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November 2020

The November issue of World Cement begins with a review of the MENA region’s construction industry and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The issue then moves on to cover a range of technical topics, including: Grinding & Milling, Gears, Drives, & Motors, Conveying, Sampling & Analysis, Alternative Fuels, and more.

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The Modern Cement Plants 2020 supplement - view your free issue here.



Monitoring Mena
CW Group provides an overview of the MENA region’s construction industry and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Generation Gap
Vahid Peyravi, Shiraz Cement Plant, compares the performance of two different generations of separator with a focus on product quality.

Preserve And Protect
Julie Holmquist, Cortec Corporation, outlines a simple and effective solution designed to protect idle cement plant equipment from corrosion.

Repair Or Replace?
Osama Aly Ahmed explains the steps to successfully repairing plant equipment, enabling strategic cost reduction, and ensuring the profitable manufacture of Portland cement.

Put A Ring On It
Daisy-YueQin Bo, ABB Motion, explains why large slip-ring motors offer advantages for heavy load applications in the cement industry.

Supplying Conveyor Solutions
Scott Plenderleith, Martin Sprocket and Gear, Inc., details some specialised pulley solutions designed to reduce conveyor belt wear and material spillage.

On A Roll
Jens Hagenau, Rulmeca Germany GmbH, recounts how tests carried out by Chilean conveyor technology specialist, Tecnología en Transporte (TTM), have shown that precision rollers are much better suited for heavy-duty conveyors in the bulk materials handling industry than simple rollers from the local supplier.

Can’t Fight The Fusion
Benoit Bouchard and Nadia Ducharme, Katanax (a SPEX SamplePrep company), present borate fusion as an accurate and precise preparation technique to process cement and raw materials.

The Importance Of Precision
Peter Faulkner, Olympus, outlines the important factors that cement manufacturers should consider when using pXRF analysers in order to achieve accurate and precise results.

Feeling The Heat
Olivier Savard, Hitachi High-Tech, discusses how thermal analysis (TA) is used within the cement industry as a way of understanding weight loss and heat flow.

When Dreams Come True
Paul Sandberg, Calmetrix Inc, and Michael Enders & Reinhard Teutenberg, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, show how clinker and cement reactivity can be linked to automated process control.

Adopting Alternative Fuels: A Global Perspective
Alternative fuels have a vital role to play not only in the reduction of carbon emissions from cement production, but also in the development of a circular economy. Yet their use around the world varies greatly, as Robert Krist and Mads Nielsen, FLSmidth, explain.

A Toolbox Of Technologies
Greg Bierie, Benetech USA, reviews a combination of advanced technologies for safety, reliability, and total dust management in cement plants.

A Question Of Compatibility
Dr. S. B. Hegde, Udaipur Cement Works, discusses the interaction of cement and admixtures and the factors that can affect the compatibility of the two.

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