural variation

Arthur Harrisson reveals typical challenges in dealing with natural variation in raw materials for clinker production. Irregular composition, crystallisation and interbedding with other material can all have an impact.

12 January 2015

It’s all in the bag

FLSmidth assesses the performance of pollution control equipment in the cement industry and highlights the importance of selecting the correct filter media to obtain the best results in emissions reduction.

19 December 2014 Arthur Harrisson

Concrete, air and aggregates

Arthur Harrisson observes the qualities required for a high-quality concrete and looks at some of the new research into replacement aggregates for more sustainable concrete raw materials.

15 December 2014

JK's Mangrol expansion

JK Cement has increased cement capacity at its Mangrol plant by 2Mta with a new production line.