Cement industry in Brazil

This article presents the main characteristics of the cement industry in Brazil. The evolution of cement consumption and production in recent years was exposed, connecting it to the economic outlook. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a greater focus was given on how the...

Potential of Portland cement­based concrete and building products as a carbon sink

Portland cement, being the unavoidable ingredient of structural concrete, has made the entire concrete production and use a cause of concern for carbon dioxide emissions and global warming. Traditionally, however, one well-known factor, carbonation or reabsorption o...

Study of cement­concrete pavement abrasion due to studded rubber

This article studies the abrasion of cement concrete coatings due to of studded rubber impact. It is shown that the abrasion resistance of the concrete increases with bigger strength and size of the coarse aggregate fraction. Removal of the weak mortar part from the...

Dry mortars market in Russia: growth in spite of everything

In 2019 and 2020, production and consumption of modified dry building mortars (DBM) in Russia went up by 5 % (to 10.6 million tons). In 2020, despite the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic, a growth of 2 % (to 10.8 million tons) has been achieved. According to the mos...

“Clinker 732” by AKKERMANN CEMENT plant

This article describes the experience of OOO AKKERMANN CEMENT in reduction of CO2 emissions at clinker production by 20% (in comparison with standard raw mix) due to application of metallurgical slags. The CO2 emissions calculations are provided.

Operational and environmental advantages of high performance refractories

In today's challenging cement market, high performance of refractories plays a critical role in streamlining production, reducing maintenance requirements and reducing environmental impact. Calderys, an international company, offers high-performance refractory solut...

Equipment for installation and maintenance of refractories in rotary kilns

The article deals with the use of modern equipment for installation and maintenance of refractories in rotary kilns in the cement industry. It demonstrates that the use of Bricking Solutions Inc. (USA) equipment provides for safety of lining work, reduces its scope ...

Modernizing cement mills at Siberian Cement Holding by installing high efficiency separators

Siberian Cement Holding, which includes five cement plants, continues to set up modern high efficiency separators in cement mills. After completing the installation, the company will be able to fully provide its consumers with high quality separated cement, for which...

Increasing the efficiency of the cement mill in the Voronezh branch of AO EUROCEMENT Group

Magotteaux S.A. (Belgium) manufactured and supplied the Voronezh branch of AO EUROCEMENT Group with two sets of wear-resistant products for cement raw dryers-crushers, which included hammers and axles made of XСС®, an innovative composite material. After successful ...

Optimization of secondary fuels combustion in rotary kilns

One of the important parameters of alternative fuels (AF) which influences their applicability in clinker burning systems is the combustion time. Unitherm Cemcon (Austria) has come up with a computer analysis to compute possible ways to optimize combustion of AFs in...

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