Tech Forum

18 November 2015 Dr Michael Clark

Looking forward to Orlando

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 Forum provides a timely opportunity to outline changes to the programme fo...

19 October 2015 Dr Michael Clark

Beyond Bernoulli

Dr Michael Clark outlines the governing factors of gas flow through the cement manufacturing process.

01 July 2015 Dr Michael Clark

What cement users want

Dr Michael Clark examines product development and where there might be gaps in the market.

11 June 2015 Dr Michael Clark

Deep-dive benchmarking

Dr Michael Clark advises on how producers can gather the information needed to beat local competition

20 April 2015 Dr Michael Clark

Production accounting

Dr Michael Clark looks at the intricacies of cement production accounting and estimating input inventories.

17 November 2014 Dr Michael Clark

A chimney of corruption

Dr Clark investigates the probable cause of unsound concrete that is traced back to a cement producers.

20 October 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Ethiopia’s fuel diversification

Dr Michael Clark reports on a one-day fuel diversification course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

01 September 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Alternative fuel projects

Dr Clark is inspired by Resource Co (Australia) to consider alternative fuel project assessment and methodology.

05 August 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Cemtech and CO2

Dr Clark looks at the progress made by the cement industry towards CO2 reduction and sustainability.

13 May 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Total cost of ownership

Dr Clark revisits the fictional land of Ruritania where things are not going quite according to plan for new cement plant owner, Mr Entrepreneur. Establishing yourself in the cement market is not always so easy.

08 April 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Vocational qualifications

Dr Michael Clark stresses the importance of vocational training for the cement industry.

03 February 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Dependency: Part 2

The second instalment on the complex dependencies involved in delivering a successful cement project.

03 December 2013 Dr Michael Clark

Roll press metrics

Dr Michael Clark offers an insight into roll press performance in terms of energy consumption.

14 August 2013 Dr Michael Clark

NOx in the mass balance

Dr Michael Clark looks at how NOx emissions fit into the mass balance of a cement kiln.

08 May 2013 Dr Michael Clark

Making step changes

Dr Michael Clark looks at how the precalciner and preheater have developed over the last half-century.

18 March 2013 Dr Michael Clark

Clinker C3S paramount

Michael Clark reports on C3S content and its performance for manufacturing high-quality blended cements.