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Editorial

Corona versus environmental protection

It isn’t quite clear yet what the economic repercussions of the Corona crisis will be, but a global recession has been forecast. Governments are planning recovery packages worth billions to prop ...

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Spotlight

GEBR. PFEIFFER SE

Another ready2grind unit for the Philippines

Bigboss Cement Inc. (BBCI), with a plant located in the province of Pampanga, Philippines has recognized the advantages of this modular plant concept, comprising a 4-roller vertical roller mill, and...

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KHD HUMBOLDT WEDAG INTERNATIONAL AG

KHD hands over a new grinding plant in Thailand

For Siam City Cement Public Co., Ltd. (SCCC) from Thailand, KHD Humboldt Wedag engineered and commissioned a new roller press-based raw meal grinding plant at SCCC’s factory 1 located in the Saraburi...

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Products

MARTIN ENGINEERING

Conveyor belt cleaner for tight spaces

Martin Engineering has introduced a design specifically for applications where space for installation is limited. The SQC2S RM (Reduced Mini) is a compact secondary belt cleaner that allows...

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ATLAS COPCO KOMPRESSOREN UND DRUCKLUFTTECHNIK GMBH

Platform shows health status for compressors

In the Smartlink 2.0 release, Atlas Copco is making new functions available for all users of its remote monitoring system for compressed air equipment. The design of the graphic user interface is now...

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SIEMENS AG

Mobile gas-turbine SGT-A45 – Fast power

Companies active in mining and cement need electricity – lots of it. But sometimes the electricity that powers conveyor systems, drives, lighting, control rooms and more is in short supply. One common...

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Companies

Plant report

LINDNER-RECYCLINGTECH GMBH

Lindner’s Polaris 1800 – The Island Solution

Guernsey – a popular holiday destination in the middle of the English Channel that somehow belongs to but is simultaneously separate from the United Kingdom and once inspired Victor Hugo. To preserve...

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Markets and Trends

Process

MASCHINENFABRIK GUSTAV EIRICH GMBH & CO KG

Mixing technology for conditioning of recovered fuels

The production of Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) often involves many different mixing tasks. Two main mixing systems are available here. This article compares the properties of both systems and provides...

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Materials

IAB – WEIMAR INSTITUTE OF APPLIED CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH

Brick powders as pozzolanic additives in cement production

In a research project, 26 different brick powders made from ground bricks of different ages and different product ranges were tested with regard to their suitability for use as pozzolanic components...

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Patents

US 2020/0109086 A1

Method for manufacturing cement

(22) 28.05.2018(43) 09.04.2020(57) The present invention pertains to a method for manufacturing cement, wherein the gypsum is first calcined separately before being inter-grinded with the clinker so...

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WO 2020/052269 A1

Cement clinker preparation method and apparatus

(22) 21.05.2019(43) 19.03.2020(57) A cement clinker preparation method, comprising applying a voltage to a blank to fire the blank to obtain cement clinker under the condition of 900-1200 °C, wherein...

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Ecology or economy?

When I started as a pyro-process engineer in the cement industry 26 years ago, the number of projects dealing with technologies for increased firing of alternative fuels (AF) was still rather small. ...

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