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The Loesche Training Centre hosts its Second Technical Seminar

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World Cement,

After a successful first seminar in 2012, the Loesche Training Centre organised a Second Technical Seminar in October 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The seminar offered the opportunity to join a network of experts, gain industry knowledge and establish contacts within the cement industry. More than 40 people, comprising customers, suppliers and colleagues from subsidiaries, attended the two-day event.

The seminar was organised by Theodora Bruns and the Loesche Training Centre team. Dr Daniel Strohmeyer of the Process Technology Department, Loesche GmbH, moderated the sessions. Nine lecturers presented an up-to-date overview on the process and operation of a Loesche mill, its hydraulic system and the latest developments in classifier technology. Specific attention was paid to wear, repair and spare parts for Loesche mills. Lectures on oil quality, oil sampling and new cement types were also included.

The first presentation was given by Prof Dr Albrecht Wolter from the Technical University Clausthal and subsequently Dr Wolter presented an overview on the European standardisation of ternary cements. In the following presentation, Christian Ruthenberg, Technical Trainer at Loesche and co-organiser of the seminar, discussed the processing and operating of a Loesche mill. Carsten Heine from OilDoc GmbH gave an overview of different oil qualities and explained the importance of oil analyses and of correct oil sampling. Dirk Grube of the Loesche Design Department started the afternoon session, which focused on hydraulic systems in a Loesche mill. Subsequently, Dr Wolfgang Hahmann, HYDAC Technology GmbH, gave a talk on hydraulic accumulators.

The end of the first seminar day featured a group activity called ‘World Café’ organised by Dr Regina Krammer, Loesche Training Center. The presenters hosted several panels where all delegates had the chance to discuss their own specific questions with experts and other customers.

Helmut Frieling, of the Loesche Design Department, opened the second seminar day with a presentation on the latest developments in classifier technologies. Following this, Hugo Meiring, Loesche Technical Field Service, explained how to carry out inspections at Loesche mills in a cement plant. After a second World Café session, Stefan Wölfel, Loesche Technical Field Service, concentrated on the wear and repair in mills. Finally, Oliver Rayen and Ralph Viebrock, Loesche Spare Part Sales, gave a talk on the lifetime and costs of different wear materials for grinding parts.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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