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July 2017

The most prominent feature of World Cement’s July issue is the annual World Review: a round up of contract news, updates on plant expansions/modernisations, new plant construction projects from the past 12 months in the cement industry. This year, each section also features an introduction by Contributing Editor, Paul Maxwell-Cook, providing an insight into the economy and industry of the region. Additionally, the issue includes a number of technical articles, with contributions from McInnis Cement, Martin Engineering, LafargeHolcim, and Calmetrix.


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Jim Braselton, McInnis Cement, Canada, reveals the first maritime industrial project in the South Bronx, New York city, in more than 50 years.

The Art of Silo Cleaning
John Hodson, Cardox, UK, details the silo cleaning process at the Al-Ain cement plant.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Brad Pronschinske, Martin Engineering, USA, looks at how repositioning clinker cooler air cannons can lead to safer maintenance and longer equipment life.

Tackling Templates
Oliver Kurtnacker, Axians IT Solutions GmbH, Germany, explains the benefits of using a template to facilitate software and process control.

Moving Towards Automation
Paul Sandberg and Marc Zacharias, Calmetrix, USA, explain the benefits of moving towards automated sulfate optimisation of portland-based cement.

A Centurion from Wickede
Jonathan Rowland, Editor of World Cement, visited HEKO at its headquarters in the German town of Wickede, as the company geared up to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

A Part of the Community
Mike Langan, LafargeHolcim, USA, details the modernisation project that took place at the company’s Ada Cement plant in Oklahoma.

Keep on Rolling
Holger Hübing, Bosch Rexroth, Germany, describes the switch from electromechanical drives to hydraulic direct drives on an Austrian cement producer’s high pressure grinding rolls.

Turn Up the Heat
Renata Favalli, Rodrigo Ferronato, Luis Filipe Fabiani, and Luiz Felipe de Pinho, Dynamis Eng. Com. Ltd, Brazil, and Ricardo Pupim and Mário Interlenghi, Votorantim Cimentos S/A, Brazil, examine the installation of a new burner at the Rio Branco plant.

World Review: Introduction
World Cement Editor, Jonathan Rowland, and Contributing Editor, Paul Maxwell-Cook, introduce this year’s World Review with a brief overview of the current state of the global economy.

  • Africa and the Middle East
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe and CIS
  • North America
  • Central and South America

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