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It’s a new year, and that means everyone has an analysis of the cement market. I attended the Intercem conference in Miami last October, and Colin...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Lehigh Cement Co. and Argos USA have settled alleged Clean Air Act violations at a portland cement manufacturing facility in Martinsburg, W.Va.
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Use Integrated Monitoring Networks to Reinforce Safe Working Conditions and Provide Input for Ongoing Data-Driven Mine Planning Decisions. By Phil...
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Cement Products

Camfil APC rolled out Gold Cone X-Flo (GCX) Filter Cartridge for high-efficiency industrial dust collection. Building on the proven performance of HemiPleat Gold Cone technology, GCX filters stay cleaner and last longer than conventional pleated filters, noted the manufacturer.
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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.

ABB, www.abb.com 

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