Cement Americas

SPR 2018

Cement Americas provides comprehensive coverage of the North and South American cement markets from raw material extraction to delivery and tranportation to end user.

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16 CEMENT AMERICAS • Spring 2018 • www.cementamericas.com FEATURE T he 60th Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Tech- nical Conference will be held in the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, May 6-10, 2018. This is the largest conference in the cement industry and will include technical presentations of the latest technology covering a variety of topics important to the industry, as well as profes- sional training sessions. Technical presentations include: Automation Working Group • Big Data and Its Challenge for Today's Cement Plant. • 3D Geologic Modeling and Mine Planning to Improve Quarry and Plant Efficiency at Cement Operations. • Automated Baghouse Troubleshooting Diagnostics Max- imize Efficiency. • Digital Transformation of the Global Cement Industry. • Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation in the Cement Manufacturing Process. Drives & Related Products Working Group • Considering the Benefits of Retrofitting Centrifugal Fan Rotors. • Method for Quantifying Rotor Condition in Synchronous Motors. • Back to Basics – Troubleshooting a Synchronous Motor Issue in a Cement Plant. • Successful Retrofit of a HPGR (High Pressure Grinding Rolls) Drive at a European Cement Company by Replac- ing an Existing Electro-Mechanical Drive with a Gearless Direct Hydraulic Drive. Environmental, Energy & Sustainability Working Group • Modular Grinding Stations (MGS) for Sustainable Growth. • CO2 Capture from Cement Manufacture and Reuse in Concrete. • The Application and Results of Environmental Initiatives at a Commonwealth of Virginia Cement Plant. • Hydrocarbon Testing and Emissions in Cement Plants. • Innovative Oxygen Injection for Emission Reduction in Cement Kilns. General Practices Working Group • Optimized Kiln Operation by Keeping Kiln Shell Tempera- tures at a Set Point with Controlled Water Cooling. • Foundations Design of Multiple Vertical Mills Focused on Vibration Mitigation. • Reducing Pressure Drop in Pyro-Processing. • Increasing Pyro System Productivity through Innovative Preheater Upgrades. • Pursuing a Lower Cost of Ownership in a Large Kiln Bag- house. Maintenance & Safety Working Group • Beneath Our Feet. • The Friction Compensator – Visualizing Refractory Expan- sion. Power Generation, Distribution and Related Products Working Group • Current Limiting Arc Flash Quenching System for Improved Incident. • Energy Reduction. • The Effect of Raw Material Source on Concrete Duct Bank Thermal Resistivity. • Challenges of a New Quarry Five Miles From a Plant. Professional training sessions include: Safety Training – A unique approach developed and proven at one of the largest mines in the world, this new approach has delivered profound results in hundreds of large-scale operations. Cement Conference Here Comes the IEEE/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference. Here's What to Expect. By Mark S. Kuhar

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