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December 2020

The December issue of World Cement begins by analysing the state of the Indian cement sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The issue then moves on to a Review of the global industry, and considers what the future holds. This is followed by technical topics including Environmental Control, Conveying, Silo Clean-out & Repair, and more.

This month's front cover is brought to you by STELA Laxhuber.


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REGIONAL REPORT: INDIA
The Impact On India
World Cement Contributing Editor, Paul Maxwell-Cook, looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the Indian construction and cement sectors.


INDUSTRY REVIEW
A Year In Review
Terry Pavlopoulos, Cement Business Advisory Ltd (CBA), provides an overview of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020 global cement industry and outlines both the key industry trends and issues currently facing cement producers.


COVER STORY
Home And Dry
Yves-Marc Schade, Stela Laxhuber, explains how low-temperature belt dryers can aid the efficient, low-emission drying of alternative, CO2-neutral fuels in the cement industry.


ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Better Baghouse Performance In 24 Hours
Steve Klein, IAC, outlines the techniques that can be used to modify baghouses for process improvement within 24 hours.

Bearing It In Mind
Dr John Irons, Halifax Fan UK, and Diane Wang, Halifax Fan China, outline how proper design and maintenance can help to ensure that rolling element bearings used for cement fans achieve a good service life.

 

The Right Way To Report
Rudi Muenster and John Russell, VIM Technologies, Inc., outline how the cement industry can leverage technology to ease the burden of semi-annual compliance reporting.

 

CONVEYING
A Clean Sweep
Chris Schmelzer and Alan Highton, Martin Engineering, and R. Todd Swinderman, RToddS Engineering, explain why factory-direct managed servicing is the best solution for effective conveyor belt cleaning.


SILO CLEAN-OUT & REPAIR
Overcoming Obstacles
David Fregez, Standard Industrie, explains how to tackle material buildup and blockages in the cement production process, whilst improving plant productivity, reducing cleaning costs, and lowering the risk of accidents.

Safe As Houses
Nigel Allen, Hycontrol, considers how silo protection systems could help site managers to test and maintain safety equipment in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


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