Global cement outlook for 2021

We keep our hope for 2021. COVID-19 related lockdowns should end, and the World economy should be progressively back to normal growth by the end of the first semester after successful vaccine campaigns. However, cost optimization within the cement industry must remain a...

Cement industry in Russia in 2020

55.9 million tons of cement were produced in Russia in 2020. Total of 10 corporations, 51 cement plants, 3 grinding and mixing plants were the main providers of output. Clinker was produced in 32 dry process kilns, 82 wet process kilns and 3 combined process kilns. Over...

Implementation of road building technologies using cement concrete pavement in Russia

The share of cement concrete paved roads in Russia is less than 0.1% from the total length of road networks in the country. The benefits of such roads include lower operating costs vs. asphalt concrete pavements (with comparable capital costs) and, as a cons...

Opportunities to reduce production cost in cement plants

Cost reduction is a constant challenge for cement plant operators. Indeed, there are several opportunities to optimize their production cost. This article will highlight some of them in the area of quality control, process performance improvement and maintenance. It is ...

New standard for well Portland cement materials

GOST 1581­2019 "Well Portland cements. Specifications" will come into effect on January 1, 2022 in Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Early application is possible in 2021. The new standard took several years to prepare engaging scientific and technical ...

Incoming quality control of commercial concrete at construction sites — a decisive factor in ensuring reliability of concrete structures

Presently there are more and more construction pro­jects that require reinforcement. To ensure the quality of supplied concrete the Gvozdev Research Institute of Reinforced Concrete has developed the system of incoming quality control on­site, which allows to deliver en...

Opportunities to reduce production cost in cement plants

Cost reduction is a constant challenge for cement plant operators. Indeed, there are several opportunities to optimize their production cost. This article will highlight some of them in the area of quality control, process performance improvement and maintenance. It is ...

Upgrade of the clinker burning line at Rudniki Cement Plant

In 2019­2020, the Rudniki Cement Plant, part of the international CEMEX group, modernized its kiln lines by switching from long dry kilns to a new process with a short kiln and an external preheater. With the purpose of drastically reducing production costs while mainta...

Advanced technology for the new kiln line at Qizilqum Sement

During the productivity improvement of the AO Qi­zilqum Sement (Uzbekistan) plant a decision was made to design and produce a new kiln line capable of producing 5,500 tpd of clinker. All the components supplied by IKN (Germany) under an EPC contract allo...

Gas­powered piston engines and cogeneration in small­scale power generation

Autonomous power generation in cement plants and other industries is becoming increasingly common. Independent power systems with gas piston engines from Jenbacher by INNIO (Austria) are not only reliable, economical and co­generate electricity with heat, but al...

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