The April issue kicks off with a keynote article by AJ Jorgenson of The Manufacturing Institute, who outlines various steps that can be taken to tackle the skills gap in the US. Training initiatives in light of current cement plant needs are also discussed later in the issue by the VDZ and Cement Performance International Ltd. We turn to North America in this month’s regional report, as Lafarge outlines modernisation plans for the Ravena plant and 3L&T Inc. present’s a corrosion protection case study at Cemex Odessa. Environmental compliance and innovation, materials handling, coolers, lubrication and additives are among the other topics covered this month. The issue also features a tour of HeidelbergCement’s Norcem Brevik plant in Norway, including an introduction to the carbon capture test projects being carried out by the plant and its partners.
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Keynote: Tackling the Skills Gap
AJ Jorgenson, The Manufacturing Institute, USA.
Plant Tour: Norcem Brevik
Louise Fordham, World Cement, reports from the Norcem Brevik plant in Norway.
From Heritage Plant to Production Powerhouse
Craig Campbell and Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood, Lafarge North America Inc., USA.
Corrosion Protection at Cemex Odessa
Linas Mažeika, 3L&T Inc., USA.
HCl Control for MACT Compliance
William Ciro, PhD, Cemex, and Melissa R. Sewell, Lhoist North America.
Complying with New MACT Standards
Andy Winston, CLARCOR Industrial Air (formerly GE Air Filtration), USA.
Combatting Corrosion in the Cement Industry
Midwesco Filter, USA.
Reliable Kiln Inlet Gas Analysis
Dan Kietzer, SICK Process Automation, USA, and Siegfried Andraess, SICK MAIHAK GmbH, Germany.
SO2 Dry Scrubbing Systems
Thierry Allegrucci, Fives Solios, Canada.
Getting Back on Track
Ryan Grevenstuk, Flexco, USA.
Dust-Free Loading at Holcim Ste. Genevieve
David Beane and Nathan Browe, DCL, Inc., USA.
Reliable Clinker Handling
Fulvio Bassetti and Daniele Ricci, Magaldi Industrie S.r.l., Italy.
Selecting Rotary Feeders for Alternative Fuels
Kirk Morton, Precision Machine and Manufacturing Inc., USA.
Reaping the Rewards of Recirculation
Thomas Weiss and Reinhard Koehler, IKN GmbH, Germany, and John Carlill, Steetley Dolomite Limited, UK.
Keeping Your Clinker Cooler On Track
Sebastian Frie, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany.
Modern Training Demands
Alan Lorimer, Cement Performance International Ltd, UK.
Training and Development as a Factor for Success
Dr Stefan Schäfer, Christoph Seidensticker and Ludger Thomas, VDZ, Germany.
Turnkey Projects in Saudi Arabia
Frank Chambord, Fives FCB, France.
Open Gear Lubrication
Karl Bruno, Petron Corporation, USA.
Grinding Additives for VRMs: Myth or Reality?
Keith Marsay, W R Grace UK.
M. Magistri, Mapei SpA, Italy.
New Horizontal Seals in Ball Mills
Luis García, Motofrenos S.A.S, Colombia.
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