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April 2010

April is another big month for conferences, so this issue includes previews of both bauma 2010 and the AFCM Conference, which will take place in Danang, Vietnam. To coincide, the Regional Report will study South East Asia with particular focus on Vietnam. Also in this issue are articles on gears, drives and lubrication, powering a cement plant and bagging and packing.

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Green Productivity in the Cement Industry
Preview of the 22nd AFCM Technical Symposium and Exhibition, to be held in Danang, Vietnam.

Impressive Growth
Nguyen Huu Quang, HMCJC director, Hoang Mai Cement Joint-stock Company, Vietnam.

Expansion > Overcapacity
David Hayes reports on the cement industry in Vietnam.

Leading the Way
Vincent B. Castillo III, the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) Inc.

Vietnam: Present and Future
Sharad Nema, Technical Director of PEG India Cement Consulting Engineers.

Optimising Energy Consumption
Helmut König, Senior Engineer, Siemens AG, Germany.

Up-to-Date with Electrical Equipment
Viktor Stieger, ABB Switzerland Ltd, provides details on Qassim Cement Company’s electrical upgrades.

Powering Al Katrana
Pascal Freyburger, and Kishore Agarwal, Wärtsilä Power Plants.

Achieving Significant Investment Return
Dr M.R. Vaseghi and M.H. Azadi describe energy management at Khash Cement – Sistan & Baloghestan, Iran.

bauma 2010 Preview
Profiles of some of the companies exhibiting in Munich.

Roller Refurbishment
Dr Helmut Riegger, Vautid GmbH, Germany.

A First in Azerbaijan
HAZEMAG & EPR GmbH presents notes on the cement industry’s first crushing plant with a VARIOwobbler®.

Paying Attention to Packaging
Mikaël Strömbäck, Billerud, Sweden.

Acoustic Cleaners Aid Packing Plant Performance
Primasonics provides a brief summary of its role in optimising packing performance.

A Complete Onsite Solution
Chuck Zirkle, Director of Project Management, Onsite Technical Services, Philadelphia Gear Corporation, USA.

Time for a Spring Clean?
John Sander and Clay Calk, Lubrication Engineers, Inc., USA.

Reducing Water Demand
Bob Bruce, Charles Blow and Gary Murray, The NuGyp Corp., Canada.

Pipe-and-Spike Upgrade
D. Ravisankar, President, JK Cement Works, and Vivek Joshi, Director, Ionisation Filtration Industries Pvt. Ltd, India.

Fit for Purpose
Gérard Marchal describes the construction of Ecocem’s third GGBS production plant in Fos-Sur-Mer, France.

Accuracy and Autonomy
Anna Scholtyschik, Zünderwerke Ernst Brün GmbH (ZEB), Germany.

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