IEEE East Coast Conference Goes Virtual

The IEEE East Coast Cement Industry Conference will be held Oct. 20-22, 2020. This online experience will closely simulate a physical conference by including panel discussions, technical papers, sharing of best practices, inspection training, and virtual plant tours of the Argos Martinsburg, W.Va., and Lehigh Hanson Union Bridge, Md., cement plants. Additionally, Ed Sullivan, chief economist and senior vice president of the…

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PCA’s Sullivan Projects 2020-21 Cement Consumption

In his first widely available briefing since early March, Portland Cement Association (PCA) Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Ed Sullivan offered two U.S. cement consumption outlooks based on U- or W-shaped economic recovery curves. A U-shaped recovery will see 2020 and 2021 figures of -3.4% or +1.7%, while a W-shaped model will see declines of -4.8% and -2.7%. 

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Spiroflow Bulk Bag Discharger Maximizes Dust Control, Minimizes Moisture Absorption

bulk bag unloader components

Spiroflow’s T4 Single Trip Bulk Bag Discharger offers a dust-evacuation frame supplied with a rubber dust-seal membrane located inside the support dish for optimal dust control during discharge. The discharger has a four-corner massage and vibration to encourage material flow. Additionally, the pneumatic-bag piercing knife encourages material flow by breaking up compacted material at the bulk bag’s bottom. 

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