Cemtech Americas 2015 - Technical Workshop

A two-day training workshop on international cement manufacturing technology for management and technical
staff will be hosted on 8-9 December 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Florida, USA.

Who should attend?

The workshops will be of interest to cement plant operational personnel, including plant managers, production and shift managers, process engineers, 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

Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Best practice and best available technology
• The objectives of cement manufacturing
• Raw materials for cement clinker manufacturing and their processing
• Converting the kiln feed raw mix into cement clinker
• Fuels for firing the cement kiln and their combustion
• Grinding the clinker into cement
• Cement types iand their applications.

Optimising the cement manufacturing process 
• Maximising productivity – in cement kilns and in cement mills.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Optimising the cement manufacturing process (continued)

• Cost minimisation – conventional and alternative fuels for firing cement kilns as well as in terms of electricity, raw materials and manpower
• Quality enhancement
• Product development.

Current and future challenges of cement manufacturing  
• Emissions and their mitigation (NESHAP, mercury, NOx, etc)
• Manufacture of cements with less embodied CO2.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Sumterville plant, Florida

Optional visit to American Cement Company's Sumterville plant
Participants will have the opportunity to join a tour American Cement's Sumterville plant (pictured right), a world-class cement facility situated in central Florida.

With a capacity of 1.2Msta, the cement works employs state-of-the-art equipment including the latest generation preheater technology for a consistent thermo profile, and has the ability to burn various fuels to help improve operations to create a stable kiln system and improved clinker product quality. A 9000 HP ball mill equipped with a high efficiency separator allows for the grinding of a high quality, consistent cement of varying types.

Training format

The format of this two-day technical training workshop will be a series of classroom-based lectures provided by Dr Michael 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 exercises will be largely Microsoft Excel based, therefore participants should bring their laptop or arrange to complete the exercises jointly with another participant.

Venue and accommodation

The training course will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Florida (USA). A discounted room rate is available to registered participants wishing to stay at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. For other hotel recommendations at different budget levels, please contact the organisers.

Registration fee

EUR €820.00 / USD$ 925.00 / GBP£ 605.00 per participant with a 10% discount for 3 or more group bookings.

FREE to participants: Technical Workshop Manual with Excel plant simulation models PLUS a copy of The Cement Plant Operations Handbook, 6th Edition, published by International Cement Review.

For more information

Please contact the Workshop Coordinator:
Cemtech Technical Workshops
Tel: +44 (0) 1306 740 363
Fax: +44 (0) 1306 740 660
Email: info@Cemtech.com

For a more detailed overview of the format and course content lined up for the Cemtech Americas 2015 Technical Workshop, click here.

Please note: while the Cemtech Technical Workshop runs at the same time as the Cemtech Americas 2015 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, it is a separate fee paying event.