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December 2014

The December issue of World Cement features a plant tour of Semen Indonesia’s Tuban 4, a Keynote on ‘Financial Steering of Energy-Intensive Companies Using Hedging’ by Vattenfall, as well as a regional report on the Turkish cement sector. In addition to all of this, the issue also comprises articles on gears, drives and lubrication, materials handling, refractories and quarry rehabilitation.

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Keynote: Financial Steering of Energy-Intensive Companies Using Hedging
Christian Friesendorf, Head of Financial Risk Analysis, and Henrik Specht, Director Models & Methodology, Risk Management, Vattenfall, Germany, provide insight into risk management in the face of energy price volatility.

World Cement plant tour: Semen Indonesia Tuban 4
Katherine Guenioui toured the latest addition to Semen Indonesia’s Tuban facility and interviewed the company’s Director of Production, Mr Suparni.

Advanced Raw Mill Control
Mustafa Erbaltaci and Osman Oztürk, Kipas Cement, Turkey, and Christian Potocan and Dennis Köberich, SpectraFlow Analytics Ltd, Switzerland, discuss how the installation of online analysers improved raw mill control at Kipas Cement.

Raising The Bar
Mahmut Selekoglu, Energy Management & Energy Efficiency Consultant, Turkey, describes how energy management systems are helping to reduce costs and improve efficiency in the Turkish cement industry.

Tribology and Gear Reducers
Per Lykkebaek Larsen, Senior Product Manager, FLSmidth A/S, Denmark, outlines the importance of tribology and the practical execution of operation and maintenance for improving the performance and lifetime of gear reducers.

Reducing Mixed Machine Population
Christoph Krossing and Alexander Gshibowski, Vakoma®, Germany, outline how the installation of custom-made gears and drive systems can reduce mixed machine population for cement manufacturers.

Negotiating Curves
Josef Staribacher, Managing Director of Beumer Group Austria GmbH, explains how the company provided a pipe conveyor solution that led to operational gains at SCHWENK Zement KG, with minimal disruption and without any material loss.

Dynamic Dosing
Dr Dominik Aufderheide and Dr-Ing. Luigi Di Matteo, DI MATTEO Group, Germany, discuss the development of a new modular system architecture for the accurate and efficient dosing of bulk materials.

Quick Fixes
Ryan Grevenstuk, Flexco, USA, outlines the top ten belt conveyor challenges that can be identified with a simple visual inspection, what problems they can cause, and how to fix them in a short period of time.

Improving Chain Performance
Thomas Wagner, FB Ketten Austria, describes the overhaul of the portal scraper reclaimers at Lafarge’s Wössingen plant in Germany, which resulted in improved wear life and performance.

Innovative Refractory Mixes Technology
Uwe Schneider, Solnhofer Portlandzementwerke, Germany, and Roland Krischanitz and Peter Fritsch, RHI AG, Austria, discuss how new refractory mixes technology can help to improve service life in the most critical areas of the kiln.

Effect of Alkali-Impregnation on Refractory Castables
Loïc André, HEPHA, France, outlines the behaviour of two alkali-resistant castables before and after alkali impregnation.

Aggregates to Oranges
Juan Carlos Marín, Prebetong Áridos – Votorantim Cimentos, Spain, outlines the rehabilitation of the company’s Cortijo Nuevo (Seville) gravel pit through landscape integration and the planting of organic citrus trees.

Online Operation
Zhang Jing, CNBM International Engineering Co., Ltd, China, explains how the online management of a cement plant can improve efficiency, reduce costs and optimise the production process.

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