Issue 1-2/2015

Content

Editorial

New Year's Greeting

Humility

Is humility still modern? In a world of ‘selfies’, where today’s “elbow society” is triumphant, charged with egotism and founded on ruthless...

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Spotlight

Products

AUMUND

Best belt technology

More than 170 m lift height, a conveying capacity of 650 tons of raw meal per hour, 24 hours per day – that’s 15 600 tons daily capacity, seven days a week.Those are the performance data of a bucket elevator located at India’s largest and most modern cement plant in Himachal Pradesch belonging to the Ambuja Cement Group. As a result of a conversion by Aumund, the previously existing bucket elevator was replaced by a high-performance belt bucket elevator in 2013.

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Companies

OBITUARY

Dr.-Ing. Peter Bartha

With Dr. Peter Bartha, Refratechnik loses an extraordinary person and an outstanding and internationally recognized expert in refractory technology....

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Events

ZKG TECHNICAL EXCURSION, Burglengenfeld/Germany (21.– 23.10.2014)

Big Bang Theory ... and Practice

This time, a total of fifty-seven students and their tutors from the Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, the Technical Applied University of...

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19th AUCBM CONFERENCE, MARRAKESH/MOROCCO (11.–13.11.2014)

Successful conference days

The 19th Arab International Cement Conference and Exhibition (AICCE) was again a big success for its organizers, the Arab Union for Cement and...

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Interview

BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG, Beckum/Germany

After one year of new impressions

The Beumer Group appointed Dr. Detlev Rose as its new Director Marketing/Sales with effect from 1 January 2014. In this post, he is responsible for global coordination of the planning, control and organisation of all of the group's marketing and sales activities. ZKG International met Dr. Rose in Beckum for an interview.

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Plant report

CATERPILLAR

Road Maintenance & Safety

The quarry & aggregates industry is one of tough applications that demands durable machines. The equipment used is selected to maximize uptime and productivity at the lowest cost per ton and unscheduled downtime is not acceptable. In addition...

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CONTITECH/TECHMI

Europe’s longest conveyor

The longest conveyor belt in Europe recently went into operation at a cement factory in Montalieu, a community in eastern France between Lyon and Geneva. It’s a small town located on the banks of the Rhône and home to...

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BEUMER

Energy gained by downhill limestone transport

It is well known that the efficient connection with raw material deposits is of vital importance for a cement plant. Therefore, reliable and cost-efficient technical solutions are a necessity for the success of every cement plant. In the past, limestone was often transported...

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Markets and Trends

ONESTONE CONSULTING S.L.

Lafarge-Holcim’s cement rivals in Africa

Once Lafarge-Holcim have merged they will be the leading cement producer in Africa with a capacity of about 53 million tons per year (Mta). However, there are a number of potential rivals...

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Materials

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY

Advances in physical properties of C class fly ash cement systems blended nanographite – Part 2

Research results suggest that the use of nanographite in the CFA-C system and the pure cement system accelerate the setting time and increase the strength gains, hence overweighing any negative effects. The water absorption, apparent volume, apparent density, CH-content, setting-time, fluidity and strength gain are favourable when compared to pure cement and nanographite-blended cement. Part 2 focuses on the results and conclusions.

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SIEMENS

The difference is in the detail

Drywall construction with plasterboard is simple and opens up a variety of options for architects, construction clients and DIY enthusiasts. As a result, the recycling of mixed construction waste with a high gypsum content is also becoming ...

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Engineering