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November 2018

In this issue of World Cement, we turn our focus to the Middle East and North Africa with two case studies of recent projects from this region: the conversion of a plant in Saudi Arabia to dual production of grey and white cement and the development of waste co-processing in Egypt. Technical articles focus on vertical milling, the use of alternative fuels in calciners, bagging and packing, and filtration, ESPs, and baghouses, among others. We also have two special reports: one looking at sustainability and the other on skills and training.

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Adapting to Demand
Omar Rabia, FLSmidth, investigates whether dual production of grey and white cement is an achievable ambition.

Addressing the Problem of Waste
Inji Khalil, Lafarge Egypt, discusses the co-processing of waste and development of waste management in Egypt.

Grinding with MVR
Dr Caroline Woywadt, Gebr. Pfeiffer, discusses recent grinding projects with MVR mills.

Calciner Challenges
Tahir Abbas and Michalis Akritopoulos, Cinar Ltd, discuss the challenges of substituting 100% alternative fuels in various types of calciners.

A Pallet-less Future?
Enrico Lanzini, FLSmidth, makes the case for adopting a pallet-less cement transport solution.

Strong on Paper, Strong in Practice
Dominik Wörsdörfer, Windmöller & Hölscher, examines the case of Ukrainian paper bag manufacturer Pamibro improving production through automation.

Smart Technology
Lars Gamborg investigates the benefits of using smart filter technology in high-performing cement mills.

Tracking Lower TCO
Chris Polizzi, W.L. Gore & Associates Inc., details the pursuit of a lower total cost of ownership at a large kiln baghouse.

The Next Revolution
Juan Pablo Ruiz discusses SKF’s work on product and service advancements in the new era of the latest technological revolution.

Sensing the Strain
Robin Shepherdson, Scale-Tron, discusses the importance of using the right sensor for silo strain-gauging and level measurement applications.

Feed for thought
Todd Loudin, Flowrox, discusses the best methods and equipment for feed and dosing operations in cement production.

From Cost to Credit
William Salter, Paragon Software Systems, explains how to turn transport departments into a source of cost savings and service differentiation.

Global Approach in Local Practice
Jean Fabien Cliquioche, Aalborg Portland, Michele Di Marino, Erik Pram Nielsen, and Bi Zhuo Qin, Cementir Group, discuss the enhancement of “glocal” leadership through investments in Rochefort, France.

Designing the Cement Plant of the Future
John Kline, Kline Consulting, discusses ways cement plants can adapt to a changing landscape of CO2 regulations.

Policy into Practice
Lance Clark, Titan America, examines how the company’s plants are leading the way with environmental sustainability in the cement industry.

The Reviews Are In
Marco Lindemann Lino and Volker Hoenig, VDZ, explain how energy reviews at cement plants can be a step towards higher efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.

The Future is Slag
Drew Burns, Slag Cement Association, discusses the positive impact of the introduction of slag cement in the production of concrete.

Measuring Mercury
Emilia Jyrkiäinen, Gasmet Technologies, discusses the tightening monitoring requirements for combustion processes.

On the Road to Zero Accidents
Sam Ayun, CalPortland, discusses the implementation of a new safety training programme that has significantly reduced injuries and inspection citations at the Rillito cement plant.

Train Hard; Work Safe
World Cement talks to Allan Clark, Manager of Eaton Experience Center, about the importance of training in hazardous locations.

Apprenticeships: the Future of the Industry
Louis Curtis, Aggregate Industries, argues the cement industry must embrace innovation in technology and worker training to attract the next generation of workers.

Five minutes with... Kate Strachan
Exshaw Plant Manager at Lafarge Canada

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