International Cement Review articles tagged under : Manufacturing Technology

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 the blockages, a kiln inlet process gas measurement system from sick was installed to provide the missing link between the sulphur content in the kiln process gases and unwanted p...

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...

Smart maintenance planning 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...

Raw material microscopy 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...

04 October 2017

Coming into port

While cement represents only a small part of the dry bulk shipping market, it has its own requirements in terms of port facilities and market dynamics. With seaborne trade continuing to grow, it is vital that ports u...

13 September 2017

Ensuring IT security

The role of security is becoming increasingly important for companies looking to gain control over their IT landscape. By identifying vulnerabilities in existing technical architecture, absolute control and security ...

06 September 2017

Finding failure

Roller presses are a popular choice for raw, pre-clinker or finish grinding. Online condition monitoring of its components can help detect early equipment failure and reduce downtime of the grinding section. By Dalog...

07 August 2017

Establishing a Latin fan base

Latin America is a key market for the Boldrocchi Group. Recent projects include the supply of a range of fans for the Cementos Fortaleza plant in Tula, Mexico, and for the Oruro plant of Empresa Pública Productiva Ce...

31 July 2017

Fabric filtration comes of age

Fabric filtration is increasingly seen as the best-available technology to help producers meet their goals, and with good reason. FLSmidth has introduced two important innovations in this area. Firstly, extra-long fi...

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...

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...