Cemtech MEA 2018 Workshop

Cemtech is organising two technical workshops alongside the main Cemtech MEA 2018 conference over 18-20 February, 2018 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai (UAE).

Workshop A. 18-19 February: Fuels, combustion and emissions

Workshop B. 19-20 February: Grinding technologies and product development

Dedicated to best practice in cement manufacture, these classroom-based courses will offer cost-effective training for anyone involved in plant operations, from plant manager to junior engineer.

See below for full programme and registration details, or download the brochure.

Workshop A: Fuels, combustion and emissions

Outline course programme

Part I: Fuels and combustion including alternative fuels
•    Process requirements of cement kilns and cement kiln fuels
•    Combustion in a cement kiln
•    Fuels for firing a cement kiln and key properties of those fuels
•    Fuel preparation for firing in a cement kiln
•    Impact of fuel and combustion on cement clinker quality
•    Economic requirements of cement kiln fuels
•    Alternative fuels and their impact on economics, process and product

Part II: Cement kiln emissions and their mitigation
•    Cement kiln emissions simple and complex, benign and noxious
•    Volatility of inputs to cement kilns
•    Cyclical processes in cement kilns
•    Emission mitigation technologies

Sunday, 18 February, 08:30–16:30h
Monday, 19 February, 08:30–12:30h
Duration: 1 ½ days
Fee: US$995.00 / EUR835.00 / GBP750 per participant
Fee includes lunch on Sunday, 18 February and coffee breaks

Workshop B: Grinding technologies and product development 

Outline course programme

Part I: Grinding technologies and optimisation
•   The process requirements for material grinding in cement manufacturing
•   The energy requirements for material grinding in cement manufacturing
•    Fineness control and optimisation
•    Grinding technologies deployed in the cement manufacturing process:
     Ball mills, vertical roller mills, horizontal roller mills and roll presses
•    Optimisation requirements:
     Ball mills, vertical roller mills

Part II: Product development and supplementary cementitious materials
•    The economic case for product development in cement manufacturing
•    The technical case for product development
•    The supplementary materials palette and the options available
•    Key success factors for a product development strategy

Monday, 19 February, 13:30–17:30h
Tuesday, 20 February, 08:30–16:30h
Duration: 1 ½ days
Fee: US$995.00 / EUR835.00 / GBP750 per participant
Fee includes lunch on Tuesday, 20 February and coffee breaks

Special offer: register for both workshops for just USD$1495.00 per participant.

For further information and combined workshop registration, please email: info@Cemtech.com

Training Format
The format of these technical training workshops will be a series of lectures provided by the course tutor, 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 JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai (UAE). A specially-discounted room rate from AED700 per person per night will be available to those wishing to stay at the JW Marriott Marquis. Booking details will be sent upon registration. For other hotel recommendations at different budget levels, please contact the organisers.

Course Tutor Biography
Dr Michael Clark is a leading cement plant operations and technology specialist with over 40 years’ experience in the cement industry. His skills cover the whole process of cement manufacturing from quarry planning, through clinker production, cement grinding and distribution. He is regarded as the leading international expert in problem identification and efficiency 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 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.

For more information, please contact the course director at info@cemtech.com