International Cement Review articles tagged under : Manufacturing Technology

31 May 2017 Arthur Harrisson

Early strength development

This month Arthur Harrisson discusses early strength development in concrete, which is affected by many variables in practice. In the two-stage process, which includes a setting and a hardening phase, he observes the parts played by sulphates and C3A while acknowledging the importance of other factors such as the C3S content. Cement hydrates five hours after mixing Several studies...

23 May 2017

Beneficiation of landfilled and ponded fly ash

With interest in the recovery and beneficiation of landfilled ash growing, ST Equipment and Technologies (STET) explains how its unique tribo-electrostatic belt separation system, long used for beneficiation of fresh...

08 May 2017

Improved automation

The implementation of the IgnitionTM automation tool by LafargeHolcim’s Trbovlje cement plant in Slovenia has empowered the works with its simplicity and versatility, providing the producer with one system and almost...

03 May 2017

Powering up

Waste heat recovery (WHR) power generation can add a valuable source of power to a cement plant. However, this requires the selection of the most suitable thermodynamic system for the plant’s process conditions. By C...

Advanced kiln and cooler control 20 April 2017

Advanced kiln and cooler control

Mirion Technologies employs the Spyrometer to monitor AF burning and improve clinker cooler control.

15 March 2017

From Superman to lasers

BinMaster compares 3D scanners, laser and radar technology for non-contact level measurement.

A case for low-lime cement 23 February 2017

A case for low-lime cement

The cement and concrete industry is re-inventing itself through new and efficient processes to not only reverse its environmental impact, but to make improvements to the whole supply chain of the building materials i...

16 February 2017

Protecting a key asset

Optimising the lifespan of a cement plant’s essential assets, such as the kiln, is key to the continued profitability of a cement company. The replacement of a kiln shell is one of the largest capital expenditures fo...

21 December 2016

Improving SNCR performance

MAL Umwelttechnik offers new research on how best to optimise SNCR performance.

23 November 2016 Arthur Harrisson

Achieving the target

Arthur Harrisson looks at meeting compliance targets for cement quality and the key parameters that determine high-quality cement.

15 November 2016

Developing AF in Egypt

MVW Lechtenberg reports on the growing availability of MSW and agricultural waste in Egypt and its value to the cement sector.

26 October 2016

Predict and avoid

Sunstate Cement in Australia decides to install FAG SmartCheck vibration control technology from Schaeffler to avoid unnecessary cement mill stops.

13 October 2016

Gaseous fuel firing in lime kilns

FCT Combustion reduces specific energy consumption kiln inlet temperature and emissions with its Gyro-Therm® burner, thanks to increased mixing rates.

03 October 2016

Maintaining a smooth run

SKF explains the importance of a lubrication management programme.

28 September 2016 Arthur Harrisson

Loss on ignition

Arthur Harrisson discusses the importance of loss on ignition for raw materials, clinker feed, hotmeal, clinker and cement.

12 September 2016

Keeping kilns cool

Kima has devised a water-based cooling system called KilnCooler to reduce the impact of hotspots in the kiln.