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November 2017

November’s issue, which will be distributed at the Arab International Cement Conference & Exhibition in Sharm el Sheikh, opens with a keynote article by Kline Consulting LLC, which looks at equipment health, and the importance of regular check-ups.

The month’s Regional Report focuses on the MENA region, with an article by World Cement Contributing Editor, Paul Maxwell-Cook, alongside an article contributed by Lucky Cement. World Cement Editor, Jonathan Rowland, rounds off the feature with a look at the cement industry in Egypt. Technical articles include contributions from Coomtech Ltd., Tyrecycle, Columbus McKinnon, FLSmidth, GORCO, A TEC, and REXA, with Alternative Fuels, and Crushing and Grinding being key topics of discussion.


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Keynote: An Apple a Day
John Kline and Charles Kline, Kline Consulting LLC, USA, look at equipment health, and the importance of regular check-ups.

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MENA Matters
For this month’s regional report, World Cement Contributing Editor, Paul Maxwell-Cook, has been looking at a part of the world that is never far from media attention.

Heading for Crisis
Egypt will soon have one of the largest installed cement production capacities in the world – but will demand follow? World Cement Editor, Jonathan Rowland, examines the state of the industry.

Irag: An Introduction
Mohammad Aly Khan, Lucky Cement, Pakistan, explores the cement industry in Iraq, and the emergence of Lucky Cement in the country.

Keep Your Powder Dry
Miri Zlatnar, Coomtech Ltd, UK, introduces new technology for drying pulverised fuel ash.

From Road to Recycled
Jim Fairweather, Tyrecycle, Australia, talks to World Cement about the use of tyre-derived fuel to reduce the environmental footprint of cement producers.

Waste Not, Want Not
Jens Ole Simonsen, Metso Waste Recycling, Denmark, demonstrates the importance of using the right equipment when shredding waste for use as an alternative fuel.

A Clean Cut
Tom Schroeder, Columbus McKinnon, USA, examines the importance of ensuring that tyres are cleanly shredded for use as an alternative fuel in cement plants.

Terminals and Logistics
David Bergenstock, FLSmidth Inc., USA, examines the requirements associated with installing pneumatic material handling systems for river terminals.

Committed to Excellence
Lagan Cement’s plant in Co. Westmeath, Ireland, has been producing cement since 2002. The company’s Managing Director, Jude Lagan, talked to World Cement Editor, Jonathan Rowland, about the company’s history, the plant, and its successful navigation of a particularly volatile decade and a half.

How to Solve an Incorrect Installation
Eduardo Sauto, GORCO, Spain, discusses how to manage dedusting installation projects that start with non-ideal conditions.

Choosing the Right Solution
John Rennockl, Parker Hannifin Corp., USA, explains how to programme a cleaning controller in a pulse-jet baghouse.

Providing a Service
Reader Cement is a growing supplier of blending and packaging support services to the UK cement industry. World Cement Editor, Jonathan Rowland, talks to the company’s Sales Director, Mike Fowles-Smith, about its development over the past thirty years.

A New Calciner Design
Dr Stefan Kern, A TEC Production and Services GmbH, Austria, discusses the improvement of separate line calcination with high alternative fuel rates through a new calciner design for Aalborg Portland A/S, part of the Cementir Group.

At the Heart of the Matter
Mark Ferra and Miriam Isreb, REXA, USA, explain how to optimise cement kiln feed control using Electraulic™ actuation.

Multifuel Systems are the Future
Alternative fuel expert Thomas Jennewein from FLSmidth Pfister talks about trends in handling secondary fuels.

Turning Silica Fume on its Head
Pavel Sedach and Daniel Mazour, Nanotek Materials Inc., Canada, introduce a low cost approach to high performance concretes.

Ventures in Vietnam
Michele Gatto, Bedeschi, Italy, considers the company’s influence in Vietnam, and its role in the upgrade of Tan Thang Cement plant.

A Global Approach
Michele Di Marino, Erik Pram Nielsen, and Bi Zhuo Qin, Cementir Group, Italy, explain the benefits of linking applications and technologies with a global approach when it comes to white cement.

Building in the Northeast
David DeMille, LafargeHolcim, USA, reviews the modernisation of the company’s plant in Ravena, New York.


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