Cemtech Technical Workshop MEA 2016

The Progressive Levels of Optimisation
Cemtech will host a three-day technical workshop at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, UAE, on 8-10 February 2016.

In this three-day training workshop the progressive levels of cement manufacturing process optimisation will be explored, beginning with the raw materials and their preparation, moving on to the fuels for firing a cement kiln and the ventilation of the exhaust gases from the process. An understanding of all these processes and how they interact is necessary in order to control and optimise the process. The intention of this workshop is to provide and enhance that understanding of the individual processes and their interaction.

Optimisation is a fundamental requirement to maximise the productivity and efficiency of the cement manufacturing process. This is the way to minimise manufacturing costs, while maximising product quality and the profitability of a cement factory and company. This Cemtech technical training workshop will aim to explain how that can be achieved.

Monday, 8th February 2016

Introduction & 1st Level of Optimisation – Raw Materials

Topics covered will include:
• The fundamental objectives of clinker and cement manufacture
• Best available technology
• Raw materials for cement manufacture
• Raw mix design
• Raw materials processing
• Chemistry and thermodynamics in the cement kiln

Tuesday, 9th February 2016

2nd Level of Optimisation – Fuels and Combustion

Topics covered will include:
• Fundamentals of flames and combustion
• Fuels preparation – solid fuels, oil, natural gas
• Alternative fuel strategies
• Best practice alternative fuels
• Combustion air and oxygen requirements
• Exhaust gas volume

Wednesday, 10th February 2016 

3rd Level of Optimisation – Emissions and the Exhaust Gas Flow Path

Topics covered will include:
• Volatile cycles and their control, chloride, sulphur and heavy metals
• NOx and SO2 emissions and mitigation
• Exhaust the combustion and calcination product gases from
  the process
• Drying in raw and coal mills
• Gas conditioning towers
• Venting in raw and coal mills
• Waste heat recovery

Technical Workshop Course Format

The format of this technical training workshop will be a series of lectures provided by Dr Clark, interspersed with exercises to illustrate and practice 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.

The workshops will be of interest to both the technical and managerial staff of cement companies. Guidance will be provided in the completion of the exercises which will be within the compass of all delegates to Cemtech conferences.

Venue and Accommodation

The training course will take place at the Grand Hyatt Dubai (UAE). A special discounted room rate of AED995 per person per night will be available to those wishing to stay in the Grand Hyatt Dubai. For other hotel recommendations at different budget levels, please contact the organisers.

Registration Fee

• USD 1540 / EUR 1395 / GBP 995 per participant
• 10% discount for groups of three or more

Participants will be provided lunch and refreshments on each day of the training course.

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.

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To register for the workshop, please contact the Workshop Coordinator:
Thomas Armstrong
Cemtech Technical Workshops
Tel: +44 (0) 1306 740 363
Fax: +44 (0) 1306 740 660
Email: info@Cemtech.com

Please note: the Cemtech Technical Workshop runs alongside the Cemtech MEA 2016 conference and exhibition in Dubai, UAE, but is a separate fee paying event.