Cement industry of Russia in 2015

An analysis of the cement industry of Russia in 2015 is offered in the paper together with the possible prospects of its development. According to preliminary estimates, 62.2 Mt of cement were produced in Russia in 2015, which is 6.9 Mt or 10% less than in 2014 but ...

Cement industry in Italy

In the article information on Associazione Italiana Tecnico Economica Cemento (AITEC) is provided. The situation in the construction sector as well as in cement industry and market in Italy is described, the main indicators’ trends over recent years are shown. T...

Do it while it is hot

The kiln is the heart of cement plant operations. A well-functioning kiln can make the difference between a plant delivering maximum returns and a plant failing to deliver to its potential. Kiln alignments are an essential part of a kiln maintenance programme, helping t...

Effective kiln seals — effective savings

The article describes the main problems associated with ineffective sealing of rotary kilns and the resulting negative impact on the energy balance of cement production. The description of the kiln sealing technology using graphite plates of the company ITECA (Franc...

Stackers and reclaimers for cement industry

The paper informs of the technical solutions by Bedeschi (Italy) for storage and removal of bulk raw materials from the stacks in cement production. The range of stackers and reclaimers manufactured by the company and their applications are discussed. The experi...

Reducing NOx on existing cement lines

In cement lines, significant masses of NOx can be formed both in the rotary kilns and the precalciners. To reduce NOx formation, kiln burners applying Low NOx techniques can be used for the rotary kilns while low NOx combustion systems can be implemented on the existing...

Environmental product declaration of Czech cement

This paper explains the basic concepts, history of studies and the results of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the Czech Cement and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of the Czech Cement. The Environmental Product Declaration is based on the metho...

Effect of expansion additive synthesized using kaolin from Zhuravliny Log field on cement hardening

The properties of expansion additive synthesized by calcining kaolin from Zhuravliny Log deposit, limestone and natural gypsum mixed to an optimal ratio, in the range of 1000-1300°C. The agent synthesized at the optimum burning temperature (1200°C), is similar i...

Preventing and handling masonry efflorescence

The paper describes masonry salt efflorescence, occurring in the mortar joints, on bricks, concrete blocks, natural or artificial stone as a result of soluble salts leaching on the front side of the walls. The main problems associated with the efflorescence; factors con...

Ukrainian cement industry. Results of operations in the year 2015

In 2015 8,478.9 kt of cement and 5,862.2 kt of clinker were produced, or, respectively 0.1% and 0.8% less than in 2014. Per capita cement production amounted to 199 kg in 2015.

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