Tech Forum Articles
In last month’s Technical Forum we promised to return to the topic of cement kiln emissions, which were said to be both simple and complex, benign and noxious. The challenge is to see the broad simplicity, which then allows the increasing complexity to be understood. By Dr Michael Clar...
The cement production process is dynamic, with substantial opportunities for optimisation, improving plant productivity as well as profitability. Cemtech Technical Workshops are an important way of disseminating this...
Dr Michael Clark investigates the need for human resources to be supportive in developing a responsible and well-managed cement plant.
Dr Michael Clark explains how coal evaluation is important for accurate thermal energy consumption estimates of kilns.
Dr Michael Clark reveals why assessing the 'carbon neutral' basis if biomass is important and how carbon-14 analysis works.
Dr Michael Clark reviews the effectiveness of stacker/reclaimer systems in providing more uniform and blended raw materials.
Dr Michael Clark reminds everyone that cement plants are there to make profits and explains the role of benchmarking to minimise costs.
In this Technical Forum Dr Michael Clark assesses what progress is being made to have a continuous self-cleaning cement kiln process.
Dr Michael Clark ponders segregation and the unwated formation of red rivers in the clinker cooler.
Dr Michael Clark summarises discussions at Cemtech Americas’ Technical Workshop and looks ahead to Dubai.
Dr Michael Clark discusses co-processing in the cement industry and why it is considered best practice.
Following the Cemtech Europe 2015 Technical Workshop, Dr Clark looks forward to the next workshop of its kind to be delivered in Orlando, USA, in December. With a two-day edition lined up, this month’s Technical Foru...
Dr Michael Clark outlines the governing factors of gas flow through the cement manufacturing process.
Dr Michael Clark examines product development and where there might be gaps in the market.
Dr Michael Clark advises on how producers can gather the information needed to beat local competition
Dr Michael Clark looks at the intricacies of cement production accounting and estimating input inventories.