Cemtech Technical Workshop Madrid 2016

The Progressive Levels of Optimisation

Cemtech will host a three-day technical workshop at The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain, on 18-20 September 2016.

In this three-day training workshop the progressive levels of cement manufacturing process optimisation will be explored, beginning with the raw materials and their preparation, moving on to the fuels for firing a cement kiln and the ventilation of the exhaust gases from the process. An understanding of all these processes and how they interact is necessary to control and optimise the process. The intention of this workshop is to provide and enhance that understanding of the individual processes and their interaction.

Optimisation is a fundamental requirement to maximise the productivity and efficiency of the cement manufacturing process. It is the way to minimise manufacturing costs, while maximising product quality and the profitability of a cement factory and company. This Cemtech technical training workshop will aim to explain how that can be achieved.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Introduction & 1st Level of Optimisation – Raw Materials

Topics to be covered include:
Review of core technologies and processes
Best available technology
The optimisation priorities of cement manufacturing
The progressive levels of optimisation
Raw materials for cement manufacturing and their processing
Raw mix design
Converting the kiln feed raw mix into clinker

Monday, 19 September 2016

2nd Level of Optimisation – Fuels and Combustion

Topics to be covered include:
• Fuels for firing the cement kiln and their combustion
• Gas firing
• Fuel oil firing
• Thermal energy cost minimisation
• Alternative fuel project methodologies
• Alternative fuels best practice
• Combustion products and oxygen requirements
• Exhaust gas volume

Tuesday, 20 June 2016

3rd Level of Optimisation – Emissions and the Exhaust Gas Flow Path

Topics to be covered include:
• Chloride cycles and the effectiveness of a bypass
• External cycles, sulphide inputs and SO2 emissions
• Waste heat power generation
• Emissions mitigation
• Preheater induced draught fans
• Gas conditioning towers
• Evaporative cooling
• Drying in raw and coal mills
• Mill ventilation

Technical Workshop Course Format

The format of this technical training workshop will be a series of lectures provided by Dr Clark, interspersed with exercises to illustrate and practice the concepts discussed in the lectures. Open discussion forums will be encouraged following each lecture and exercise. As the exercises will be largely Microsoft Excel based, participants should bring their laptop or arrange to complete the exercises jointly with another participant.

The workshops will be of interest to both the technical and managerial staff of cement companies. Guidance will be provided in the completion of the exercises which will be within the compass of all delegates to Cemtech conferences.

Venue and Accommodation

The training course will take place at The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain. A specially discounted room rate of EUR249 (inc. breakfast) per person per night will be available to those wishing to stay at The Westin Palace. For other hotel recommendations at different budget levels, please contact the organisers.