Celebrating 54 years in San Antionio, Texas.
Now in its 54th year of existence, the 2012 edition of the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference, May 13–17, will feature a mix of educational tutorials and technical papers at the J.W. Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas.
This year's event is taking place at a time when the cement industry continues to face unparalleled challenges, including the perpetual issue of new and changing environmental regulations combined with a significant drop in cement demand since its peak in 2005 (although industry totals seemed to have bottomed out with even a few signs that cement consumption is picking back up slowly). The goal of the conference will not be to change these factors but to engage the industry, its engineers, equipment suppliers, and designers to equip cement manufacturers with the latest technology to successfully respond to these challenges. The industry's top technical minds will be on hand to discuss diverse technical issues and propose potential solutions to the many challenges of today’s cement landscape.
The ever-popular Environmental Workshop held last year will be continued this year (May 25) with a new set of current topics relevant to challenges being faced by the industry. In addition, special tutorials (May 14) and technical papers (May 24–25) drill down to focus on topics of most concern to cement operations.
Tutorial topics in 2012 include: Managing Data in your Enterprise; Maintenance Practices and Education on Hydraulic Systems; Grinding Technology—A Comprehensive Assessment; MSHA Safety Training 8-hour Refresher; and NFPA 70E–2012: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. (See Tutorials sidebar for additional details.)
Tuesday, May 15, kicks off with a unique State-of-the-Industry presentations from Ed Sullivan, vice president and chief economist for the Portland Cement Association; and Paul Roger, CFA, senior head of building materials, Exane BNP Paribas. These two experts will provide their viewpoints and forecasts on the status of the cement industry based upon both U.S. domestic and global perspectives.
Conference organizers have again divided the technical papers into six sessions: Environmental, Energy and Sustainability; Power; Automation; Maintenance and Safety; Drives; and, General Practices. The San Antonio event also will include a vendor exhibition hall, featuring about 140 companies. Additional companies will be hosting hospitality suites in rooms in the J.W. Marriott Hill Country.
In addition to the technical conference and networking opportunities in the conference's exhibition hall, attendees will have a chance to see the latest technology in person during tours on Thursday, May 17, of two cement plants, both located in New Braunfels, Texas, about 30-plus miles from San Antonio. Opened in 1980, Cemex Balcones expanded in 2008, increasing the plant's capacity to more than 2.5 million tons of cement annually, making it one of the most efficient Cemex plants in the United States.
The second plant that will be visited is TXI Hunter Cement Plant, which began construction of a second kiln line to supplement the original facility, which began operations in 1980, to capitalize on long-term prospects for significant growth in the region. (See Plant Tours sidebar for additional information on both facilities.)
What follows is an alphabetical listing of every company exhibiting at this year’s IEEE-IAS/PCA conference. Available booth numbers and company web addresses are provided.
Development of new material technologies to solve tough corrosion and abrasion problems, especially where nothing has worked before. That describes the essence of 3L&T. Founded more than 10 years ago in Silicon Valley, Calif., the company has had access to multiple new material components, creative minds, and funding capital to invest deeply in research and development. The results have been a continuous stream of new coating materials, aimed at specific problem areas pointed by end users frustrated by not being able to solve them. FlueGard-225SQC will stop steel corrosion in equipment like baghouses in the temperature range from 140° to 225°C. For higher temperatures, the company developed the FlueGard-425S. For lower temperatures, it recently introduced the CorrosionGard-160S. For chimneys, the latest solution is to coat with StackGard-255SQW. For severe corrosion-abrasion in kiln shells, the only material that works is the KilnGard-600S, and lately the company launched the WearGard-625S for duct abrasion at high temperatures. www.3L-T.com
4B Components Ltd.
