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September 2011

Our September issue includes a wide selection of articles as part of the Enhancing Performance theme, from Auditing to Gears and Drives to Lubrication. Planned to coincide with the Editor, Katherine Markham’s attendance at the XXVIII FICEM-APCAC Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, our Regional Report this month is focused on Central and Latin America. There are also a host of technical articles and case studies from this growing economic region. Our ‘15 Facts On...’ feature is still going strong, and this time, naturally, we’re educating you on Latin America.


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Cement News

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15 Facts On… Latin America

Paul Maxwell-Cook’s Industry Insight: Less Rejection, Less Waste
Paul Maxwell-Cook looks at how waste heat recovery projects have taken off in the cement industry.

Mexican Advances
Auxilia Giovanni Battista and Buscaldi Mirco, Buzzi Unicem SpA, provide an overview of the latest developments at three Cementos Moctezuma cement plants, jointly controlled with Cementos Molins SA.

75 Years At The Top
This year, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil, celebrates 75 years of building and growth. Edvaldo Rabelo, Technical Global Director at Votorantim Cimentos, takes a glimpse into the company’s future.

Upgradable Small Cement Plants: An Investment Opportunity
The slowdown of the global economy has increased interest in investment in infrastructure projects in emergent economies, so the challenge to business entrepreneurs now is “How to take advantage of these opportunities?”. Pablo Suarez, General Manger, IMSACOL, Colombia, presents one idea.

Lauding Co-Processing In Latin America
The FICEM Climate Change and Co-Processing task force, explains measures taken to regulate and spread environmentally friendly co-processing techniques across Latin American cement plants.

XXVIII Congreso Técnico FICEM-APCAC
The schedule of papers and visits taking place at the XXVIII FICEM-APCAC Technical Congress.

Global Construction 2020
Graham Robinson, Director, Global Construction Perspectives, UK, looks at construction prospects for Latin America in a global context.

Belt Conveyor Audits
Rich Gilman, Flexco, USA, shows how time and money can be saved with a simple system analysis.

Engineering Consultancy in the Cement Industry
Kevin Rudd, Atkins Global, UK, provides an insight into the process of completing a cement plant technical audit.

Keeping Quality and Costs Under Control
Nick Brown, ABB Limited, examines the advantages brought to cement operations by low voltage AC drives.

Geared Up For Another 35 Years
Peter Wenzinger, FLSmidth MAAG Gear AG, Switzerland, demonstrates how professional maintenance and service can pay off with this case study from Holcim Untervaz.

Driving Innovation
Adam L. Tietyen, Rexnord Industries, LLC, USA, provides an insight into the development of the company’s new gear drive.

Shedding Light On Lubrication Viscosity
John Sander, Lubrication Engineers, Inc., contemplates the considerations, classifications and tests for lubrication viscosity.

Greased Lightning
Andrea Jacobsen, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Specialties – Europe, Middle East & Africa, introduces the importance of lubrication to a cement plant in terms of energy efficiencies and cost savings.

Eroding Wear Worries
Jean Pierre Gebhardt, Welding Alloys Group, UK, illustrates the elements of a wear management programme.

IPCC – Sizing Up The Benefits
MMD Sizers, UK, introduces the benefits of mobile sizers for cement industry applications.

Crusher Case Studies
Roger Murrow, Sandvik, Sweden, presents three case studies demonstrating the relationship between innovative crusher design and process efficiency.


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