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IEEE: welcome to Texas

06 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The 58th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference was held between 15-19 May 2016 at the Gaylord Texas Resort Centre in Grapevine, Texas, USA. Supported by a 176-stand exhibition, the event attracted more than 970 delegates from 28 countries and presented a wide range of technical papers as well as featuring panel discussions and tutorials. By ICR Research, UK. With 970 delegates from 28 countries, the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference could draw on a wealt...

Philippines: clinker delivery to Taiheiyo facility runs aground

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Bulk carrier MV Belle Rose was refloated last week having run aground on Monad Shoal off the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reports. Environmental activists have called on the ship’s owners to bear the cost of repairing the environmental damage caused when the ship struck the reef, which is a popular tourist destination. The ship was carrying 48,000t of clinker to the Taiheiyo Cement facility in Naga City.

Future-proofing fuel management

08 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The cement industry has been successfully embracing alternative fuels to co-fire or replace fossil fuels with many producers now achieving 80 per cent substitution or better. But bulk materials handling solutions to ensure a consistent fuel feed to the combustion process can be problematic. Saxlund International offers a fuel-processing solution that is not only reliable and efficient but also low in maintenance and cost effective. By Matt Drew, Saxlund International, UK. The cement i...

The SEACON project

01 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The SEACON project is a new research initiative into the production of an innovative concrete, containing high-chloride constituents (ie, cement, water and aggregates) in combination with non-corrosive reinforcement. This paper shows goals and preliminary results of one of its work packages. By Federica Bertola, Fulvio Canonico and Manuela Bianchi, Buzzi Unicem, Italy, and Antonio Nanni, University of Miami, USA. Figure 1: partners and collaborators of the SEACON project The SEA...

The SEACON project

01 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The SEACON project is a new research initiative into the production of an innovative concrete, containing high-chloride constituents (ie, cement, water and aggregates) in combination with non-corrosive reinforcement. This paper shows goals and preliminary results of one of its work packages. By Federica Bertola, Fulvio Canonico and Manuela Bianchi, Buzzi Unicem, Italy, and Antonio Nanni, University of Miami, USA. Figure 1: partners and collaborators of the SEACON project The SEA...

California’s changing climate

23 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The US state of California has long been a frontrunner in the development of legislation to curb CO2 emissions and climate change. This article explains the Golden State’s regulatory approach and gives it a regional and global context. By Stephen J Orava and Clinton R Long, King & Spalding, USA. California has an extensive approach when dealing with GHG gases in the cement industry As the eighth largest economy in the world, the US state of California has emerged as an important...

Sri Lanka: Holcim Lanka inaugurates new transport model

11 May 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim subsidiary Holcim Lanka has begun operations of a new ship-to-rail road hybrid model for the transportation of its raw materials. The state railway will transport Holcim cement related raw materials by rail from the Eastern port of Trincomalee to the Mahawa railway station where the company's dedicated trucks will then transport the materials to the Puttalam Cement Works Plant. Holcim Lanka Procurement and Logistics Director, Charith Wijendra, said: "It is critical we pro...

The US AF evolution

09 May 2016, Published under Cement News

While alternative fuel use in the USA has risen at a significantly lower rate than its European counterpart, the increasing awareness and support for circular economy principles and alternative ways of disposing of various types of waste are resulting in an important change. This enables an increased flow of alternative fuels to the cement industry and generates a call for high-quality process engineered fuel. By Evolution Environmental Group, USA. Figure 1: linear vs circular economy...

Colombia: Cementos Argos will process 2.5m tyres at its Bogotá plant

13 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Following an agreement with the local government of Bogotá, Colombian cement manufacturer Cementos Argos will recycle 2.5m used car tyres to fuel its cement production. According to the president of Cementos Argos, Juan Esteban Calle, the company's Planta Rioclaro factory is capable of processing 20,000tpa of tyres, which amounts to 1.5m units. Calle also added that Cementos Argos is willing to handle 65 per cent of this type of waste management in Colombia, which not only provides en...

WHR in island mode

14 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Turkey-based Aslan Çimento AS has commissioned a 7.5MWe waste heat recovery (WHR) project designed to operate in ‘island mode’ to ensure continuous clinker production irrespective of fluctuations in supply from the national grid. By Ilyas Kabayel, Aslan Çimento AS, Turkey. Figure 1: waste heat recovery system in a cement plant New suspension preheater (NSP) kilns include multi-stage preheaters and precalciners to preprocess raw materials before they enter the kiln, as well as an...