Cemtech Europe 2015 - Technical Workshop

A three-day technical workshop on cement manufacturing technology for management and technical staff
will be hosted on 21-23 September at the InterContinental Hotel, Vienna, Austria, ideally suited to plant operations staff seeking to understand new approaches to plant management and optimisation.

Cemtech Workshop Training Format

The format of this three-day technical training workshops will be a series of classroom-based lectures provided by Dr Clark, interspersed with exercises to illustrate and practise the concepts discussed in the lectures.

Open discussion forums will be encouraged following each lecture and exercise. The exercise will be largely Microsoft Excel based therefore participants should bring their laptop or arrange to complete the exercises jointly with another participant.

Who should attend?

The workshops will be of interest to cement plant operational personnel, including plant managers, production managers, process engineers and quality control managers, environmental managers, etc.

Participants can expect to:

• Develop deeper knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of cement manufacturing technology
• Develop new techniques for the optimisation of your plant
• Improve management and efficiency of the cement production at your works
• Network with peers

Outline course programme

Monday, 21 September 2015 – Cement Manufacturing Technology
Topics covered in the workshops will include:

• In-depth review of core technologies and processes
• Evaluating best available technologies
• Raw material preparation and processing from quarry to kiln
• Pyroprocessing and chemistry in the kiln – converting the raw material mixture into cement clinker
• Grinding the clinker into cement
• Quality assurance

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 – Optimising the Production of Cement
Topics covered in the workshops will include:

• The optimisation priorities of cement manufacturing
• Cement production cost minimisation
• Resource and energy efficiency
• Benchmarking operations and optimising the output of your plant
• Maximising the productivity of the cement manufacturing process and equipment
• Process automation and approaches to model predictive control
• Waste heat recovery – evaluation of systems

Wednesday, 24 September 2015 – Current & Future Challenges of Cement Manufacturing
Topics covered in this workshop will include:

Sustainability and maintaining the licence to operate
Production of low-CO2 cements with slag, fly ash and other SCMs
Alternative fuels: maximising their use and impact on the cement production process
Meeting the environmental challenges of cement manufacturing:- emissions control and
abatement for dust, NOx, SOx, mercury.

Course tutor biography

Dr Michael Clark is a leading cement plant operations and technology specialist with over 40 years of experience in the cement industry.

His skills cover the whole process of cement manufacturing from quarry planning, through clinker production, cement manufacture and distribution. He is regarded as leading international expert in problem identification, efficiencies and improvements throughout the manufacturing process.

With a PhD in the manufacture of white cement, Dr Clark’s career highlights include senior operational positions within Blue Circle Industries and ABB Linkman Systems Ltd, after which he founded Whitehopleman (UK), an international consultancy specialising in the cement industry. In addition, Dr Clark is Technical Consultant for International Cement Review magazine and moderator of the CemNet.com e-Learning suite of training courses.

Dr Clark has worked in over 30 countries around the world in Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.