Manufacturing Technology Articles

12 September 2016

Keeping kilns cool

Kima has devised a water-based cooling system called KilnCooler to reduce the impact of hotspots in the kiln.

22 August 2016

Know your raw materials

FLSmidth reports on its activities to supply Semen Gresik's Tuban plant with a new stacker reclaimer and describes the main characteristics of raw materials that such equipment has to tackle

12 August 2016 Arthur Harrisson

Crystal inclusions in Portland cement clinker

Arthur Harrisson looks at the formation and presence of crystal inclusions in Portland cement clinker.

27 July 2016 Arthur Harrisson

Fly ash and slag cements

While cements containing fly ash or GGBS have different strength properties to ordinary Portland cement, they also benefit from improved durability and workability. A key factor in strength development is the provisi...

Holcim New Zealand’s terminal shift 18 July 2016

Holcim New Zealand’s terminal shift

Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd builds two new terminals.

29 June 2016

Make the leap to the Big Data Cloud

Logimine explores the role of Big Data in better quarry management.

Elevated savings 27 June 2016

Elevated savings

Kespry identifies how drones can gather data, leading to cost savings.

21 June 2016

Brazil gives OK to VRM

FLSmidth reports on the success of its OK vertical roller mill in Brazil.

08 June 2016

Well-rounded thinking

Dome Technology has found round vents in its dome structures work best for explosion protection.

30 May 2016

Is your silo due for a check-up?

SSI Consulting checks which silos measure up to the job.

04 May 2016

Modular thinking

A recent EPC distribution terminal project, completed by PENTA Industrial Corp, highlights the benefits of modular design where components can be assembled at the factory without the need to use craft labour near the...

21 April 2016 Arthur Harrisson

Tyres as fuel

Arthur Harrisson investigates the implications on clinker quality when using tyres as an alternative fuel.

15 April 2016

Modern trainspotting

INFORM GmbH goes beyond GPS tracking and balancing of train movements to optimise cement distribution.

21 March 2016

Conveying strengths

ContiTech reveals the solution for transporting alternative fuels at Holcim's Ha Tien plant, Vietnam

16 March 2016

Managing alternative fuel supplies on arrival

Beumer offers tailor-made AFR handling systems.

29 February 2016

Fans of saving energy

Siemens installs a new fan drive at Hanson Purfleet, UK.