It's all about the costs
Dr Clark considers the value of measuring and comparing the costs of making cement as the first step to optimising, ie minimising, those outlays as he discusses cost benchmarking and optimisation.
The Technical Forum has covered many technical topics related to the production of cement over the years. However, we must always keep in mind that cement-making companies and factories must also be money-making operations to survive in the medium- and long-term. A short-term loss can perhaps be absorbed, but ultimately profits and money must be made. The technical issues associated with cement manufacturing should therefore be seen through the prism of making money.