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Keeping an eye on moisture

03 May 2013, Published under Cement News

In concrete batching plants the online measurement of moisture in raw materials allows more precise control of the batching process. Scantech International has developed the TBM260, a new system for measuring the moisture content of material in bins, a trial for which was conducted at the Holcim Darra plant in Queensland, Australia. By Steve Louden, Holcim (Australia) Pty & Ken Smith, Scantech International Pty Ltd, Australia. Figure 1: installation of microwave antennae on the throat...

Stepping towards sustainability

16 January 2013, Published under Cement News

South Africa has a strong cement industry that is now remodelled with many new plants and high standards of cement production. Cheap imports, skilled labour shortages and a lack of government funding still frustrate local producers, but research into lower emissions and more sustainable products continues. By Hanlie Turner, Cement & Concrete Institute, South Africa. The thriving metropolis of Cape Town, South Africa The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) has reported YoY growth ...