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Loesche acquires Dynamis

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Loesche has welcomed to its fold Brazil-based Dynamis, a company specialised in combustion and industrial processes since its foundation in 2003. “The Dynamis name is synonymous with the development of state-of-the-art equipment such as the revolutionary D-Gasifier, the D-Flame Burner, the robust D-Igniter and the efficient D-HotGas, which allows companies to work with a variety of fuels including biomass, petcoke, natural gas, and heavy fuel oil,” said Loesche in a statement. Dynamis fo...

Radiometry: advancing cement process control

15 November 2021, Published under Cement News

In the challenging conditions of a cement plant, traditional process control methods are not always suitable. Radiometric process control provides a non-contact and non-intrusive technique to carry out continuous level measurement, detect cyclone blockages in the preheater, measure bulk flow on the conveyor and moisture measurement. By Berthold Technologies, Germany. Figure 1: level measurement at a clinker cooler in a cement plant (blue point shows measurement location) Radiome...

Sika to acquire MBCC Group

11 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Sika has agreed to acquire MBCC Group, formerly BASF Construction Chemicals, from an affiliate of Lone Star Funds for CHF5.5bn (EUR5.2bn). Germany-based MBCC Group is a leading supplier in construction chemicals worldwide with operations in over 60 countries and more than 130 production facilities. In 2021 the group was forecast to generate net sales of CHF2.9bn. According to Sika, the acquisition will compliment and broaden its product and solution offerings in four out of five of its co...

HeidelbergCement sees 7% rise in revenue for 9M21

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has posted a seven per cent YoY increase in revenue to EUR13.996bn (US$16.17bn) for the first nine months of the year, against EUR13.14bn in the year-ago period. The result from current operations before depreciation and amortisation (RCOBD) grew by six per cent to EUR2.896bn from EUR2.731bn. “HeidelbergCement has achieved a good result in the first nine months of 2021. The general conditions in the third quarter were very challenging due to the exceptionally high year-on-...

Cementos Molins completes Calucem acquisition

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins has successfully closed the acquisition of Calucem, announced in early August, following all regulatory approvals, according to the company. Julio Rodríguez, CEO of Cementos Molins, highlights: “I warmly welcome the Calucem team into the Cementos Molins family. Today marks a new and exciting milestone in the history of Calucem and Cementos Molins and, with this integration, we have excellent business development opportunities for a new step forward to our strategy of profit...

Sample preparation meets digitisation

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Process sample analysis is increasingly important in the cement industry. The preparation of samples is key to ensure rigorous quality control of a range of materials, from raw materials to the finished products. An automatic combination of mill and press can speed up this process significantly. By Marc Bornefeld, Andre Mehling and Jan Herzog, Herzog Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG, Germany. Figure 1: combined mill and press HP-MP from Herzog Sample preparation in quality control l...

Measuring systems for CCUS

25 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Following the Paris climate agreement (2015), the decarbonisation of the energy and industrial sectors is becoming increasingly important. One of the most significant measures to achieve the climate targets is to reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions. The capture, use and storage of CO 2 is an essential part of the decarbonisation strategy and an important milestone for a low-carbon future. By Aurélie Moll and Felix Bartknecht, SICK, Germany. Figure 1: CCUS ecosystem with possible ...

The future of process control

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The global task to ensure sustainable clinker and cement production has increased the complexity of plant operations. New process control technologies, including online reactivity measurements, contribute to the production of robust clinker and cement with minimum GHG emissions. Neural networks and AI are the first choice when managing large arrays of process and quality data. A new approach is essential to overcome time gaps from process control to systematically delayed compressive strengt...

Belterra clay could replace limestone in cement production

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

In a study, funded partly by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany, and Brazil’s University of Pará, have found that CO2 emissions can be reduced during cement production by up to two-thirds by adding Belterra clay, unused overburden from bauxite mining. "This layer of clay can be up to 30 metres thick and covers the bauxite deposits in the tropical regions of the earth, for example in the Amazon basin," explains Professor Herbert Pöl...

Optimised fuel metering for Solnhofer Portland Zement

05 October 2021, Published under Cement News

As a result of the increased use of substitute fuels at Solnhofer Portland Zement’s plant in Germany, the existing pulverised coal dosing system was increasingly reaching its limits both in terms of range and dosing accuracy. Furthermore, it was foreseeable that the fly ash used for dusting the animal meal would no longer be available. Therefore, the cement producer decided to carry out a complex conversion of its fuel dosing system. By Intercem Engineering, Germany. Figure 1: coal du...