International Cement Review articles tagged under : Manufacturing Technology

16 February 2021

Dealing with dust

With dust chemistry varying between direct operation when the raw mill is out of action and indirect operation when the raw mill is running, finding a destination for baghouse dust while maintaining a homogenous kiln feed is a long-standing issue in cement production. By John Kline and Benjamin Kline, Kline Consulting LLC, USA. Figure 1: a typical raw mill and kiln feed configuration ...

02 February 2021

Boosting mill performance

Reducing the clinker factor without compromising quality and the rising demand for high-performance cements are great challenges for the fine grinding technology used in cement plants. As part of its green cement pla...

26 January 2021

ESP morphs into bag filter

When electrostatic precipitators are unable to meet tighter emission regulations, it can be more economical to modify them to bag filters rather than replace them with a new bag filter. Gorco SA highlights the key po...

11 January 2021

Tripling the lifetime of lining

A Vietnamese cement plant has more than tripled the lifetime of the refractory lining in its cooler bull nose by using a precast modular lining from HASLE Refractories. Abrasion and alkali attacks have been reduced s...

The 21st-century cement plant: greener and more connected 07 December 2020

The 21st-century cement plant: greener and more connected

The cement plant of the future will embrace digitisation and sustainability trends to earn a competitive advantage and build resilience. By Eleftherios Charalambous, Thomas Czigler, Ramez Haddadin, Sebastian Reiter a...

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 co...

From WHRPG to EfW 18 February 2021

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...

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...

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...