Cemtech MEA 2017 Workshop


Cemtech Dubai 2017 technical Workshop

Optimising a Dynamic Process

Cemtech will host a three-day technical workshop at The Grand Hyatt hotel, Dubai, UAE, on 20-22 February 2017.

In this three-day technical 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 for maximising the productivity and efficiency of the cement manufacturing process. It is a 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.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Introduction & 1st Level of Optimisation – Raw Materials

Topics to be covered include:

•  The fundamental objectives of clinker and cement manufacture
•  Best available technology
•  Raw materials for cement manufacture
•  Raw mix design
•  Raw materials processing
•  Chemistry and thermodynamics in the cement kiln

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

2nd Level of Optimisation – Fuels and Combustion

Topics to be covered include:

•  The dynamics of the cement kiln process
•  Fundamentals of flames and combustion
•  Fuel preparation – solid fuels, oil, natural gas
•  Alternative fuel strategies
•  Best practice alternative fuels utilisation
•  Combustion air and oxygen requirements
•  Exhaust gas volume

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

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

Topics to be covered include:

•  Volatile cycles and their control, chloride, sulphur and heavy metals
•  NOx and SO2 emissions and mitigation
•  Exhausting the combustion and calcination product gases                      from the processes
•  Drying in raw and coal mills
•  Gas conditioning towers
•  Venting in raw and coal mills
•  Waste heat recovery

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 Grand Hyatt hotel, Dubai (UAE). A specially discounted room rate from AED995 per person per night will be available to those wishing to stay in The Grand Hyatt Dubai. For other hotel recommendations at different budget levels, please contact the organisers.