For the eighth time the Loesche Training Center in Duesseldorf has held the open Technical Seminar. The event’s motto was “resource-efficient strategies in cement production” and was primarily aimed at process and maintenance personnel in the cement industry. The focus was on the exchange of expert knowledge and practical experience.
A total of 65 visitors and contributors from 22 nations including Macedonia, Burkina-Faso, Saudi Arabia, Syria, India and Bangladesh took part. The event began on 12.11.2019 with an informal evening of introductions in the Media Harbour in Duesseldorf. The seminar itself took place on 13.11.-14.11.2019.
The following themes were presented and discussed:
Dr. Christina Fleiger from the VDZ (Verein Deutscher Zementwerke, the Association of the German Cement Industry) presented an objective overview of the state of research of CCUS technologies (Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage) and the possibilities for their use in industry.
Dr. Erwin Schmidl, WhiteLabel-TandemProject e.U., spoke on the use of alternative fuels in cement production. He demonstrated the challenges, impacts and solutions stemming from the use of alternative fuels in the cement industry.
Following this, Taís Mazza Joudeh introduced Loesche’s first experiences with waste conditioning plants in the USA.
Dr. Stefan Kern, Managing Director of A TEC in Austria, spoke on chlorine bypass systems and an integrated approach for waste-free reworking of bypass dust.
Loesche’s Dr. Roland Aeckersberg explained, by way of numerous practical examples, how coal grinding plants can be run as safely and risk-free as possible.
The first day’s closing keynote lecture, delivered by Dr. Winfried Ruhkamp, offered an interesting glance into the near future. He presented the promising results of Loesche’s experiments on grindability with innovative cement composites in vertical roller mills.
The first seminar day ended 170 m up in the air, at Duesseldorf’s Rhine Tower, where participants enjoyed Japanese cuisine and the astonishing view from Germany’s highest restaurant.
The second day began with a lecture on wear, repairs and the management of spare parts. Hans-Georg Stengel provided insight into his long expe