Manufacturing Technology Articles
The cement and concrete industry is re-inventing itself through new and efficient processes to not only reverse its environmental impact, but to make improvements to the whole supply chain of the building materials industry. This sustainability drive has seen the emergence of low-clink...
Optimising the lifespan of a cement plant’s essential assets, such as the kiln, is key to the continued profitability of a cement company. The replacement of a kiln shell is one of the largest capital expenditures fo...
MAL Umwelttechnik offers new research on how best to optimise SNCR performance.
Arthur Harrisson looks at meeting compliance targets for cement quality and the key parameters that determine high-quality cement.
MVW Lechtenberg reports on the growing availability of MSW and agricultural waste in Egypt and its value to the cement sector.
Sunstate Cement in Australia decides to install FAG SmartCheck vibration control technology from Schaeffler to avoid unnecessary cement mill stops.
FCT Combustion reduces specific energy consumption kiln inlet temperature and emissions with its Gyro-Therm® burner, thanks to increased mixing rates.
SKF explains the importance of a lubrication management programme.
Arthur Harrisson discusses the importance of loss on ignition for raw materials, clinker feed, hotmeal, clinker and cement.
Kima has devised a water-based cooling system called KilnCooler to reduce the impact of hotspots in the kiln.
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
Arthur Harrisson looks at the formation and presence of crystal inclusions in Portland cement clinker.
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) Ltd builds two new terminals.
Logimine explores the role of Big Data in better quarry management.
Kespry identifies how drones can gather data, leading to cost savings.