Founded in the U.S. in 1984, 4B Components Ltd. is an industry leader in developing high-quality, innovative, and dependable material handling and electronic components for the agricultural and industrial sectors. 4B’s electronics division includes a range of industry leading products including: speed monitors, encoders, bearing temperature sensors, level indicators, belt alignment systems, hazard monitors, safety switches, alarms, and displays. The company’s material handling division specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of plastic and metal elevator buckets, elevator bolts and splices, rubber and steel web belting, drop forged and round link chain, sprockets, and trailers. With subsidiaries in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia and a worldwide network of distributors, 4B can provide practical solutions for all applications at any location. www.go4b.com
A TEC America
A TEC is a family-owned, specialized engineering company from Austria. It comprises a team of specifically chosen professionals from cement plants, design companies, and related high-tech industries. In this way, A TEC can offer not only practical designs, but also innovative solutions using know-how from other industries like waste-incineration. It has offices for the American continent in Mexico and for Asia in Malaysia and China. The company operates successfully by building long-lasting and close relationships with its clients. A TEC is a specialist for optimization of pyroprocessing in the cement industry based on three pillars: preheater & calciner upgrade; alternative fuels implementation, including fuels preparation; and, emissions improvement, e.g. chlorine bypass or NOx reduction. www.atec-ltd.com
To extend the useful life of processing equipment, Kalmetall W weld overlay chrome carbide linings are used at Abresist Kalenborn Corporation along with ceramic and other mineral-based materials to provide cost-effective protection against abrasion, impact, and high temperatures. The pre-engineered linings can be installed into existing steel structures or newly fabricated equipment. The linings are designed for specific applications in cyclones, mills, chutes, dust piping, separators, screens, fan linings, and blades. Kalmetall W, A-36 is a carbon steel or alloy plate with hard overlay welded chromium carbide in thicknesses from 3/16 in. to 1/4 in., with other sizes available. The wear protective layer is available in a variety of different qualities and dimensions and utilizes various fastening systems. Other materials successfully employed in cement plants include Kalcret wear compound, which is sprayed or trowelled in place, Kalocer alumina ceramic tiles and piping, Abresist fused cast basalt lined components, Kalflex flexible piping, and Kalfix bauxite-based repair epoxy mix. www.abresist.com
Aerzen USA Corporation
Aerzen is the world's leading supplier of positive displacement blowers, screw and rotary lobe compressors, and vacuum pumps. www.aerzenusa.com
Booths 129 & 130
With 18,900 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, Air Products serve customers across a range of industries from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy, transportation and semiconductors. The company supplies a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment, and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built a reputation for its innovative culture, operational excellence, and commitment to safety and the environment. The aim is to develop lasting relationships with customers and communities based on human qualities: understanding their needs, doing business with integrity and honesty, and demonstrating a passion for exceeding expectations. www.airproducts.com
This company is a leading supplier of industrial ammonia and now offers the complete line of refrigerant services of CFC Refimax as a part of a January 2007 acquisition. With 29 ammonia and refrigerant distribution facilities nationwide, this firm has the ability to meet your delivery needs for industrial ammonia, CFC, HCFC, and refrigerant blends. The company offers delivery, repairs, pump-outs, tank inspection, and preventative maintenance for all ammonia and refrigerant applications. A nationwide distribution network provides outstanding delivery reliability, as well as short-notice and after-hours delivery and service. www.airgas.com
Airtech Environmental Services
Airtech Environmental Services Inc. is an environmental consulting firm that specializes in the sampling, analysis, and monitoring of stationary source and fugitive emissions. Airtech is committed to providing the highest-quality air testing and monitoring services, while providing these services as cost effective as possible. www.airtechenv.com
Albemarle provides innovative development, manufacturing, and marketing of complex chemicals and services that create customer value. Focusing on “Chemistry for Life,” the company is a global supplier of specialty chemicals that provide an overall benefit to the world in which we live. A diversified mix of products is sold to a range of customers and end markets. With more than 3,400 customers spread over 100-plus countries, products are sold into end markets that are vital to the global economy, including consumer electronics, petroleum refining, packing, construction, automotive, pharmaceuticals, and agrichemicals. Over 4,100 employees direct their efforts on solving customers’ toughest problems. www.albemarle.com
