International Cement Review articles tagged under : Manufacturing Technology

12 February 2018

Bold Bulandshahr

Shree Cement Ltd (SCL) has expanded rapidly over the last decade, from just 5Mt in 2007 to 29.3Mt cement capacity in 2017, making it the third-largest cement producer in India, after UltraTech and LafargeHolcim. Its cement plants are situated in the north of India with over half the capacity located in its home state of Rajasthan, where it is the market leader. ICR visited SCL’s Bulandshahr gr...

29 January 2018

Nova Cimangola II

To lower its production costs, Nova Cimangola has constructed its new clinker line in Sequele, Luanda, near its existing plant in Cacuaco. The new clinker line is to make the company self-sufficient in clinker, avoid...

23 January 2018

Welding repairs for kilns

Despite forming an integral part of many process lines, the importance of maintaining the rotary kiln in prime operating condition is often overlooked or misunderstood. Poor maintenance can cause long-term issues, in...

17 January 2018

Scrubbing technology

When it comes to emission-reduction technology, how does a plant know it is selecting the right technology for the job? Redecam believes its DeSOx technology, known as RDS, provides the ideal solution for both the ce...

Lighting up the mighty Xuan Thanh 19 January 2018

Lighting up the mighty Xuan Thanh

Vietnam’s first mega plant and 12,500tpd kiln line was commissioned by Xuan Thanh Cement JSC at Ha Nam on 9 October 2017. The line is a bold statement and an apt symbol of the tremendous development achieved by Vietn...

22 January 2018

Not simply calcining

While the primary purpose of the calciner in a cement plant is to aid decomposition of calcite from the preheated raw meal, the need to lower CO 2 emissions and the introduction of alternative fuels has broadened th...

Setting a new benchmark 21 December 2017

Setting a new benchmark

As ever-higher efficiencies are demanded of grinding equipment, cement plants require a new benchmark for grinding component performance. Addressing wear through regular maintenance and repair is one strategy with th...

13 December 2017

Finding the missing link

In 2015 Çimsa Çimento’s Mersin plant, Turkey, suffered an increasing number of cyclone blockages, causing severe interruptions to the facility’s grey cement Line 1. After unsuccessful attempts to find the reason for...

13 December 2017 Arthur Harrisson

Crystal clusters in clinker

With increasing use of alternative fuels, short homogenisation times in precalciner kiln systems and the requirement for high alite cement, the presence of crystal clusters is not expected to be a thing of the past....

11 December 2017

West African grinding goals

The construction of three Cim Metal cement grinding plants in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire is expected to significantly improve cement supply to this area of west Africa. A key part in the building and commissioni...

07 December 2017

Roller press celebrates 40 years

Since its invention 40 years ago, the roller press has continuously improved and expanded its use in the cement and mineral-processing industries. KHD tracks the changes since the technology’s introduction and celebr...

04 December 2017

Smart maintenance planning

What if your machinery could tell you when it needs attention? The latest-generation rotor weighfeeders Pfister® DRW do just that. To ensure optimum runtime of the weighfeeders as well as perfect dosing, FLSmidth Pfi...

22 November 2017

Reduced costs, enhanced safety

Sustained economic success cannot be based on efficiency alone. Health and safety also have to be prioritised in bulk storage systems. The fully-automated polysius® storage system installed by thyssenkrupp Industria...

30 October 2017 Arthur Harrisson

Raw material microscopy

Microscopical methods are key tools in the assessment of potential raw materials to be used in the production of high-quality cement. This month ICR considers the use of optical microscopy in the determination of the...

23 October 2017

Making the right moves

The opening moves in a chess game lay the foundation for every match. Likewise, assigning cement transport orders to contract hauliers plays a crucial role in the daily race for competitiveness. Algorithms can help p...

18 October 2017

The preference for plastic

When using plastic packaging choosing the right bag and the corresponding technology is not easy. By Frank Goris, Arodo BVBA, Belgium. Arodo produces machines for perforated, labyrinth or sealed bags Whi...