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For 37 years, the International Cement Seminar & Exhibition was one of the most anticipated annual events for the North American cement industry. After an...
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The global portland cement market is forecast to reach a volume of 5.9 billion tons by 2024, registering a CAGR of 4.3% during 2019-2024, according to a new report available on ResearchAndMarkets.com. The global market...
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The Right Strategy Can Improve Cement Plant Operational Performance and Energy Management. By Mike Tay
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Cement Products

Bricking Solutions offers hydraulic and incline conveyors to increase maintenance efficiency and reduce worker physical strain. Made from heavy-duty aluminum, these conveyors increase efficiency and safety, while minimizing damage to kilns and refractory materials during routine maintenance.
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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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