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Iskitim buys analyser for grinding department

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Russia-based Iskitimcement has purchased a RUB5m X-Supreme 8000 XRF bench top analyser for its grinding department laboratory. The analyser will be used to quickly and accurately determine the content of additives round-the-clock and adjust levels as necessary. The cement company’s central laboratory expects a KFK-3 photoelectric photometer to be used in the chemical analysis of cement and other materials under the GOS 5382-2019 standard before the end of the year, reports Esmerk Russian...

Powtech 2019: Laboratory equipment

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

RETURN TO MAIN MENU Carbolite Gero GmbH & Co KG Hall 1, Stand 552 Web: www.carbolite-gero.com Product: Rotating Horizontal Split Tube Furnace (RHZS) Cabolite Gero will show its new Rotating Horizontal Split Tube Furnace (RHZS). Rotating tube furnaces are used for continuous heat treatment of small sample volumes (approximately 1l to 10l) of powders or granulates, also under inert gas (eg calcinations). Carbolite's new 3 zone split tube furnace RHZS has a maximum operat...

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...

LafargeHolcim plans PLN150m investment in Kujawy

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim intends to invest PLN150m (US$42m) in alternative fuel-related projects in its Cementownia Kujawy cement works in Poland. The company will modify the clinker line to burn alternative fuels and improve product quality. The investment will also include the construction of new cement loading terminals and the launch of a fully-automated laboratory.

Lafarge opens Sagunto laboratory

29 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has inaugurated its first R&D laboratory in Europe at Sagunto, Spain. The centre, which is the company’s second in the world after its US facility in Houston, will research the use of cement in oil and gas wells. The laboratory will enable the company to carry out research under conditions of higher pressure, temperature and chemical agents that cement is subjected to at depths of 3000-5000m. Apart from developing new cements, the laboratory will also play a part in meeting cli...

Automation for Africa

18 July 2012, Published under Cement News

The importance and desire for automated systems in a cement plant in the developing world has to be balanced with the need of helping local employment and training staff in the understanding of process control. It is perhaps not the easiest of challenges to reconcile but the use of statistical process control could teach and advise employees of the best way to run the factory, supported by expert systems to assist correct adjustment decision-making. Cement factories in Africa now have...