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April 2012

Our April issue focuses on materials handling from the kiln to the gate, including articles on topics such as storage systems. This issue also features articles on fan technology and additives. This month’s regional report looks at Southeast Asia, including a preview of some of this year’s exhibitors at the AFCM Technical Symposium. Paul Maxwell-Cook’s Industry Insight discusses the construction industry, infrastructure and cement sector in Bangladesh 40 years after independence.


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Cement News

Product News

15 Questions with Steve Coppinger

Bangladesh 40 Years On
Paul Maxwell-Cook looks at the challenges to infrastructure faced by Bangladesh since independence and the future prospects of its booming construction industry.

Evolution of the Southeast Asian Cement Market
Peter Hopper and Anuj Gupta, Strategic Decisions Group, Asia Pacific, provide an update on the growth of the cement industry in Southeast Asia.

Generating Energy in Thailand
Asia Cement PLC, Thailand, has launched a waste heat recovery and power generation project at its Pukrang Plant.

Southeast Asia Update
News and project updates from the Asean countries.

Preview: 23rd AFCM Technical Symposium
A preview of the technical sessions and some of the exhibitors at this year’s AFCM Technical Symposium.

Increasing the Efficiency
Joerg Schwingel, CMP AG, Germany, explains how high-pressure grinding can help to achieve optimal comminution with low energy consumption and wear.

Prehydration Sapping Strength
Raine Isaksson and Neil Taylor, Isaksson-Taylor Management Consulting, look at prehydration, how it is most commonly caused and some actions for reducing its harmful effects.

Mill Servicing for Optimum Performance
Ulrik Christensen and Jan Folsberg, FLSmidth, Denmark, outline the benefits of carrying out a detailed service inspection of vertical roller mills.

Roller Mill Developments
Pedro Guerrero Palma, ThyssenKrupp Polysius, Germany, explains how load conditions and component calculations can be used in the development of roller mills for large plants.

Particle Sizing for Sustainability
Alain Blasco and Henrique Kajiyama, Malvern Instruments, UK, outline the role that particle size analysis plays within the cement industry’s drive for sustainability.

Optimising Industrial Fan Performance
Jeremy Salisbury, Brammer UK, outlines the impact that misalignment, incorrect lubrication and poor maintenance can have upon the performance of industrial fans.

Changing the Recipe
J. Bogerd and P. Forni, Mapei SpA, Italy, discuss the activation of pozzolanic materials with specific cement additives.

Flowing Smoothly
Oded Rose, Flow Industries Ltd, USA, explains how a solution to a bulk materials flow problem at Nesher Cement’s Ramle plant was provided.

Recovering Lost Product
Hilal Saif Al-Dhamri, Oman Cement Company, Oman, and Karl T. Haugen, Haugen System AB, Sweden, describe the impact of cement spillages and the benefits of vacuum technology.

Materials Handling: Kiln to Mill
Barry Woodbine, Aumund Group, discusses the requirements of clinker transport and storage from the kiln to the mill.

Advanced Flat Storage
Heiko Buschmann, IBAU HAMBURG, Germany, provides an overview of developments in flat storage systems for cement.

Canon Blast
Jérémy Defreyne, Standard Industrie, France, reviews the advantages of using pneumatic air cannons to resolve build-ups.

Project Updates
Pietro De Michieli, Bedeschi SpA, Italy, details two recent projects in Latvia and Russia.

Regulating Clinker Quality
Selim Topbas, OYAK Bolu Cement, Turkey, discusses a raw meal optimisation project.

Crushing Contracts
Recent updates from Sandvik and its Chinese subsidiary, SHANBAO.


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