The January issue of World Cement kicks off 2021 with a review of the cement sector in Russia and Eastern Europe before moving on to a global forecast for 2021. The rest of the issue focuses on a range of technical topics, include: Storage, Weighing Systems, Grinding & Milling, Clinker Cooling, Maintenance, Waste Heat Recovery, Filtration systems, and more.
This month's front cover is brought to you by Total Lubrifiants.
REGIONAL REPORT: RUSSIA & EASTERN EUROPE
Reporting On Russia
CMRPO provides an overview of the Russian cement industry, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and looks at prospects for future development of the sector.
Pavlo Kachur, Ukrcement Association, provides an update on the Ukrainian cement industry and outlines how the country plans to tackle increasing imports whilst maintaining its own production, jobs, and investments.
A Cause For Cautious Optimism
Imran Akram, IA Cement, reviews the impact of COVID-19 on the global cement sector and provides a forecast for recovery in 2021.
STORAGE & WEIGHING
Roy Smit, Van Aalst Bulk Handling, outlines the advantages of flat bottom silos and aerated floors for efficient cement storage.
In Favour Of Flat
Luis Sucre, Intechnik, discusses the benefits of flat horizontal storage for cement and reveals how the efficiency of stacking and reclaiming operations can be improved.
Keeping An Eye On Costs
Morgan Clarke, Mettler Toledo, explains how cement operations can avoid the hidden costs associated with truck-scale ownership.
GRINDING & MILLING
Time To Adapt
Dr Regina Krammer, LOESCHE GmbH, explains how the company adapted its practices in order to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic, and outlines how a shift towards the digital workplace could be beneficial to cement companies.
Getting The Right Balance
Hans Conrads, Promecon, outlines how new gas measurement technologies could help enable a more consistent and accurate gas flow balance in the clinker cooler, leading to a more efficient and sustainable cement making process.
Keep Your Cool
David Jansen, IKN GmbH, presents a case study of a clinker cooler upgrade project designed to improve performance and reduce fuel consumption at the LafargeHolcim plant in Val d’Azergues.
MAINTENANCE, WEAR PROTECTION, & WELDING
Repairs In Russia
Welding Alloys discusses a challenging kiln tyre repair project at a HeidelbergCement plant near Tula, south of Moscow.
WASTE HEAT RECOVERY
OPEX Your Mind
Marco Donghi, CTP Team, discusses the importance of considering OPEX when selecting Waste Heat Recovery systems for cement plants.
Keeping Up With Container Technology
Giorgio Radaelli, RD42, explains how the concept of containerisation has been applied to filtration systems and how this benefits cement plants.
Getting The BIM Picture
Jan Phillip Assman, thyssenkrupp, and André Karger, Siemens, present a case study outlining how the introduction of BIM methodology and 3D visualisation has allowed more consistent data handling and transparent communication for thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.
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