International Cement Review articles tagged under : Manufacturing Technology

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 brought challenges and the industry is now pushing to reduce its environmental impact and optimise efficiency through the latest technology. Maxime Ramael, country head for Vietnam at F...

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...

Belite-based low-carbon clinker cements 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...

Krasnoyarsk’s burner exchange 24 February 2020

Krasnoyarsk’s burner exchange

The burner system of Line 5 at the Krasnoyarsk cement plant in Siberia has been retrofitted from a direct-firing to a state-of-the-art indirect-firing system, courtesy of KHD Humboldt Wedag. The burner exchange proje...

11 February 2020

The noise about fans

Fans are widely used to move air in a range of industries, including the cement industry. However, if not suitably insulated they can give rise to noise issues and impact the wellbeing of cement plant staff and local...

20 January 2020

Connected manufacturing

The abundant and growing quantity of operational data and events collected in real time opens the door for improvements across the cement manufacturing process instead of only in specific areas. Operational data from...

14 January 2020

Sustainable lubrication

Open-gear drives of kilns and ball mills are often exposed to harsh operating conditions. While considerable advances have been made in terms of the design and manufacture of drives, tooth flank damage remains an iss...

06 November 2019

Boosting AF rates with flame thermography

Over the past 30 years the cement industry has witnessed an increasing use of alternative fuels (AF), but the amount that can be fired in the main burner is limited by different process factors. To optimise AF firing...

25 October 2019

China steps into the lime light

As the urbanisation rate in China increases and the government legislates for a more sustainable society, the use of lime is set to expand. This is expected to lead to the modernisation and consolidation of the count...

03 October 2019

Novel no-cement refractories

For the areas in cement plants impacted by high wear or corrosion, refractory specialists have developed new no-cement refractory materials based on electrochemical bonding. A 25 per cent silicon carbide material has...

13 August 2019

Efficient grinding meets reduced CO2 emissions

While cement plants have made sound progress in terms of reducing CO 2 emissions from fuel consumption, progress relating to such emissions from electricity consumption has been slower. VDZ looks at a key power cons...

04 July 2019

External circulation technology for VRM raw meal grinding

The pressure differential of a traditional vertical roller mill (VRM) system for raw meal grinding is high, with the fan accounting for about 45 per cent of power consumption. Sinoma International Engineering has dev...

27 June 2019

Countdown for Bardon

As part of LafargeHolcim’s Capital Markets Day in 2018, guests enjoyed a site visit to Europe’s largest aggregates quarry at Bardon Hill, east of Coalville, Leicestershire, UK. Owned by LafargeHolcim subsidiary Aggre...