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January 2020

The January issue of World Cement begins with a look at the state of the cement industry in Russia & Eastern Europe. It then provides an overview of the predicted industry trends for 2020 before moving onto technical topics, such as: Grinding & Milling, Clinker Cooling, Maintenance & Wear Protection, Software, Automation & Process Control and more.


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Five Minutes with Jan Kjaersgaard

REGIONAL REPORT: RUSSIA & EASTERN EUROPE

Eastern Europe's Financial Future
Scott Hazelton and Hossam Abougabal, IHS Markit, share their economic outlook for the construction industry in Eastern Europe.

2020 OUTLOOK

2020 Vision
Imran Akram, IA Cement, provides an overview of the expected demand prospects and economic trends of the global cement industry for 2020.

GRINDING & MILLING

The Era of Intelligent Mills
Fayez Bou Ghosn and Walid Abboud, ES Processing, explain how cement mill performance can be maximised through the use of artificial intelligence.

CLINKER COOLING

Handling The Heat
Giorgio Radaelli, RD42 Engineering, weighs up the benefits of high temperature clinker cooler de-dusting.

MAINTENCE & WEAR PROTECTION

Making Maintenence Managable
Filipe Apóstolo, Densyx, introduces new methods for detecting electrical problems in motors and conducting predictive maintenance.

Waving Goodbye to Wear
Axel Jahn and Frauke Kretzer, Pollrich, discuss the types of wear on industrial fans, and the preventative measures that can avoid downtime and stoppages.

SOFTWARE, AUTOMATION AND PROCESS CONTROL

Let's Get Digital
Martin Provencher, OSIsoft, explains how the age of digital transformation could affect the cement industry.

Prioritising Productivity
Rob Becker, Command Alkon, explains how the digitalisation of the construction industry could be the solution to low levels of productivity.

A Philosophy For the Future
Mike Isherwood, Doosan, explains smart solutions for growth and transformation.

AI Powering the Future of Cement
Henry Guo, Petuum, outlines how companies can adapt to Industry 4.0 and get to grips with AI in cement manufacturing.

GENERAL INTEREST

Song on Cement Song Zhiping, President of the World Cement Association (WCA), provides an overview of the development of the modern Chinese cement industry and the role of the WCA.


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