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March 2021

The March issue of World Cement begins with the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) providing an overview of the Indian cement sector. The issue then moves on to cover a range of topics, including Chains & Conveyosr, Silo Cleanout & Repair, Additives & Grinding Aids, Preheaters & Calciners, Fans & Blowers, and Software, Automation & Process Control.

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Moving With The Times
With the cement industry becoming more climate-conscious than ever, Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), India, describes how the Indian cement industry aims to move with the times and build a sustainable future for the country.

Building Better Bucket Elevators
Joost Keijzer, Muller Beltex, outlines solutions for retrofitting bucket elevators running with steel cord belts.

Picking The Bucket
Jimi Davidson, Sweet Manufacturing Company, describes the different technologies available for bucket elevators and explains how buyers can select the most valuable solutions to suit their specifications.

Making Chains Easy To Maintain
Dr. Oliver Mielenz and S. Staud, HEKO, discuss how reliable and maintenance-friendly chains and chain accessories are manufactured.

Let It Flow
James Swindlehurst, Primasonics, discusses the advantages that acoustic cleaners have over other cleaning and materials handling methods in terms of aiding material flow.

Coming To Your Aid
Emanuele Gotti, Anand Subramanian, and Davide Padovani, Mapei SpA, outline how cement producers can optimise the dosage of grinding aids in VRMs.

High Hopes
Tahir Abbas and Michalis Akritopoulos, Cinar Ltd, and Ed Cavanagh and Stephen Kearseay, Hope Cement, discuss how a kiln and preheater optimisation project helped Hope Cement Works to reduce build-up and emissions issues, whilst achieving a higher thermal substitution rate of alternative fuels.

Custom-built Convenience
Pete Worth, Air Control Industries, discusses the advantages of commissioning well-designed custom fans and outlines their applications in the cement sector.

Industry 4.0: Leading Change
Marco Rovetta, CTP Team, discusses the emergence of Industry 4.0, its applications, and the benefits for industrial equipment such as bag filters.

Talking Tech In Texas
Juliano de Goes Arantes, Rockwell Automation, outlines how a Texas cement plant experienced increased production, stability, energy savings and quality benefits through the use of MPC technology in its dry kiln automation project.

The APC Advantage
Ryan Koorts and Gregor Schuetz, ABB, show how advanced digital solutions can stabilise and optimise production processes for increased output, lower fuel consumption, longer refractory life, and improved, more consistent quality.

From Small Beginnings...
Oliver Kurtnacker, Axians IAS, looks at the impact of the global pandemic on businesses in the bulk materials sector and considers the long-term changes to the way they operate.

Perfecting Kiln Performance
Ighnatios Maatouk and Fayez Boughosn, ES Processing, outline how Advanced Process Control and AI solutions could help optimise cement plant performance, improve kiln operation and clinker quality, and reduce plant energy consumption.

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