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February 2019

The February issue of World Cement includes a special feature on digitalization within the cement industry, including technical articles from SAP and Emerson Automation Solutions, as well as a Guest Comment from CEMEX that looks at the company’s roll out of digital solutions. The regional report from IHS Markit looks at the Southeast Asian construction market, while technical features include a case study describing the upgrade of grinding circuit at Nuh Çimento in Turkey, a discussion of the benefits of feed-forward kiln control, and how the use of a split bearing solution can reduce repair time on bucket elevators. Finally, we spend Five Minutes with Claude Loréa, Cement Director at the Global Cement and Concrete Association.

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Guest Comment
Ana Santos explores CEMEX’s digital future.

Cement Director, Global Cement and Concrete Association.

A Strong Market
Scott Hazelton and Hossam Abougabal, IHS Markit, present an outlook for construction markets in Southeast Asia.

Seeking Differentiation
Folkert Haag, SAP, explains why an increasing number of cement producers are pursuing intelligent enterprise solutions.

All Mapped Out
Adi Goldman, Emerson Automation Solutions, explains how acoustic measurement and 3D mapping technologies support accurate silo inventory management and improve safety.

Freshly Ground
Ilker Avci, Nuh Çimento, and Oral Türesay, KHD Humboldt Wedag, introduce the addition of grinding circuits at a cement plant in Turkey.

Alternative Energy
Dr Dominik Aufderheide and Dr Luigi Di Matteo, DI MATTEO Group, examine a full modular approach to calciner feeding with alternative fuels.

Creating Stability in Kiln Operation
Kim Gentzlinger, Bridge Gap Engineering, investigates the benefits of feed-forward control in kiln operation.

Optimising Operations
Waldemar Kasdorf and Viktor Penner, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, discuss how a second-generation burner offers long-term flexibility and efficiency.

Make It New
Sergei Sheptalin, JSC HC Sibcem, discusses the update of a rotary kiln at Krasnoyarsk Cement.

Sealing the Deal
Anis Haider, ITECA SOCADEI, discusses the installation of graphite block seal technology at a cement plant in southern California.

Weighing In
Matt Morrissey, Siemens, explores weighing technology and control systems as a solution for concrete plant design.

The Incredible Bulk
Lars Orzelkiewicz, ENVEA - SWR engineering, examines bulk material measurements in cement plants.

Keeping Up with the Capacitance
Simone Hadraschek, UWT, analyses the sensor technology available for capacitance level measurement in cement and concrete manufacturing.

Split Solutions
Ryan Fernandes and Fabiana Maggico, The Timken Co., explore how a split bearing solution for bucket elevators can reduce repair time.

Advanced Protection
Chris Carmody, AESSEAL, explains how selecting the right mechanical seals can offer a quick and low-cost way to maximise the efficiency of equipment and minimise downtime.

Five Minutes With... Claude Loréa

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