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August 2014

The August issue will feature a regional report on the Latin American cement industry, comprising case studies from technology providers and an introduction to the cement sector in the Dominican Republic by the Executive Director of the Dominican Cement Producers Association. In addition, Cementos Argos, Colombia, and Domicem, Dominican Republic, outline developments at their cement facilities. The issue also looks at alternative fuels, process control and automation, pyroprocessing and more…

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Growing Towards a Sustainable Future
Julissa Baez, Executive Director, Dominican Cement Producers Association, Dominican Republic, provides an overview of the country’s cement industry, which has experienced significant growth over the last few decades.

Optimising Operations in Colombia
Héctor Guillen, Cementos Argos, Colombia, outlines new installations and modernisation projects taking place at a number of the company’s Colombian facilities.

Domicem: Going Green in the Dominican Republic
Domicem, Dominican Republic, provides an overview of its Sabana Grande de Palenque plant, the location of this year’s Technical Congress FICEM plant tour visit.

Processing Solid Fuels
Joaquim Costa Ferreira, Dynamis, Brazil, presents a new gasifier that facilitates the use of solid fuels in low temperature processes.

Drive Technology in Cuba and Guatemala
Alexander Gshibowski and Horst Bloßfeldt, Vakoma®:, Germany, discuss the design and installation of gear units and drive technology for customers in Cuba and Guatemala.

Upgrading in Russia
Martin Baechler, FLSmidth MAAG Gear, Switzerland, outlines the replacement of the wet process line at the Holcim cement plant in Shurovo, Kolomna – Holcim (Rus) CM OAO.

Quality Management for Alternative Fuels
Dirk Lechtenberg, MVW Lechtenberg, Germany, discusses the importance of quality management and quality assurance for the use of alternative fuels.

Handling Alternative Fuels
Johannes Scherleitner, Geroldinger, Austria, outlines a turnkey solution for the handling of alternative fuels at bulk logistic plants.

Enhancing Burner Momentum
Tahir Abbas and Michalis Akritopoulos, Cinar Ltd, UK, discuss the role of kiln and calciner burners in delivering the best performance for kiln stability, emissions and product quality.

Beneficial Back-Up Bricks
Peter H. Trane and Niels I. Jacobsen, Skamol A/S, Denmark, outline how diatomite insulating bricks can be used as an effective insulating layer in rotary kilns.

State-of-the-Art Cooling Technology
Kevin Hughes, Balazs Lebenszky and Claudiu Iorga, Holcim Alesd, Romania, and Edgar Brüls and Bernard Muller, Magotteaux International SA, Belgium, report on the revamping of the reciprocating grate cooler at the Holcim Alesd plant, Romania.

Building a Sustainable Expert System
Joju Jacob and Christian Rytter, FLSmidth, Denmark, outline the development of a new expert system solution and its implementation at the Hope cement plant.

Promoting Advocacy
Tim Kuebler, Chief Government Affairs Officer, Titan America, USA, discusses the vision and work of the company’s Advocacy Team and the importance of promoting sustainable solutions for the construction industry.

Virginia Zuloaga, Social Media Manager, Loesche GmbH, Germany, discusses the company’s approach to social media and the experiences and opportunities that have arisen from using online platforms.

Linking Sustainability and Business Value
Dr Adrian Vaida, Independent Sustainability Researcher, considers the financial factors impacting sustainability and asks how the cement industry can strengthen the relationship between sustainability and business value.

Hidden Costs
Paul Edwards, Compressed Air Consultants, USA, compares the potential differences in costs between compressor company audits and those performed by independent firms.

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