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June 2019

The June issue of World Cement begins with a review of the German cement industry. The issue then moves on to cover a range of topics, including: refractories and thermography, XRD/XRF, sampling & analysis, lime plant engineering, conveyors, silo clean-out & air cannons, production efficiency & optimisation, and more.


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5 Minutes... with Michael McSweeney
President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada.

REGIONAL REPORT: GERMANY

Deutschland 19
Dr Martin Schneider and Dennis Guhl, VDZ, examine the cement industry in Germany.

REFRACTORIES & THERMOGRAPHY

Hot ‘N’ Cold
Derek Stuart and Manfred Hayk, AMETEK Land, look at new techniques for temperature measurement.

XRD/XRF, SAMPLING & ANALYSIS

X-Ray Vision
FCT ACTech, discusses the use of X-ray fluorescence for raw mix control.

Measure For Measure
Dr Luciano Gobbo, Malvern Panalytical, and Douglas Conroy, Capitol Aggregates, explore fast and accurate quantification with X-ray diffraction.

LIME PLANT ENGINEERING

You Raise Me Up
Arielle Windham discusses Bricking Solutions’ custom solution for annual lime kiln maintenance.

CONVEYORS

Who Sets The Standards?
Leslie David discusses quality standards and testing methods in the conveyor belt industry.

SILO CLEAN-OUT & AIR CANNONS

Keeping Your Silo Clean
Dennis Blauser, Marietta Silos, discusses the importance of routine silo cleaning.

The Sound Of Science
Donald F Cameron, Primasonics International Ltd, discusses the application of acoustic cleaners.

Cannon Control
Mike Moody, Martin Engineering, discusses how a moving conveyor belt can generate power for air cannons to control accumulation.

PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY & OPTIMISATION

Hit The Bull’s Eye
Mirko Hoffmann, HAVER & BOECKER, details the optimisation of packing performance.

GENERAL INTEREST

German Manufacturers Review
David Bizley, World Cement Editor, reviews a number of leading German equipment suppliers to the cement industry.

California Here We Come
Jonathan Rowland, World Cement, visited CalPortland’s Oro Grande cement plant to see the plant’s new facilities.

CHAINS

A Chain Reaction
World Cement rounds up the latest news and views from the chain sector.


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