The world cement markets in 2012 and precast for 2013—2014.

The results season that has just finished was one of the most optimistic for some years. Even though some trends at the end of 2012 were tough — especially in Europe — the management teams of most cement companies were more encouraging when speaking about the outlook. T...

Cement industry of the post-Soviet countries today: an insider’s view.

In this issue of the journal we publish information about the cement industry and markets of the CIS countries obtained from cement manufacturers, associations, government agencies and industry experts. Almost all of these countries have recently completed projects of c...

Interview with General Director of OOO Gazmetallproekt O.I. Ivashchenko.

O.I. Ivashchenko, General Director of OOO Gazmetallproekt, met General Director of OOO Journal Cement L.Z. German and gave her an interview, which is published in this issue.

The start-up ceremony of a new cement plant in Podgorensky.

On December 24, 2012 the start-up ceremony of a new cement plant of EUROCEMENT Group Holding Company in the township of Podgorensky, Voronezh region, was held. The dry process cement production facility is designed for manufacturing 3 Mt of cement per year. The total in...

Ukrainian cement industry. Results of operations in January 2013.

In January 2013 209.5 kt of cement and 228.5 kt of clinker were produced, which is, respectively, 38.5 and 51.5 % less than in January 2012. Cement production in January 2013 was 37.3 % less and clinker output was 4.7 % more than in December 2012.

Efficient and environmentally sound transportation of minerals.

The design and operation of rail car dumpers manufactured by SCHADE, a division of an international AUMUND group, are discussed. Examples of different designs, including the new developments, are given, and integrated supplies of equipment for transport and storage to t...

Pioneering pyrosystem delivers energy efficiency.

FLSmidth has developed a unique dual pyroprocessing system allowing the LSR Group cement plant, situated in Slantsy, Leningrad Region, to utilise up to 50 % limestone, which is a by-product of oil shale enrichment at the local plant. Using innovative technology, the...

Equipment monitoring.

Online performance monitoring requires an information infrastructure capable of receiving data in real time from multiple parameter control systems, and support the sorting of information about the equipment as a scalable structure. This structure must handle multiple p...

Bartın Çimento cement plant - a new production capacity.

In April 2012, Belim Makina completed the installation of a new burning line of 3000 t/d capacity at the Bartın Çimento cement plant in Turkey. After one month of operation in the complete production cycle a 48-hour test run was staged, and all the parameters ...

A cement plant in Gabon introduces a new solution for explosion protection.

A new technical solution offered by German Thorwesten Vent to prevent a possible explosion in the coal grinding unit of a cement plant in Gabon is described.

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