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May 2021

The May issue of World Cement begins with a Regional Report focusing on North America, before moving on to a Cover Story from FLSmidth, which discusses how requirements of finish grinding are changing due to the industry’s carbon reduction goals. The issue then moves on to cover a range of other technical topics, including: Domes, Silos & Storage, Feeding & Dosing, Level Measurement, Conveying, Grinding & Milling, Energy Efficiency & Emissions Reduction, and Digitalisation & Industry 4.0.

This issue also includes a special preview of the upcoming IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference, which will be held virtually on 24-28 May.

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Update From The States
Mike Ireland, Portland Cement Association, outlines how the US cement industry aims to increase its sustainability efforts whilst recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Survey: Producing Sustainable Cements – The How, What And Why Of Grinding SCMs
John Terembula, FLSmidth, discusses the changing requirements of finish grinding that are being driven by the industry’s carbon reduction goals.

Project Paris
Daniele Sciuto, Euromecc s.r.l., describes the company’s role in the installation of a 9000 t storage facility for LafargeHolcim’s Gennevilliers cement terminal in Paris.

Clean Is Key
Dennis Blauser, Marietta Silos, outlines how routine professional cleanings can help to prolong silo life, protect the integrity of the material stored inside, avoid costly repairs and prevent downtime.

Adding The Finishing Touches
Amir Zarei, Simatec Process Co., and Amirhossein Sadighi, Saveh Cement Co., discuss how a modified rotor weigh feeder helped prevent rotor blockages and ensure smooth running of the system at Saveh Cement.

Flash Forward
Dr. Dominik Aufderheide and Dr. Luigi Di Matteo, DI MATTEO Group., consider the advantages of integrating a flash dryer into handling lines for alternative fuels.

Levelling Up
Armin Waibel, UWT Gmbh, explores the benefits of using electromechanical measuring technologies for continuous level monitoring and interface measurement in the bulk materials industry.

Finding The Perfect Match
Dan Blanchet, Motion Industries, explains how matching conveying applications to the correct conveyor belt rubber compounds for each stage of cement production could effectively improve performance and lower maintenance demands.

Feeling Flexible
Moisés R. Nunez, Cemengal, outlines how modular grinding systems could offer a faster, more flexible, and portable solution compared to more conventional set-ups.

Change Is In The Air
Ari Alkalay, Nesher Israeli Cement Enterprises, explains how AugWind Energy’s solution helped optimise the efficiency and productivity of the company’s compressed air system.

Cutting The Cost Of Compliance
Dr. Ian Saratovsky, Gerald Hunt and Martin Dillon, Lhoist North America, suggest how cement producers could achieve the most operationally cost-effective dry sorbent injection (DSI) programme, whilst complying with stringent SO2, HCl and mercury (Hg) emissions limits.

Considering Carbon Capture
Dr Paula Carey, Carbon8 Systems, describes how the process of carbonation could help to reduce the cement industry’s large-scale CO2 emissions.

Power To The People
Diego De La Sotta, Parsable, considers how people-centric technologies, like connected worker solutions, could be the key to successful cement plant digitalisation.

Stronger Than Ever
Martin Provencher, OSIsoft, explains how digitalisation could help cement companies emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than ever.

Operation Optimisation
Angus Maclean, Proudfoot, discusses how cement manufacturers could optimise their business operations through Maintenance 4.0 and Target Operating Models.

IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference Preview - Welcome
2021 Organising Chair, Mark Mueller, welcomes attendees to this year’s virtual edition of the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference.

Going Virtual
The IEEE-IAS Cement Industry Committee introduces the highlights of this year’s IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Conference programme.

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