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February 2014

The February issue is jam-packed with case studies in the fields of comminution, materials handling and alternative fuels. The issue also includes features on online analysis, with articles by FLSmidth, FCT and ITECA, while a range of consultants talk us through projects carried out in Indonesia, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia. In addition, Paul Maxwell-Cook provides an insight into the cement industry in Southeast Asia – the focus of this month’s regional report, and Elkin Rodriguez Bolaño, Cementos Argos, discusses the modernisation of the company’s cement grinding plant in Surinam.

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Keynote: Getting the Most From Bio-Fuel
Frederick De Raedt, Alterros LLC, and John Kline and Charles Kline, Kline Consulting, discuss biogenic fuel processing in cement plants.

Mixed Fortunes in Southeast Asia
Paul Maxwell-Cook takes a look at the cement industry in the countries of Southeast Asia and considers the issues that affect this important and vibrant part of the world.

Don’t Get Caught in a Rathole!
Eric Maynard, Jenike & Johanson, Inc., explains the implementation of proper bin and transfer chute designs for a major cement plant expansion in Southeast Asia.

Grinding Optimisation in Surinam
Elkin Rodriguez Bolaño, Cementos Argos, Surinam, discusses the optimisation and modernisation of cement grinding at the Argos Surinam plant.

Client, Consultant and Contractor Relations
Tarik Baloglu, Austroplan Austrian Engineering GmbH, Austria, uses the Yanbu cement plant, Saudi Arabia, as a case study for the importance of good communication between client, consultant and contractor.

Project Funding for Energy Conservation
Piet Heersche and Dr Hans Wilhelm Meyer, Cemcon AG, Switzerland, outline the benefits of dedicated funding plans for cement plant projects, including energy conservation and CO2 reduction projects.

Double Roller Sizer Technology
Gianluca Bottacin, Bedeschi, Italy, discusses double roller sizer technology for raw material crushing.

Mill Protection with Anti-Wear Materials
Dina Ismagilova, ITW Polymers Europe, describes how advanced chemically bonded corundum ceramics protect vertical roller mills.

Resistor Repair and Replacement
Daniel Osborne, Hanson Ketton Cement, UK, reports on the replacement of a three-section resistor for a crusher at Ketton Cement plant.

System for the Use of Alternative Fuels in Cement Production
Wolfram Zschiesche and Karl Menzel, Vecoplan FuelTrack, Germany, outline a modular, future-oriented alternative fuel handling system for cement manufacturers.

Alternative Raw Materials in Cement Manufacturing
Dr S. P. Pandey, Dalmia, India, presents investigation methodology for facilitating the use of alternative raw materials in cement manufacturing.

Improving Sample Preparation
Steen Tokkesdal Pedersen and Roger Meier, FLSmidth, Denmark, look at the significance of quality control and process optimisation in cement production and introduce a new system for X-ray analysis.

Controlling Flyash and Blastfurnace Slag
Nick Absalom and David Rapson, FCT, Australia, discuss the analysis and control of flyash and blastfurnace slag in cement blends.

Online Quality Control Instrumentation
Anis Haider, ITECA, France, discusses the installation of online quality control instrumentation at the Jayajothi Cement plant, India.

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