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December 2011

The final issue for 2011 is our Special Comminution Issue. This includes articles on turnkey projects, raw material crushing, wear resistance and grinding aids – amongst others. The Regional Report transports us to South East Asia, and a keynote article looks at the two archipelagos, the Philippines and Indonesia.

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Independence: 20 Years On
Paul Maxwell-Cook looks at the changes that have taken place in Turkmenistan over the last 20 years and its future prospects.

A Tale of Two Archipelagos
This article explores the similarities and differences between the cement industry in the Philippines and Indonesia.

An Expanding Industry
Dr Do Duc Oanh, Vietnam National Cement Association, gives an overview of the country’s cement industry.

Building Awareness of Sustainable Construction
Holcim Vietnam’s Sustainable Development Director, Nguyen Cong Minh Bao, explains how the company is building local awareness of sustainable development.

A Highly Automated Plant
ABB delivered and commissioned a fully integrated, state-of-the-art system for Drake Cement in Paulden, Arizona, USA. Luc Lemire provides details of the project.

Making Use of Waste Heat
Jan Theulen, HeidelbergCement, Global Environmental Sustainability and Fethi Keskin, Senior Project Manager, Akçansa, illustrate the installation of Turkey’s first WHR project.

Rising to the Challenge
Becky Schmidt, Williams Patent Crusher & Pulverizer Co. Inc., USA, presents a custom-designed solution to Monarch Cement’s kiln fuel production line concerns.

A Hammered Out Solution
Cory Booz and Mike Sexton, Wear Concepts, USA, discuss a case study concerning replacing secondary crusher hammers.

Sub-Contracting Suggestions
Daliang Chi and Gao Hongchang, Sinoma CBMI Construction Co., Ltd, China, highlight some essential conditions for the execution of a turnkey project when labour needs to be sub-contracted.

A Master Model
Thomas Hyttrek, Loesche GmbH, Germany, introduces a model-based predictive process optimisation for ecologically increasing plant performance in VRMs.

Safe and Flexible Loading
Stewart Wright, Wright Engineering, UK, describes the company’s engineering project for a power plant in England, which involved developing a new ball mill loading system.

Beating the Heat
Torsten Busch, Ashland Industries Europe GmbH, introduces a new additive that can help to improve the consistency of dry mortar performance in high temperatures.

Fine Grinding
Mike Sumner and Keith Marsay, Grace, examine ball mill optimisation when grinding aids are used.

Vertical Roller Mill for Verifiable Success
P. D’Arcangelo, M. Magistri, P. Recchi and P. Forni, Mapei SpA, Italy, demonstrate possible improvements to cement performance through the use of grinding aids in a vertical roller mill.

Improving On Nature
Roger Murrow, on behalf of Sandvik Mining and Construction, Sweden, introduces a VSI rotor programme to help boost aglime and sand production.

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