Issue 4/2018

Content

Editorial

Spotlight

GEBR. PFEIFFER SE

Fourth mill ordered for Nepal within a year

Now that Gebr. Pfeiffer has sold more than 140 vertical mills in India, its neighbouring country Nepal also seems to be a success story: within just one year the fourth vertical roller mill has been...

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12.09.-14.09.2018, WEIMAR/GERMANY

20th edition of “ibausil”

ibausil 2015

From 12.09.-14.09.2018 the International Conference on Building Material, ibausil, will take place in Weimar/Germany. The 20th edition of the conference will again be held at the Congress Center “Neue ...

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6TH KLAUS DYCKERHOFF PRIZE

Call for applications and nominations

In 2018 the Dres. Edith and Klaus Dyckerhoff-Stiftung will be presenting the 6th Klaus Dyckerhoff Prize. The prize is awarded for pioneering contributions to research on hydraulic binders, their ...

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GEBR. PFEIFFER SE

Turkish customer now relies on MVR technology

In 2014, the Turkish customer Bilim Makina bought an MPS 250 BK pet coke mill for a cement plant in Elazig. As the mill has been operating to the customer’s full satisfaction since its commissioning,...

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CEMEX

Cemex-Tec Award launched globally

The Cemex-Tec Center for Sustainable Development launched its call for the Cemex-Tec Award 2018, which, for the first time in eight years, will receive projects not only from Mexico and the rest of...

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HOLCIM (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH

Management change at Holcim Deutschland

Thorsten Hahn

As of February 2018, Thorsten Hahn is new CEO at Holcim (Deutschland) GmbH. He takes over from Jens Diebold, the previous CEO, who is rejoining the parent company LafargeHolcim in Zürich. Thorsten...

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Products

Interview

CHRISTIAN KÖHLER, KÖHLER KALK GMBH, MEISSNER-VOCKERODE/GERMANY

The company is our whole life!

Köhler Kalk, a lime plant founded in 1938 and situated in Germany’s heartland, calcines the niche product dolomitic limestone. Just last year the company commissioned a new parallel-flow regenerative...

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QUALICAL INTERNATIONAL SRL

Lime production experience 4.0

Italian plant engineering contractor QualiCal has designed and built a 150 t/d Synthesis regenerative vertical kiln (PFR – twin shaft burning unit) for Köhler Kalk. The kiln boasts rock-bottom...

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Plant report

AERZENER MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH

Köhler Kalk invests in a new kiln

Köhler Kalk in Northern Hesse commissioned a new kiln. Thanks to the rotary lobe compressors made by Aerzen, the plant manufactured by QualiCal counts among the most efficient solutions in its field.

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Markets and Trends

ONESTONE CONSULTING SL

The US cement industry has a new shape

Lebec cement plant

The cement industry in the USA is in better shape than it was twelve years ago. Cement demand is increasing, capacities are much more modern and 13-15 major cement producers now exist. This report ...

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Process

Materials

Patents

WO2018001562 (A1)

Valve bag

(22) 28.06.2017(43) 04.01.2018(57) The invention relates to a valve bag for bulk goods such as cement, gypsum, granular material, animal feed, or the like, comprising a standing bottom, preferably a...

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AU2015398367 (A1)

Combustor

(22) 30.07.2015(43) 25.01.2018(57) A combustor according to the present invention comprises: a combustion chamber having a grate embedded therein and a combustion space formed above the grate; a fuel...

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US 2018/0028967 A1

Method for capturing carbon dioxide

(22) 09.10.2017(43) 01.02.2018(57) A method for integrating a carbon capture process with a process for cement production. (71) General Electric Technology GmbH, Baden (CH)

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WO2018025431 (A1)

Cement additive and cement composition

(22) 22.02.2017(43) 08.02.2018(57) The purpose of the invention is to provide a cement additive and a cement composition which have excellent solution stability, achieve a good fluidity holding effect...

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WO2018025482 (A1)

Method for operating cement kiln

(22) 31.05.2017(43) 08.02.2018(57) [Problem] To reduce the concentration of both SOx and NOx in combustion gas discharged from a cement kiln. [Solution] A method for operating a cement kiln 7,...

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US2018036697 (A1)

Apparatus and method for calcination of gypsum

(22) 12.02.2016(43) 08.02.2018(57) An apparatus for calcination of gypsum includes a gypsum calciner having an interior wall surface with a circular or annular configuration as seen in its plan view,...

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WO2018011024 (A1)

Integrated lime hydrator

(22) 04.07.2017(43) 18.01.2018(57) A lime hydrator (20) integrated into a flue gas desulfurization system (18) or other industrial system is provided that provides a n in-situ variable rate of cured...

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Management