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Russian White

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

As Russia’s sole domestic supplier of white cement, LafargeHolcim’s Shurovo plant plays a key part in the country’s cement market. The white cement works has seen continued capital investment over the years and aims to produce its product in a sustainable manner. By Atrur Buzyurov, LafargeHolcim Russia. LafargeHolcim operates a 0.09Mta white cement line at Shurovo, Russia LafargeHolcim’s Shurovo cement plant is one of the oldest in the Russian cement industry. The plant was foun...

Project delivers fly ash to plants in northeast India

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

NTPC Ltd, India's largest power company, has begun transporting fly ash through inland waterways for use in cement manufacture. The pilot project sees the material delivered to Pandu, Assam, from the company's thermal power station in Kahalgaon, Bihar. "For this pilot project, first mile activity of bagging and loading of fly ash into barges will be done by NTPC and the cost of transportation will be taken care of by the Inland Waterways Authority of India and Star Cement," NTPC said in a ...

As white as white

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Producing white clinker and cement requires the right raw materials and mix, the right fuel and optimal plant process conditions. JK Cement Works Fujairah explains what action it takes to keep its white clinker and cement at the highest possible standard. By Subhash Kumar Jain, JK Cement Works Fujairah (JKCWF), UAE. JKCWF is the world’s first dual-process technology cement plant capable of producing white cement and grey cement through the same kiln JKCWF, a subsidiary of JK ...

Analysing raw mix control

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The monitoring and control of the chemical composition of the raw meal is a key function at a cement plant, not only in terms of delivering a high-quality end product, but also for avoiding the negative impacts on a range of other production costs. The latest-generation analyser-based raw mix control provides a more accurate and timely flow of raw mix data. By Tom Dannemiller and Nichelle Worthington, Sabia Inc, USA. Raw mix analyser in position Controlling the chemical composit...

Materials & quality: 30 years on

10 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The development of new cement types and demands on fuels as well as changes in process requirements have led to key changes in cement production over the last three decades. New raw materials and alternative fuels have given rise to new cement standards. Alternative raw materials increasingly reduce the need for virgin materials The cement Industry in 2018 has been through a long period of soul searching and reorganisation which has involved multiple changes in ownership and adj...

Oman government plans mineral railway network

20 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The government of Oman is planning a mineral railway network for the transportation of raw material for the domestic cement industry and for export. According to media, Oman Rail, a subsidiary of Asyad Group — the government’s transportation and logistics flagship — has been assigned the task of putting together a public-private partnership (PPP) framework that will arrange the financing, execution, operation and management of this ambitious national economic initiative. The proposed vent...

Hazardous powder may be used in cement production

18 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has sent samples of a hazardous black powder to a Gujarat-based manufacturer to ascertain whether it can be used in the production of cement, according to The Times of India. This is the latest development in the UPPCB’s mission to safely dispose of 25,586m 3 of powder which is currently along the banks of the Ramganga River, Moradabad. "We have sent black powder samples to the company with a request to use it in manufacturing cement. Be...

East African Portland Cement Co to build inland container depot

13 April 2018, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Co wants to establish an inland container depot in Athi River to deliver imported raw materials to its plant via the standard-gauge railway. Managing Director. Simon Peter Ole Nkeri. said the move could ease costs of finished products and make Kenya-made goods affordable in east Africa and competitive on the global stage. "We heavily rely on imported raw materials like clinker for the manufacture of cement. We are engaging the government on this issue and ar...

Maharashtra government plans to give away fly ash for free

15 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Following its adoption of the fly ash utilisation policy last year, the Maharashtra government is now planning to give away the material for free. At its first meeting held on Tuesday, the Fly Ash Council told the state power generation company, Mahagenco, to work out how to provide the material to industries within 100km of its power plant, according to The Indian Express. "It has been observed that industries are discouraged from buying fly ash because of high transportation cost. Giving...

Rapid screening

28 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Traditional screening methods to evaluate the quality of natural pumiceous pozzolans for cement production are not entirely compatible with a production process that requires a steady pace in the supply of high-quality raw materials. To help increase the speed of this evaluation, Cementos Progreso developed a rapid screening method using XRD analysis to determine the hydraulic activity index of pumiceous pozzolanic materials. By Luis Velásquez, Roberto Diaz, Carmela Barrientos and Elvis Garc...