Allied Mineral Products
Allied Mineral Products is a world leader in the manufacture of monolithic refractories and precast refractory shapes. The company has been dedicated to being there for customers for more than 50 years. Allied provides refractory solutions through worldwide manufacturing, leading edge product design, and unmatched technical support and trouble shooting. www.alliedmineral.com
For nearly 100 years, Alstom has been a leading provider of vital equipment and services for the U.S. power generation and rail transportation markets. Drawing on the expertise of 96,000 professionals in more than 70 countries, and as many as 10,000 employees in the U.S., Alstom is driving the development of new technologies to meet rising demand for energy and alleviate urban congestion while minimizing impacts on the environment. www.alstom.com/us
Altech Environment USA
Booths 141 & 142
Founded in 1989, Altech is a leading supplier of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) for combustion and process applications. The company also supplies a range of gas analyzers for compliance, process, engine testing and ambient monitoring applications, including multi-gas analyzers, discrete analyzers, particulate monitors, and air quality monitoring systems. An emphasis on quality and rugged design has established Altech as a universal equipment supplier and systems integrator with a reputation for long-term reliability, even in the most adverse conditions. www.altechusa.com
The Ashtead Technology Group specializes in putting high-technology equipment into the hands of those who need it. Operating two divisions—Offshore or Instrument—with multiple locations spanning the globe, the company offers one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date equipment rental fleets, providing technical advice on what to rent, and how to use it. The availability of the company's rental fleet is second to none, and all equipment is always tested and delivered ready to use. www.ashtead-technology.com
The Avogadro Group
The Avogadro Group, LLC, is a source testing and consulting firm that focuses on combustion and process-generated air pollution emissions, emissions measurement, emissions control devices, CEM systems, and regulatory affairs. Avogadro has offices in Antioch, Calif., Medford and Portland, Ore., and Phoenix, and services clients throughout the United States. www.avogadrogroup.com
B3 Systems provides unparalleled support, both remote and on-site, related to all products and services offered. The company only provides the best in hardware and software to meet your monitoring and control needs. It even provides support for products that it does not sell. B3 Systems' approach is service-based, even though a product may be involved. The company only sells products that it believes in and knows will provide quality results. In addition, B3 Systems provides a range of services and support options. The company started as a service-based company in 1991 with Chemical Spiking service. Since that time, it has expanded its services and capabilities to meet clients' specific needs or market demands. Sometimes the line is blurred between a service and a product. But B3 Systems believes that the difference in a good product sale is the service. The company tailors complete service packages based on a customer's needs and in-house capability. www.b3systems.com
Bedeschi America, Inc.
For more than a century, Bedeschi has supplied raw material handling equipment and services around the globe. Our markets include the cement, brick, mining, power and biomass industries. Bedeschi designs and manufactures industrial equipment to fit the specific needs of our clients. The product line encompasses: apron feeders, crushers, stacker (linear and circular), reclaimers (linear, circular, and blending), ship loaders and unloaders, and dust collection and air filtration. Bedeschi fabricates, assembles, and tests all machines in its 500,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, equipped with an experienced staff and the most modern tools. In-house engineering department uses the latest software programs, guaranteeing a state-of-the-art system. Field technicians follow the erection/assembly phase of the machines on site, along with providing start-up and commissioning assistance. www.bedeschiamerica.com
Boldrocchi is a family-owned company with headquarters in Milano, Italy, specialized in designing and supplying process fans and air pollution control systems for different industries. For more than 100 years, the company’s reputation has been built on technical know-how, quality, and customer satisfaction. Today, the group counts 350 employs within Italy, France, Germany, and India and a turnover of around 120 million Euros. The fan division is the Italian market leader for any application in the cement industry. Boldrocchi has specific know-how to fit any customer need and has reference up to 5,500 kW installed power fan in the cement field and 8,100 kW for other industrial applications. The Ecologia division specializes in the design and supply of turn-key air pollution control systems for the cement industry. The division employs over 30 engineers and specialized technicians, all capable of designing complete gas cleaning lines for various process exhausts. The product line includes gas conditioning towers, heat exchangers, nuisance bag filters, and process bag filters, with realized project with capacity up to 2.5 million cu. m/hr. www.boldrocchi.it
