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August 2021

The August issue of World Cement begins with a review of the Latin American cement sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The issue then moves on to cover a range of topics, including Grinding & Milling, Pyroprocessing, Sampling & Analysis, Digitalisation & Industry 4.0, Welding, and Maintenance.

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Latin America: Looking Ahead

World Cement Editor, David Bizley, analyses some of the leading economies in Latin America and reviews the state of their cement and construction sectors after a year of COVID-19.

Ready To Upgrade

Kaushik Ghosh, Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hanstein, and Dr.-Ing Jörg Oligmüller, Maschinenfabrik Köppern GmbH & Co., outline how existing grinding plants could be made more productive and energy efficient through the use of high pressure grinding rollers.


Daniel Rennie, Calix, explains how new technology is helping plants capture emissions directly from the precalciner, paving the way towards scalable CO2 capture for the cement industry.

Taking The Heat Off
Hans-Jorgen Nielsen, LV INTERNATIONAL, introduces a new concept for the design of a pyro system which enables the specific heat consumption of a cement kiln to be reduced, in order to achieve rates below 600 kcal/kg of clinker.

Reducing Reaction Time
Karsten Brink Floor, FLO2R, reviews the factors that plants need to consider when looking to prevent explosions from occurring in the cement pyro process.

Put To The Test

Oskar Cylkowski and Hans-Heinrich Reuter, TESTING Bluhm & Feuerherdt GmbH, outline the optimised laboratory testing processes of cement and mortar that allow human error to be significantly reduced and testing quality and quantity to be maintained.

Industry 4.0, Smart Plants And Sustainability

Max Tschurtschenthaler and Sanjit Shewale, ABB Process Industries, explain how digital applications, together with cloud and edge computing, can help manufacturers optimise performance, paving the way for smart, sustainable cement plants.

Warding Off Wear

Dr. Venugopal Thota and Marc Landragin, Welding Alloys, explain how advanced hardfacing alloys can enhance wear resistance and extend the life of cement grinding components.

Stacked Up
Gregory Shane Boston, S.B. Southern Welding, describes the process of manufacturing and installing a cement kiln stack.

Keeping An Eye On The Kiln

Jacob Becker Ryttergaard, FLSmidth, explores the vast potential offered by digitally-based, people-powered services such as online condition monitoring.

Splitting Opinions
Ian Breeze, Bowman International, explores the latest developments in split roller bearing design and the related maintenance advantages.

Sharing The Secrets To Success
World Cement spoke to Thomas Serr of Kalenborn International as the company celebrates its 100th Anniversary and shares the secrets to its longevity and success.

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