The Cement Plant Operations Handbook 7th Edition



The essential reference for cement producers

Fully updated in 2019 and extended with a new alternative fuels section, the Seventh Edition of the Cement Plant Operations Handbook is now available free of charge to International Cement Review subscribers.

Covering some 340 pages, the cement industry’s favourite technical reference book provides in-depth information of the various aspects of cement production from raw material extraction to the finished product. Key sections covering burning, grinding and quality control are supported by a range of essential chapters on cement hydration, plant reporting, maintenance and much more.

 Table of contents 

1  Introduction
2  Raw materials
3  Raw milling and blending
4  Flames and fuels
5  Burning and cooling
6  Cement milling
7  Quality control
8  Maintenance
9  Environment and pollution control
10  Hydration of Portland cement
11  Plant reporting
12  Accounting
13  Technical and process audits
14  Plant assessment list
15  Cement plant construction and valuation

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Process calculations:
B1  Power

B2  Fans and air handling
B3  Conveying
B4  Milling
B5  Kilns and burning
B6  Fuels
B7  Materials
B8  Statistics
B9  Miscellaneous data
B10  Conversion tables


Since its first edition, published in 1995, over 27,000 copies have been well-received by cement companies worldwide, including industry leaders such as LafargeHolcim, HeidelbergCement and Cemex, as well as countless independent producers. It is commonly used for various in-house training initiatives as well as the go-to reference book for cement plant operators.

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