Bosch Rexroth/ Hägglunds Drives
Bosch Rexroth is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries in the technology fields electric drives and controls, industrial hydraulics, mobile hydraulics, linear technology, assembly technology, and pneumatics. Since introducing its first hydraulic radial piston motor almost half a century ago, Hägglunds Drives has been helping customers worldwide manage the toughest tasks in the roughest industrial environments. More than a traditional gear and transmission design, Hägglunds drive solutions bring even greater advantage with the best assurance of performance, flexibility, and reliability. Customers can count on Hägglunds to give the needed power, no matter what turn business takes. The company also offers drive solutions, control units, pumps, and related services. www.boschrexroth.com; www.hagglunds.com
Bricking Solutions & Brokk
Bricking Solutions specializes in manufacturing custom equipment that surrounds all the impact areas of refractory replacement in your kiln. One of the challenging impact areas is proper kiln access that supports the safe travel of mechanical equipment, such as robotic demolition equipment Brokk and Bobcats. The company's design and manufacturing team can produce custom, lightweight, easy-to-install kiln access ramps that can and have accommodated some of the most restricted burn floors. After safely and efficiently removing old refractories, the next major impact area is the installation of the new refractory. The 2011 model EZ Flexx bricking machine offers the largest (5.2 m – 6,810 kg) work platform with a center-supported, double installation arch that can make adjustments for conical or tapered sections effortlessly. The company offers refractory consulting services/training worldwide for safety and performance gains. www.brickingsolutions.com
Booths 22 & 23
As the only proactive dust collection management company in the filtration market today, BWF America has the international resources, application experience, and advanced filter media technology to handle any dust filtration issue. Over the last 20 years, the company has continually offered its dust filtration clients meaningful alternatives to commodity dust bags and baghouse maintenance services. In pursuit of this core objective, it has developed several key services: mechanical baghouse inspections and fabric filter bag change-outs, customized preventative baghouse maintenance services, diagnostic filter bag laboratory services, and economical filter bag solution programs. www.bwf-america.com
Calgon Carbon Corp.
Calgon Carbon Corp. is actively pursuing solutions for increasingly stringent mercury emission regulations. Calgon Carbon’s innovative Fluepac products are specifically designed to enhance mercury capture in flue gas streams within industries facing flue gas treatment challenges such as the cement, waste incinerators, and industrial boiler markets. Calgon Carbon technologies are designed to enhance production efficiencies, minimize waste, and remove pollutants—in short, making water and air safer and cleaner. www.calgoncarbon.com
California Analytical Instruments, Inc.
CAI, based in Orange, Calif., has been a premier supplier of quality gas analyzers and systems for use in industrial, environmental, process, health and safety, and automotive emissions measurement applications for more than 25 years. CAI’s goal is to provide innovative, cost-effective, and reliable solutions. CAI utilizes technologies such as: Chemiluminescence, Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR), Flame Ionization Detection (FID), Paramagnetic, FTIR, and Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy (PAS) for measurement of CO, CO2, NO, NO2, N2O, NH3, O2, CH4, SO2, SF6, and HCL gases. CAI’s computer-controlled analyzers are currently installed in thousands of facilities, in more than 100 countries. www.gasanalyzers.com
C.E.M. Solutions, Inc.
Founded in 1996, C.E.M. Solutions began designing and selling process monitoring and air emissions monitoring systems. The company also expanded it services by providing air quality emissions and compliance testing. C.E.M. Solutions now serves a variety of industries, including portland cement, biomass, waste-to-energy, electric utility, and independent power providers. www.cem-solutions.com
CCC Group, Inc.
CCC Group, Inc. is a nationwide, industrial general contractor with fabrication, and specialty engineering capabilities. The company was established in 1947 in San Antonio. Since that time, it has established 10 regional offices throughout the U.S., three of which have shop facilities capable of fabricating structural steel, ductwork, preheater towers, and piping. The company self-performs 95% of the work awarded to us. Disciplines include civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, and instrumentation. CCC Group has the ability to offer an array of services on a local and national basis from small-scale, routine maintenance needs to entire new plants. Most recent accomplishments include a new line addition for Keystone Cement in Pennsylvania, and constructing a greenfield cement plant for Drake Cement in Arizona. www.cccgroupinc.com
CEM Specialties, Inc.
