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May 2018

The May issue of World Cement includes a regional report on North America: Ad and Marcia Ligthart discuss the past and future developments of US cement terminals, and William Jerald of Cal Portland discusses energy efficiency within select US cement plants. Technical features include materials analysis, software automation and process control, chains, filters and baghouses, and preheating and precalcining. World Cement leads a backing and packing Q&A with three leading cement companies while the five minutes with feature sees World Cement interviews John Stull, CEO of US LafargeHolcim.

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A New Wave of Terminals
Ad Ligthart and Marcia Ligthart, Cement Distribution Consultants, discuss the past and future developments of US cement terminals.

Be an Energy Star
William Jerald, CalPortland, discusses energy efficiency in select US plants.

Get Your Motor Running
Jochen Däumler and Heinz Hollet, Siemens, discuss electric motor use within the cement industry.

Improve Gears with ADI
Mika Lamsa and Mathias Loewen, SEW Eurodrive, discuss the effective replacement of aging girth gears.

A Guide to Girth Gear Lubricants
Don Howard, Bel Ray Calumet, discusses the selection of fluid lubricants for tube or horizontal grinding mill girth gears and pinions.

The Greatest Problem
Emir Adiguzel, World Cement Association, argues that overcapacity is a still a major problem for the global cement industry.

Intelligent Bagging & Packing
World Cement asked three leading companies how trends in automation and Big Data were impacting the bagging, packing, and dispatch of cement.

Optimising American Performance
Giuliamaria Meriggi, Boldrocchi, discusses the implentation of equipment to improve performance and lower cost in a number of US case studies.

Filtering Out the Options
Peter Harfmann, Lydall Gutsche GmbH, disusses different filter applciations for use in cement production.

The Unsung Heroes of Cement
Oscar Garay, AAF International, discusses the importance of nuisance bags in the running of an efficient cement plant.

Defeating the Dust Bottleneck
Eduardo Sauto, Gorco, discusses how to reconfigure bag filters to improve capacity.

Use Bypass Dust, Reduce Energy Cost
Christian Steinbinder, BHS-Sonthofen, describes the improved performance of a new belt filter.

After the Chain Breaks
Ray Hensley, Renold Jeffrey, discusses causes and remedies for premature chain failure.

Optimum Grinding
Thomas Holzinger, Holzinger Consulting, discusses cement grinding system optimisation.

Innovative Advances
Thomas Hanstein and Florian Kleemann, Köppern, discuss new technologies for cement grinding application.

Watt Electricity Consumption?
Loïc Pottier, Fives FCB, discusses options around the reduction of electrical demand in the cement manufacturing process.

Less Power, More Capacity
Alexander Tokman and Carsten Damslund Jensen, FLSmidth, dicuss new cyclone technology.

A New Type of PGNAA Analyser
Dr Tom Atwell, XRSciences, and Tom Gibbons, CMT Affiliates, discuss the design and application of a new PGNAA air-slide analyser designed by XRSciences.

Cross-belt Analysis at Khoy Cement
Soheila Pourrahim and Bahman Golparvar, Khoy Cement, Amir Zarei, Simatec Process Co., and Petra Mühlen, SpectraFlow Analytics, discuss the performance review of a SpectraFlow NIR-based cross-belt analyser.

Leading the Pack
Bulent Kolanci, ABB, describes the upgrade of Cement Knowledge Manager and LIMS at The Monarch Cement Co.

The Gateway to a Better Conveyor
Kevin Peterson, Vortex Global, discusses solutions to problems with gates in conveyor systems.

The Optimum Position
Roger Hicks, Hycontrol, looks at the mathematical formulae behind finding the optimum position to install level measurement equipment.

Crucial Components
Matthew Thompson, FLSmidth Pfister, discusses the advantages of having highly accurate and repeatable material feed to enhance kiln stability.

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