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June 2021

The June issue of World Cement begins with a review of the state of the cement sector in Western Europe and the US before moving on to cover a range of topics, including: Bagging, Packing, & Palletising, Level Measurement, Kiln Maintenance, Clinker Cooling & Conveying, Dust Control Systems, and Green Cement. This issue also includes a special item from FLSmidth which reviews the results of a recent industry survey, and a Fans Review feature looking at the latest news and developments from the Fans & Blowers sector.

This month's front cover is brought to you by Özek Makina.


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REGIONAL REPORT: WESTERN EUROPE & US

The View From Above
Nikolaos Antonopoulos, Jacky Kaub, & Martin Esguerra, Kayrros, explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on European & US cement production and discuss the benefits of using geospatial data to provide accurate production estimates.

BAGGING, PACKING & PALLETISING

The Best Of Bolivia
Bernd Lübbert, Claudius Peters, details the delivery of a customised extension for the Warnes packing and palletising plant in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

LEVEL MEASUREMENT

Answering The Probing Questions
Dave Wadsworth, Hycontrol, explains why vibrating probes could be the best choice for safety-critical level switch operations in cement silos.

COVER STORY

Keeping An Eye On Kiln Maintenance
Zeki Özek, Özek Makina Rotary Kiln Services, offers an insight into maintaining rotary kilns in the cement plant, and outlines the important checks to carry out in order to keep the kiln rotating.

CLINKER COOLING & CONVEYING

Getting Results In Russia
Jerome Friler, SATAREM, explores the design and implementation of a static outlet system for the planetary cooler of a customer in Russia, resulting in a more efficient kiln system.

Cool, Calm And Collected
Soundararaj, N., and Sethupathy, G., IKN, detail the supply of a new Pendulum Cooler to Dalmiapuram Cement in India in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DUST CONTROL SYSTEMS

Looking For Longer Life
Chris Polizzi, W. L. Gore & Associates, explains how a well-designed baghouse, quality filter bags, and a solid partnership between cement plant and supplier could help cement producers to achieve long, predictable bag life.

Smart About Spillages
Christer Magnusson, DISAB, outlines how dust and spillages in and around a cement plant can be managed, controlled, and prevented.

Clearing The Air
Nordic Air Filtration reveals how a cement plant in China was helped to reduce its emission levels while preserving production capacity through the use of a pleated bag system.

GREEN CEMENT

No Time To Waste
Yasushi Yamamoto, Taiheiyo Engineering Corporation, explains how a sewage sludge drying system using hot cement raw meal could be an economical, safe, and environmentally friendly solution for the treatment of waste materials.

GENERAL INTEREST

Connecting The Dots
Christelle Petiot, Hitachi High-Tech, discusses the role of connectivity in optimising cement and mineral analysis.

And our survey says...
FLSmidth shares the results of a recent survey investigating what cement professionals see as the biggest concerns facing the industry today.

Any way the wind blows: Fan News Round-Up
World Cement has gathered some of the latest news and technical updates from leading players in the Fans & Blowers sector.


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