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The Colombian Superintendent of Industry and Commerce (SIC) ratified sanctions that were imposed in December on Cementos Argos, Holcim Colombia and Cemex Colombia, for price cartelization that took place between 2010-2012, reported El Tiempo. The cement producers were fined a combined $71.6...
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PCA Energy and Environment Awards

The Roanoke Cement Co. Troutville cement plant in Troutville, Va., received the Overall Environmental Excellence Award from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine as part of the 2014 Cement Industry Energy and Environment...

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Infrastructure The Portland Cement Association (PCA) issued the following statement in response to publication of the American Council for Capital...
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Cement Products

Babcock & Wilcox’s (B&W) electrostatic precipitator (ESP) technologies deliver maximum particulate removal efficiency with proven reliability and reduced operating and maintenance costs. Engineered upgrades, quality components and replacement parts, and aftermarket services help keep existing ESPs...
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Process Control Software

ABB released cpmPlus Expert Optimizer 7.0, a new version of its software for deployment of advanced process control applications to increase energy efficiency and productivity in the cement and minerals industries. cpmPlus Expert Optimizer helps customers meet production, operational and quality objectives.

The software operates cement and minerals plants more stably and efficiently by coordinating actions on the process such as rotational speed, fuels or chemical additives. It maximizes overall plant efficiency by looking at the interactions between variables and makes decisions according to the plant goals. It collects real-time data, processes it with mathematical algorithms, and coordinates the plant actuators for optimal performance.

The newest version provides the following features: non-linear model predictive control leading to better performance and lower application complexity; new tools for engineering efficiency including the ability to create user-defined libraries; better access rights control up to single strategy components for better protection of intellectual property; and support of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit version.

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