International Cement Review articles tagged under : Manufacturing Technology

10 November 2020

Keeping an eye on the gears

One of the greatest mechanical challenges in rotary kiln maintenance today is maintaining the efficient operation of girth gear and pinion meshing. Misalignment during production creates uneven and unstable stress concentration on the teeth, resulting in component damage. An early-warning system can inform kiln operators long before the mechanical problem and any damages appear. By Paweł Kędzi...

09 November 2020

From WHRPG to EfW

As cement plants search for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, waste heat recovery power generation (WHRPG) systems are becoming more popular. The use of biomass also provides potential as an energy-from-waste (E...

13 October 2020

Energy saving with separate fine grinding

Separate grinding and subsequent blending is a commonly used practice in the cement industry, enabling the lowering of the specific electric energy demand by using highly efficient comminution techniques. While ball ...

29 September 2020

Holcim’s ‘ready to use’ belt

When Holcim’s Herrlisheim-près-Colmar site in France was looking to replace its sand extraction conveyor belt, it turned to MLT for its ‘ready-to-use’ belt with ISC ® (Integrated Screw Connection), following the suc...

Steps to a smart factory 23 September 2020

Steps to a smart factory

Turkey-based Nuh Çimento has developed a solution for predicting cement strength. The project aims to estimate cement quality as precisely as possible at seven- and 28-day strength with the company’s new algorithm so...

21 September 2020

Elemental analysis to reduce cement’s carbon footprint

Despite increasing market demand for cement in recent decades, the cement industry is required to reduce its carbon footprint. Elemental analysis can make a key contribution to this drive to lower CO 2 emissions fro...

LEILAC 2 & HeidelbergCement’s pathway to carbon neutrality 07 September 2020

LEILAC 2 & HeidelbergCement’s pathway to carbon neutrality

To support its goal to supply carbon-neutral concrete by 2050, HeidelbergCement is developing several initiatives, including the second phase of its LEILAC project. By HeidelbergCement, Germany. LEILAC-1 at He...

18 August 2020

VRM to Crown operations

When Crown Cement identified the need to increase the cement capacity of its plant in Bangladesh it opted for vertical roller mill (VRM) technology from Loesche. With a range of VRM benefits, total grinding capacity ...

06 July 2020

Ready to sail

Much of global cement trade involves the shipping of product via specialised carriers at some point. Brian Benjamin of Sirios Shipping Management Co, gives an overview of the operational and commercial procedures of ...

29 June 2020

Selecting the right SCR system

Heavy dust loads and high temperatures are two of the most-challenging factors for DeNO x systems in the cement industry. In this article thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions with its CemCat brand for SCR systems, expl...

23 June 2020

Vietnam: increasing demand for sustainable technologies

In terms of cement production, Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, thanks to robust domestic demand and its position amongst the world’s top cement exporters. However, this success has broug...

22 June 2020

Refractories for AF-fired kilns

The use of alternative fuels (AFs) has seen increasing demand being placed upon refractories. The Siam Refractory Industry Co Ltd has developed a third-generation refractory brick especially for the coating zone of t...

28 April 2020

Digital bricks and mortar

Digital transformation has been a key area of value creation for Mexican building materials major Cemex. Its trailblazing digital solutions include a customer-centric suite of services, the transformation of its truc...

30 March 2020

On the plus side

Phase one of Russian construction company Atomstrojkomplex’s new cement facility in Yekaterinburg is a grinding unit, for which Intercem Engineering will provide its high-efficiency ICS plus 145 separator. Developed...

10 March 2020

Belite-based low-carbon clinker cements

While Portland cement is expected to remain the most-used cement type in concrete production, alternative cements are gaining importance. This has seen the continued development of alternative clinkers, such as belit...

25 February 2020

Measuring opacity and particulate matter

With cement production being a potential source of several hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) that are subject to strict regulations to protect human health and the wider environment, AMETEK Land talks technologies avai...