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December 2017

The December issue of World Cement includes a feature on the Pakistani cement industry by our editor, Jonathan Rowland, as well as an interview with Alok Sanghi, Director of Indian cement producer, Sanghi Industries. We also include plant tours of Carmeuse’s new lime plant in Oman, as well as Lafarge Africa’s Mfomosing expansion in Nigeria. Technical cover alternative fuels, refractories, storage facilities, automation, and environmental compliance.

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Sunny, But with a Chance of Rain
Jonathan Rowland, World Cement Editor, reports on the cement industry in Pakistan.

Playing its Part
World Cement talked with Alok Sanghi, Director of Sanghi Industries Ltd, India, about the potential of India’s cement industry.

Opening Up Oman
Bernard Maiter, Carmeuse, Belgium, reports on the company’s latest joint venture in Oman.

Breaking New Ground
Abdel-ileh Chouar, LafargeHolcim Africa, introduces the Mfamosing cement plant in Nigeria.

From Local to Global
Lars Jennissen, N+P International, The Netherlands, looks at how the market for the production, import, and export of alternative fuels is changing.

Unlocking Productivity Potential
David Campain, FLSmidth, USA, demonstrates how automated fan systems can improve business productivity.

Adapting to the Conditions
Makoto Ohno, Hitoshi Toda, Hitoshi Chiba, and Fumihito Ozeki, Mino Ceramic Co. Ltd, Japan, examine the development of magnesia-spinal bricks to cope with the changing atmosphere in rotary kilns.

Prevention Through Design
Bill Allen, Blastcrete Equipment Co., USA, explains how to lower costs with equipment designed for safety.

Around the Bend
Charles Williston, HammerTek, describes how pneumatic deflection elbows cut wear, dust, and offload time for a bulk project contractor.

The Right Choice
Ingmar Holst, Claudius Peters Projects GmbH, Germany, analyses the delivery of a 10 000 t expansion chamber cement storage silo to Mawlamyine cement plant in Myanmar.

All Mixed Up
Peter Paone and Lauren Daitzman, Bridge Gap Engineering, USA, discuss blending issues encountered in cement plants.

A Roadtrip to AI
Thomas Bergmans and Dirk Schlemper, Inform GmbH, Germany, look at the role of artificial intelligence in optimising cement logistics.

Implementing CEMS Best Practices
Eric Wiley, Trinity Consultants, USA, explains best practices for CEMS at cement plants.

Does Your Baghouse Have What It Takes?
Matt Devitt, BWF Envirotec, considers how to heighten the cleaning efficiency of the baghouse.

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