World Cement Contributing Editor, Paul Maxwell-Cook, outlines the impact of the pandemic on a struggling region.
According to Construction Week online, Icra has reported that this fiscal could see cement demand decrease by 25% due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Todd Swinderman, Martin Engineering, discusses the methods that can be used in the planning, design and installation stages of a conveyor system to alleviate workplace hazards and extend the life of the conveyor itself.
Valentina Bordei, thyssenkrupp, discusses the optimisation of clinker coolers to meet industry demands for energy efficiency and low maintenance.
The July issue of World Cement begins by reviewing a range of industry topics, including: Maintenance, Pyroprocessing, Conveying, & Digitalisation.
Skourides I. and Petrou S., Vassiliko Cement, and Akritopoulos M. P. and Abbas T., Cinar, discuss an innovative project at the Vasilliko cement plant, using MI-CFD analysis to reduce NOx emissions generated in the calciner.
Wouter Garot, SILICON, describes how moveable anchoring systems could benefit the refractory industry by reducing installation and repair work and offer improved corrosion resistance for refractory materials.
Hans Georg Conrads, PROMECON, outlines how gas flow can be better controlled and handled in the grinding and pyro processes in order to improve the efficiency of cement production.
The company explores the ways in which the construction sector is currently handling its carbon emissions, as well as a possible spotlight to future paths for reducing carbon emissions further.
Dirk Schmidt, KIMA Process Control, explains how to best combine artificial intelligence and predictive advanced control for fully autonomous grinding control.
The June issue of World Cement begins with a review of the Western European cement market before moving on to cover a range of technical topics.
Dr John Irons, Halifax Fan UK, and Diane Wang, Halifax Fan China, provide an overview of how clinker cooler and sinter fans operate in cement plants.
Nathan Schindler, Evonik Corp. and Keith Ogilvie, National Filter Media Corporation, examine the true cost of ownership of cement plant baghouses.
This issue is packed with an array of technical articles, as well as including a comprehensive overview of the Chinese cement and construction sector.