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March 2012

Our March issue focuses on comminution. The range of topics includes the role of consultants, processing alternative fuels, and gears, drives and lubrication. This month’s regional report looks at China and Taiwan. Paul Maxwell-Cook’s Industry Insight gears up for the IEEE-IAS PCA Cement Industry Conference in San Antonio, Texas, with interviews with Corinne Prince-Fields and Clifton Stapleton.

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Setting the Scene for San Antonio
Paul Maxwell-Cook gears up for the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Conference in San Antonio, Texas, by talking to Corinne Prince-Fields and Clifton Stapleton.

Regional Report: China and Taiwan

Investing in China
José Teixeira de Freitas, China CEO, Cimpor Group, discusses the construction of a cement plant in Zaozhuang, China.

Hybrid Grinding Technology
Xueming Wang et al, Hefei Cement Research and Design Institute, China, outlines grinding process methods and technology within the Chinese cement industry.

Increasing Bag Life in China
Donaldson Membranes, USA, provides a case study on the introduction of Tetratex® filter bags in a Chinese cement kiln.

Cover Story: Cementing Relationships
Alex Kaufmann, ABB Switzerland Ltd, discusses the new cement production line no.7 project at Podilsky Cement.

A Technician’s Perspective
Bob Colombo, Petron Corporation, USA, explains how a technician judges open gear lubricants.

Playing the Numbers Game
John Sander, Lubrication Engineers Inc., USA, warns against basing the decision to purchase gear lubricants solely on price.

Finding the Perfect Match
Marcos Meinecke, Klüber Lubrication München KG, Germany, reveals why matching up an application with the correct lubricant can make all the difference.

Staying in Gear
Fabrice Ziegler, Novexa, France, tells how maintaining gear units can prevent equipment failure and lower maintenance costs.

Passing on EPC Experiences
Shixiang (Danny) Chen, AVIC International, China, evaluates practices in cement EPC project management.

Finding the Balance
Mark Mutter, Jamcem Consulting, UK, tells how short and long-term production imbalances must be analysed to improve ongoing plant performance.

Consultants: Gaining the Expert Edge
Frank Mischorr, FraMisUS LLC, USA, outlines the role that consultants play within a plant or project and the advantages that their involvement can bring.

Reception and Storage of Refuse-Derived Fuels
In an excerpt from the Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials Handbook for the Cement and Lime Industry, Dirk Lechtenberg, MVW Lechtenberg, Germany, describes the basic requirements and available technologies for the reception and storage of refuse-derived fuels.

The Practicalities of Handling Alternative Fuels
Frank Thomasberger and Harald Faber, Schenck Process Group, Germany, discuss the engineering and operational experience of using alternative fuels in the cement industry.

Particle Counting
Dr. Edwin Becker, Prüftechnik Condition Monitoring GmbH, Germany, discusses the latest developments in measurement and online monitoring of wear particles.

Advanced Engineering
Jan Schilling, FLSmidth, Denmark, discusses advanced project engineering for process control.

The Importance of Planning
Ricardo Inoriza, Beroa Iberia SA, Spain, describes the refractory lining installation project at Cementos Molins Industrial’s new line.

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