Quality assurance and process control in modern cement plants

Modern analytical methods are meanwhile standard in the cement industry for use in quality and production control.

Assurance of quality and performance

Quality assurance and production monitoring in the ­cement industry has a long tradition, reaching back to the era of product standardisation in 1877/78. Then, as now, the applicable product standard specified the minimum scope of testing necessary to assure the conformity of the cements produced.

The functions of a modern plant laboratory are numerous and diverse, must be completed promptly, and exceed the scope of testing required by the applicable standards. In addition to the obviously necessary assurance of the conformity of the products to the relevant...

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