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May 2020

The May issue of World Cement is now available! The issue begins with a comprehensive overview of the Chinese cement and construction sector before moving on to cover a range of industry topics, such as: Digitalisation & Industry 4.0, Environmental Control Systems, Alternative Fuels, Fans, Training, and a special feature on European Equipment Manufacturers.

This month's front cover is brought to you by Siemens AG.

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Checking In On China
Qu Jiaosheng & Fu Lijuan, CBME, and Cui Yuansheng & Tian Guiping, ITIBMI, provide an overview of the Chinese cement market, analysing its present situation and future prospects.

On The Road To Digitalisation
Mark Yseboodt, Siemens, investigates some of the cornerstone technologies of the cement industry’s digital future.

Sustainability Through Data
Martin Provencher, OSIsoft, explains the importance of embracing digital transformation for the long-term sustainability of businesses.

Digitising Data
Karli Langner, Command Alkon, explains how companies can utilise digital platforms to facilitate collaboration among trading partners and an improved workflow.

Progress In Real-Time
Len Eros, ABB Motion, outlines how digitalisation can improve safety, reduce costs and maximise production uptime in cement plants.

Uncovering The True Cost
Nathan Schindler, Evonik Corp. and Keith Ogilvie, National Filter Media Corporation, examine the true cost of ownership of cement plant baghouses.

The Know-How On Nuisance Filters
Giorgio Radaelli, RD42, outlines the potential issues caused by nuisance filters and provides guidance on how to overcome them.

Wild About Wildlife
Travis J. Reed, Argos, discusses how adopting the Wildlife Habitat Certification (WHC) voluntary programme for Argos’ cement plants and terminals is helping the company to achieve its sustainability and environmental conservation goals.

Automating Alternative Fuels
WALTER Materials Handling presents a case study involving the commissioning of an automated alternative fuels co-processing system for a cement plant in UAE.

All Wrapped Up
Panu Kantosalo, Cross Wrap, outlines how automatic bale wrappers and bale openers could improve the way cement manufacturers handle, transport and store alternative fuels.

Cement Plant Superfans
Dr John Irons, Halifax Fan UK, and Diane Wang, Halifax Fan China, provide an overview of how clinker cooler and sinter fans operate in cement plants.

Getting Creative With Crusher Dust
P. Ponnusamy, Lelin Das, Praseeja Shankaran, & Mukesh K. Mishra, Dalmia Cement Research Centre, consider the environmental and economic feasibility of crusher dust-based geopolymer concrete.

Building A Bench Of Talent
World Cement sat down with Marc Elliott and Allan Clark, Eaton, to discuss how the company is educating the next generation in order to tackle the growing skills gap in the cement industry.

European Equipment Manufacturers Review 2020
World Cement Editor, David Bizley, provides a review of some of the leading European cement equipment manufacturers.

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