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August 2019

The August issue of World Cement begins with a review of the cement and construction sectors in Latin America. The issue then moves on to cover Grinding & Milling, Preheaters/Precalciners & Kilns, Gears, Drives, Bearings & Motors, Waste Heat Recovery, Environmental Control, and Digitalisation.

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Five Minutes... with Dr Caroline Woywadt
Director – Process Technology, Gebr. Pfeiffer

Regional report: Latin America

Latin American Miscellany
Commissioning Editor Paul Maxwell-Cook considers the situation in this increasingly volatile region.

VRMs, ball mills & roller presses

Making Your Grind Up
Moisés Nunez, Cemengal, explores clinker grinding flexibility.

Preheaters/precalciners & kilns

Ramp It Up
Heather Harding, Bricking Solutions, explores custom-engineered kiln access ramps.

Standing Tall
Syed Suhail Akhtar and John Goetz, LafargeHolcim, and Dr Tahir Abbas and Dr Naminda Kandamby, Cinar, discuss one of the world’s largest cement plants.

Gears, drivers, bearings & motors

Going Steady
Carlos Jorge, CMD Gears, introduces a solution dedicated to kiln drive.

Down In Tasmania
Thorsten Sienk presents a case study of EMZ’s slip ring motors at a cement plant in Australia.

Waste heat recovery

Generating Green Power and Heat
Andrea Barbon, Turboden, explores a smart combination between electric power and heat for district heating.

Environmental control

A Hybrid Solution
Dr Stephen Firth, Servomex, explains how a new hybrid analysis solution boosts cement production capability.

Teaming Up
Peter Collins, W. L. Gore & Associates UK Ltd, and Steve Kearsey and Daniel Roberts, Breedon Group, present the results of a filter bag upgrade at Breedon’s Hope cement works.

Digitalisation & industry 4.0

Automation Verification
Teddy Keller, Command Alkon, discusses how safety and load verification happen with intelligent technology.

A Brave New World
Thomas Nagel talks to Jonathan Rowland, World Cement, about Claudius Peters’ latest steps into the digital revolution.

Embracing Industry 4.0
Oliver Pogmore, AVT Reliability, explores how embracing Industry 4.0 can help to improve reliability.

Driving Digital
World Cement talks to Donald Weir, Luc Rudowski, and Anne Bendzulla, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, about the challenges of digitalisation.

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