The worldwide cement industry: entering a new era. Our scenario for 2016

The article describes the situation in the worldwide cement industry in 2015 and gives its analysis. The data on dynamics of cement consumption and prices for cement is provided, the forecost for 2016 and further years is given. In 2015 China cement volumes declined sub...

Central European construction market growth will speed up in 2017

The article provides the data on construction sector development in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria in the last years and precast for the period up to 2020.

The 9th International Petrocem Conference

On April 24-26, 2016 the 9th International Petrocem Conference was held in St. Petersburg, Russia. The article provides a review of conference presentations.

IBAU’s silo of tomorrow

Some 40 years ago, the IBAU central cone silo revolutionized the design of the silo. Forty years is a long time in the assessment of IBAU Hamburg, an EPC Engineering house located in Hamburg and owned 100% by HAVER & BOECKER. Convinced it is time to “play it again, ...

Artificial fluorspar and its application in the cement industry

Fluorspar as a mineralizer for clinker burning was examined. A patent application for the production of artificial fluorspar was reported. The production process for two products based on phosphogypsum (the waste of phosphoric acid production) was outlined: the ...

Boosting the lifetime of gear units

The history of industrial cement production is directly related with the improvement of grinding mills and therefore also with the invention of driving systems. Although it is known since mid of 19th century how to form a cementitious material with hydraulic properties ...

Apron feeders and their applications

The paper presents apron feeders manufactured by Hasler Deutschland GmbH. Application of apron feeders for materials difficult to handle, including in rigid climatic conditions, is described. Examples of the use of Hasler feeders at the cement plants in the Russian Fede...

New process line for preparation of solid alternative fuel

This article describes the project of IMSAT SA (part of the SNEF group of companies) for upgrading the process flow of storage and preparation for burning alternative fuels of solid wastes of various origins at the Lafarge Ciment Plant in Romania. The reconstruc...

Calculation of the process parameters for screw classifiers of the cement slurry

The article discusses an algorithm for calculation of process parameters and modes of operation for a screw classifier of the raw slurry for cement production. The effectiveness of slurry separation, the loss coefficient, the flow rates of the solid and liquid component...

Hydration of limestone and dolomite cement

In light of the need to introduce new composite cements and the reduction of CO2 emissions, the article presents the results of the study of Portland cement hydration with dolomite added for 180 days. They are compared with the development of cement hydration with the a...

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