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September 2018

The September issue of World Cement includes a regional report on the European cement industry, while technical articles focus on refractories, kilns and burners, fans, high-efficiency separation, and lubrication, among others. We also include interviews with Frank Ruoss, CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ Cement Technologies business unit, and Charles Conroy, Managing Director at UK engineering company, Greenbank Group Ltd.


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The EU Debate
Koen Coppenholle, CEMBUREAU, discusses the ongoing particularities of the debate surrounding future climate policies in the European cement industry leading up to 2050.

Manufacturing in the Mediterranean
Dom Pavlopoulos, Cement Business Research, provides an analysis of the European markets around the Mediterranean.

Challenges & Opportunities
Christoph Danner, VDMA Construction Equipment and Plant Engineering, discusses current trends impacting German cement plant equipment manufacturers.

Capturing Cement’s Carbon
Daniel Rennie, LEILAC, discusses the application of new technology for CO2 capture.

Revising for the Future
Marek Michalski and Stanislaw Sobczyk, Lafarge Poland, discuss the environmental and technological improvements made to a plant in Kujawy, Poland.

The Key to Kiln Maintenance
Heather Harding, Bricking Solutions, provides an insight into the necessary considerations of safety, efficiency, and cost savings when maintaining kilns.

The Triple Threat
Eduardo Diez del Sel and Javier Castellanos, REYMA Materiales Refractarios, discuss the improvement in environmental impact, operational costs, and reliability when using advanced materials to cope with high wear demand.

A Question of Fans
Narayana Jayaraman and Francisco Benavides, PEC Consulting, highlight the challenges associated with process fan selection in cement plants.

Advanced Anti-Wear Coatings
Dieter Holzdeppe, Ersin Cetin, and Sabine Groh, TLT-Turbo, discuss the research and design of anti-wear protection coating systems for cement fans.

Lubricating Greases: A Primer
Don Howard, Calumet Branded Products, explains how lubricating greases are made and tested.

Safety in Knowledge
Dave Durocher, Eaton, details the importance of knowledge in the improvement of workplace safety.

The Concrene Project
Prof. Monica Craciun and Dimitar Dimov, University of Exeter, discuss their investigation of the use of nanotechnology in concrete enhancement, contributing to a more environmentally-friendly industry.

Looking Ahead
Frank Ruoss, CEO business unit Cement Technologies of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, spoke to World Cement about the future of thyssenkrupp’s place in the cement industry.

A British Bulldog
Charles Conroy, Managing Director at UK engineering company, Greenbank Group Ltd, talks to World Cement two decades after leading a management buyout of the company.

Evolving Separator Design
Florian Grassl, PM-Technologies GmbH, discusses the benefits of advanced high-efficiency separators.

Keeping with the Lime
Raluca Cercel, CW Group, discusses the particulars of global lime production.

Lowering the Pressure
Tahir Abbas and Michalis Akritopoulos, Cinar Ltd, and Syen Suhail Akhtar, LafargeHolcim, discuss the opportunity to lower costs through reducing pressure drop in pyroprocessing.

The Move to Natural Gas
Roger Hassold, Renata Favalli, Yvonne Yu, and Jordan Parham, FCT Combustion Pty Ltd, discuss the conversion of a calciner from oil to natural gas firing using CFD modelling.

A New Dawn for Planetary Gear Units
Marvin Schluetter, Flender GmbH, discusses the optimisation of a new generation of planetary gear units for the cement industry.

Five minutes with... Michael Ireland,
President and CEO, Portland Cement Association.


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