Cemtech Rome 2017 Technical Workshop

Optimising a Dynamic Process

Cemtech will host a three-day Technical Workshop at the Sheraton Roma Hotel and Conference Center on 2-4 October 2017.

This class-room based training course will explore the progressive levels of cement manufacturing process optimisation. The course begins with raw materials and their preparation, moves on to fuels for firing a cement kiln and the ventilation of the exhaust gases from the cement production process. An understanding of all these processes and how they interact is necessary to control and optimise the manufacturing process. This workshop aims to provide and enhance this understanding of the individual processes and their interaction.

Optimisation is a fundamental requirement for maximising the productivity and efficiency of the cement manufacturing process. It is a way to minimise manufacturing costs, while optimising 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.

Please note: this training course runs alongside the main Cemtech Rome Conference & Exhibition, but is a separate fee-paying event. Participants will, however, be able to visit the Cemtech Exhibition featuring over 25 world-class equipment suppliers.

Monday, 2nd October 2017

Introduction & 1st Level of Optimisation – Raw Materials

Topics to be covered 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, 3rd October 2017

2nd Level of Optimisation – Fuels and Combustion

Topics to be covered include:

• The dynamics of the cement kiln process
• Fundamentals of flames and combustion
• Fuel preparation – solid fuels, oil, natural gas
• Alternative fuel strategies
• Best-practice alternative fuels utilisation
• Combustion air and oxygen requirements
• Exhaust gas volume

Wednesday, 4th October 2017

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

Topics to be covered include:

• Volatile cycles and their control, chloride, sulphur and heavy metals
• NOx and SO2 emissions and mitigation
• Exhausting the combustion and calcination product gases
  from the processes
• Drying in raw and coal mills
• Gas conditioning towers
• Venting in raw and coal mills
• Waste heat recovery

Training Format

The format of these technical training workshops will be a series of 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.

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.

Download the full Course Programme

Venue and Accommodation

The training course will take place at Sheraton Roma Hotel and Conference Center, Italy. A specially-discounted room rate from EUR165 per person per night will be available to those wishing to stay at the Sheraton Roma Hotel and Conference Center.