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KHD provides training to LafargeHolcim’s Volsk plant personnel

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World Cement,

KHD has provided a 6-day process training class to LafargeHolcim’s Volsk plant personnel at the Technological State University of Belgorod in Russia.

KHD and Belgorod University have maintained a long-lasting cooperation since the installation of 6 STIMULEX training units at the university almost ten years ago. The training equipment is used for both student education and commercial process training for the Russian market, and is partly offered and managed by KHD’s Moscow office.

The number of SIMULEX units was increased from six to twelve for the Volsk training class, and the software was also updated top the most recent model, which supports wet, semi-wet and dry processes. The SIMULEX model for semi-wet processes was developed specifically for the Volsk project, in order to simulate the plant production conditions realistically. Besides providing the entire model for LafargeHolcim, the model will also be used for future training and service for other semi-wet cement manufacturers.

Ten plant operators, shift supervisors, as well as process engineers from LafargeHolcim participated in the class. The training programme started by introducing the components of a semi-wet plant, then plant operation was simulated using KHD’s SIMULEX. With the guidance of the KHD team, the trainees learned to handle the various challenges posed by semi-wet operation. At the end of the class, all participants were able to successfully run the entire plant – from cold/shutdown condition to full capacity.

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