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January 2018

The January issue includes our annual outlook for global cement markets, contributed by Imran Akram of IA Cement, as well as a regional report on the cement industry in the CIS. This includes a plant tour of LafargeHolcim’s recently upgraded plant in Volsk, Russia. Technical features cover cement terminal design, automation and process control, additives and grinding aids, alternative fuels, air pollution control, plant maintenance, and storage facilities.

The issue also includes interviews with Ahmad Ghassan Al Khaled, CEO of Kuwaiti cement producer, ACICO Group, and Per Mejnert Kristensen, President of FLSmidth’s Cement Division.


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Keynote: Elusive Growth
Imran Akram, IA Cement, looks at the cement industry in 2018.

Cement in the CIS
Alexander Ignatov, Ignatov & Co. Group, analyses the largest cement markets in the CIS.

Launching a New Line
Alexander Sharonov, LafargeHolcim, discusses the construction of a new line at LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Volsk.

The Keys to Successful Terminal Design
Javier Martinez Goytre, GlobBULK Consulting, outlines the key points to consider in cement terminal design.

It’s not a Small Project
Jens Büschl and Oliver Kurtnacker, Axians, explore the world of automation, and the best ways to make it smarter.

Displaying the Benefits
Joel Benzing, Eaton, details the application of dashboards in electrical equipment operation.

Fuzzy Logic: Anything but Old Fashioned
Tim Fröhlich and Tobias Wehry, OPTERRA Zement GmbH, and Dirk Schmidt, KIMA Echtzeitsysteme, describe the application of advanced mill control systems at the OPTERRA Karsdorf cement plant in Germany.

Improving Strength with a New Grinding Aid
Denise A. Silva and Richard Sibbick, GCP Applied Technologies Inc., discuss testing of a new grinding aid and early-strength enhancer for cements.

A Market for Waste
Rod Savage, International Waste-to-Energy, discusses the global refuse-derived fuels (RDF) markets.

A New Year for Alternative Fuels
Peter Streinik, UNTHA, asks what 2018 will hold for alternative fuel production.

Economical RDF
Joachim Wunsch, ALBA Nordbaren, answers questions on the company’s new RDF plant and the Linder Polaris 2800 single-shaft shredder at its heart.

Success in the Sands of Kuwait
World Cement speaks to Ahmad Ghassan Al Khaled, CEO of Kuwait-based building materials company, ACICO Group.

Effective DSI
Ian Saratovsky, Gerald Hunt, and Martin Dillon, Lhoist North America, discuss the critical criteria contributing to dry sorbent injection system effectiveness.

The Battle against Corrosion
Greg Odenthal, International Technical Ceramics LLC, and Steve Williams, JC Industrial Services, summarise baghouse corrosion and provide a solution for its elimination.

Data-Driven Decisions
Lana Erickson, BinMaster, describes the available options for holistic inventory management.

Five Minutes With... Per Mejnert Kristensen
President of the Cement Division, FLSmidth.


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