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October 2020

The October issue of World Cement begins with a Regional Report focused on Turkey & Central Asia. The issue also contains a host of technical articles covering: Refractories, Waste Heat Recovery, Preheaters, Software, Service, additives and more.

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Talking Turkey
World Cement Contributing Editor, Paul Maxwell-Cook, comments on Turkey and its relationship with Central Asia during a difficult year.

Hope For The Future
Dr. Tamer Saka, TÇMB, provides an overview of the Turkish cement sector and its prospects for the future.

Push It To The Limit
Firat Aslan and Damla Has, DAL Group, review a recent upgrade project, which resulted in reduced costs and increased production for the Gazakh Cement Plant, Azerbaijan.


Plotting A Path Through The Pandemic
Carol R. Jackson, World Refractories Association (WRA), shows how the refractory industry is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and considers what the future might hold.

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
Preecha Chokjarearnsuk, HASLE Refractories, considers a recent case study and explains how custom-made refractory linings can improve plant efficiency, even in harsh conditions.

Brick By Brick
Heinz Telser, Michael Klitzsch and Roland Krischanitz, RHI Magnesita, explain how the cement industry could reduce its carbon footprint through the use of recycled materials such as rotary kiln bricks.


A Remarkable Recovery
Marco Frassinetti and Nicola Frascella, EXERGY, discuss how the implementation of an efficient ORC Waste Heat Recovery solution has helped reduce the operating costs, energy demand and carbon footprint of CementiRossi’s Pederobba cement plant in Treviso, Italy.


Backing The Bot
Daniel Bergeman, Brokk, presents a case study showing how robots have provided a fast, efficient, and safe solution to descaling in the preheater tower at LafargeHolcim’s Cauldon cement facility.


Artificial Assistance
Ken Loh, Pan-United Corporation, discusses an intelligent optimisation platform, which uses AI and analytics among other technologies, to overcome operational challenges commonly faced in the construction industry.

The Right Time To Digitise
Scott Grumski, Forney, outlines how the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the construction industry to digitise and explains why it is more important than ever for cement producers to turn to automated, cloud-based platforms.


Are You Being Served?
World Cement sat down with FLSmidth to discuss the importance of service in the cement industry.

The Right Reaction
Luca Pagani, Keith Marsay and Alessandro Schibuola, GCP Applied Technologies, show how high-performance chemical additives can facilitate reductions in the clinker-to-cement ratio and help contribute towards carbon neutrality in the European cement industry.

From Boron To Belite
Serkan Türk, TÇMB, explains how active belite cement can be produced using colemanite boron ores.

Seeking Sustainability
As environmental considerations continue to grow in importance, cement producers will need to set climate goals, adopt new technologies and adapt to ever more stringent regulations. World Cement has gathered some recent stories from companies taking steps towards a greener future.

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