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February 2011

The February issue features a Regional Report on GCC and Maghreb countries, including a special report on Morocco from Paul Maxwell-Cook. The issue then goes on to examine materials handling technologies, issues of refractory management and plant maintenance. It also includes a special interview with KHD, looking at the company’s plans for the future.

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Spotlight on Morocco
Paul Maxwell-Cook looks at the country’s efforts to reduce poverty and increase employment, and the effect of these measures on cement demand.

Navigating Global and Regional Demand
Fahem A.Y, Aal Abdulla, UAE Representative for AUCBM and General Manager, Ras al Khaimah Co. for White Cement & Construction Materials, presents his study on global and local market scenarios.

A New Player in Saudi Arabia
Fahad Al Resheedi, HCC Plant Manager, Hail Cement Company, Saudi Arabia, briefly introduces the new plant and outlines its ambitions for the future.

Sit Down Session With KHD
WORLD CEMENT met with KHD to discuss the company’s worldwide operations and prospects.

Grinding It Out
Dr. Heinz-Ulrich Schaefer, Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik, Germany, reveals how sustainable development in grinding technology can contribute to efficient mill performance.

Following the Leader
Christoph Schroeder, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, reveals how demonstrable leadership can ensure the safety of contractors.

Retrofits and Upgrades
Barry Woodbine, Aumund Group, Germany, explains the benefits of rebuilding and repairing cement plant equipment.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Andy Marti, Martin Engineering, USA, demonstrates how using air cannons to remove preheater buildup can improve flow efficiency.

Peristaltic Pump Evolution
Todd Loudin, Larox Flowsys, USA, describes new design ideas that are making significant improvements to the operation and durability of peristaltic pumps.

Brick by Brick
George Toole, Bricking Solutions, USA, on the basic steps to successfully managing a refractory outage.

Innovation in Monolithic Refractory
Refractarios Alfran S.A., Spain, describes how the increased use of alternative fuels poses special challenges for refractory materials in terms of the characteristics required and the drying out procedure.

Generation Next
Dr Richard Salisbury, Thermoteknix, UK, explains the development and testing of a new kiln shell scanner.

Online CMS - Value for Money?
Robert Schmaus, Prüftechnik Condition Monitoring GmbH, Germany, outlines the benefits of applying online condition monitoring systems.

Mill Spotting Drive Application
Doug Phares and Paul Blaiklock, TMEIC GE, USA, discuss the replacement of an old spotting system with a new drive-based system on three grinding mills.

Getting It Right
Wolfgang Faust, Teutrine, Germany, describes the successful installation of a rotary kiln.

Wear It Well
Dr. Gary Heath, Castolin Eutectic, provides an insight into means of increasing VRM performance with new wearfacing technologies.

Repair Lubrication: Q&A
A quick Q&A with Marcos Meinecke, Klüber Lubrication München KG, Germany.

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