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October 2014

The October issue includes a special feature on lime, including a tour of the Steetley Dolomite Whitwell Plant in the UK. In addition, the Heidelberg Technology Centre discusses the installation of a new grinding line at Indocement Citeureup, John Kline outlines environmental regulatory changes in the US and Danny Chen talks through the merging of Chinese and European business cultures during a 5000 tpd cement project. Other not-to-be-missed features include bagging and packing and a regional report on India and South Asia.

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Keynote: The US – Changes in the Environmental Landscape
John Kline talks us through the regulatory changes that are coming into force and those that are on the horizon.

Plant Tour: Indocement Citeureup
Heidelberg Technology Centre introduces the new grinding line at the Citeureup plant, installed as part of the plant’s cement improvement and capacity expansion project.

Subcontinent Essentials: Investment and Infrastructure
Paul Maxwell-Cook looks at recent developments in the Indian subcontinent.

Pakistan’s Potential
Noman Hasan, Executive Director, Lucky Cement Limited, Pakistan, takes a look at the development, expansion and huge potential of the Pakistani cement industry.

Passage to India
Bernd Henrich, Area Manager for India, Gebr. Pfeiffer, describes almost two decades of success in India.

Red Mud as Alternative Raw Material
Satyendra Katiyar and Nand Baba Ojha, Dalla Cement, India, share a case study examining the use of red mud as an alternative raw material in cement manufacturing.

Rebuilding One of the World’s Tallest Bucket Elevators
Raju Gupta, Managing Director, AUMUND India, outlines the replacement bucket elevator project carried out for Ambuja Cements.

Improving Filter Performance
Arijit Dutta, Thermax Ltd (Enviro Div), India, discusses how the installation of a pulsing system improved the performance of a cement mill bag filter at My Home Cement.

Plant Tour: Steetley Dolomite Whitwell Plant
Katherine Guenioui tours the Whitwell lime plant to learn about the line 2 upgrade project that has achieved a capacity increase of more than 50%.

Baghouse Projects at Graymont Cricket Mountain
Douglas Mavety and Doug Murdock, Graymont, USA, and Lars Hansen, Fives, outline expansion and upgrade projects at Graymont’s Cricket Mountain plant in Utah, USA.

Investigating and Predicting Blockages
Gabriele Vola and Luca Sarandrea, Cimprogetti, Italy, describe the relevance of Cimprogretti’s overburning test as a tool for investigation and prediction of blocks formation and lime agglomeration in TSR kilns.

Heavy-Duty Blending
Steve Knauth, Munson Machinery, USA, discusses the installation and performance of ribbon blenders at Master Wall’s Payson and Lithonia plants.

The Bagging Triangle
Markus Lackmann, Haver Filling Systems, Inc., USA, describes how this packaging concept can build value at each corner.

A New Era in Cement Sack Production
Till Martens, Windmöller & Hölscher, Germany, talks through the installation of a state-of-the-art cement sack line for Malaysia’s Hasrat Meranti Sdn Bdh.

Merging Business Cultures
Shixiang (Danny) Chen, AVIC International, China, provides a personal perspective on the merging of Chinese and European business cultures during the execution of an international 5000 tpd cement project.

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