CEM Specialties Inc. (ISO9001:2008), authorized ABB Process Analytics solution provider, offers a range of process and continuous emission monitoring products, expert applications and instrument support services in Canada and the United States. Expertise includes: systems engineering and upgrades; single-source supplier of turn-key systems, gas analyzers, opacity, particulate and flow monitors, and parts and service support; complete in-house systems integration, gas analyzer repairs and calibration lab; data acquisition system solutions; and remote troubleshooting and diagnostics. With a solutions-driven approach, the company reviews customers' monitoring requirements then design, engineer, and manufacture a solution that will meet needs. Turn-key system packages include QA/QC plans and performance certification guarantees. Services include: start-up and commissioning, certification testing support, on-site training, and 24/7/365 response from a factory-trained field service team. www.cemsi.on.ca
Cemtek Environmental is one of the largest and most experienced Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) companies in the industry, and a top choice for compliance and non-compliance emissions monitoring systems. The company is the leading supplier to the power, refinery, industrial, turbine, petro-chem, steel, chemical, process emissions, manufacturing, and small boiler market. Cemtek has skilled engineering and field service department with many key employees having more than 30 years of CEMS experience each. Cemtek has built and supplied over 700 CEMS to various industries throughout the United States and the world. www.cemteks.com
CleanAir Engineering offers advanced monitoring solutions for industry. The company provides turn-key sales, instrument rental, and measurement consulting programs using the MET-80 sorbent trap mercury monitor; UV/IR DOAS open-path & CEMS; Passive FTIR; and, Pneumatically Focused GC. www.cleanair.com
Continental will undertake parts of a project, serve as a general contractor, and coordinate with consulting engineers, or assume total responsibility for the entire project. The company specializes in industrial buildings, slip form concrete construction, pile driving, structural steel erection, millwright work, marine construction, process piping, material handling systems, and contract maintenance. www.continentalconst.com
Control Analytics, Inc.
Control Analytics is a representative, distributor, and manufacturer of on-line process monitors, environmental analyzers, and systems to industry. Product specialties include Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (for EPA reporting), process monitoring, pure water monitoring solutions to major electric utilities, and basic manufacturing clients. The company is also experts in Ambient Air Monitoring, Safety, and Industrial Hygiene applications. Extensive experience with various analyzers, sample system designs, measurement techniques, and regulatory requirements allows the company to provide solution oriented, turnkey systems and components to clients with these specific needs. An experienced service department offers training, maintenance, repair, and value-added system integration for its principals' products. www.controlanalytics.com
Covent Fans, Inc.
Covent Fans Inc. designs and manufactures custom-engineered fans at its recently expanded facility near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Fans ranging from 100-11,000 hp for cement plant applications, including under-grate cooler, preheater kiln, and raw mill fans are operating at cement plants located around the world. The company specializes in high-temperature and high-dust-load applications. A line of backward-curved bladed rotors offer high efficiency with low tendency towards dust build-up. Blades protected with hardened steel plate or chromium carbide wearplates exhibit excellent wear-life in dusty service. Ask about innovations such as Dust Deflectors, to extend wear life. The company's quality program is registered to ISO 9001-2000, and welding is performed using approved welders and procedures in accordance with Canadian Welding Standards (equivalent to AWS D1.1). www.coventfans.com
CST Covers Industries, Inc.
Booths 131 & 132
CST Covers is a leader in the design, manufacture, and construction of custom aluminum covers and structures for architectural, environmental and industrial applications. CST Covers has supplied more than 16,000 covers in more than 90 different countries and offers multiple structural, high-strength aluminum design solutions including domes, vaults, extruded flat covers, formed flat panel covers, truss supported covers, space frames, as well as custom products specifically designed for customers unique vertical and overhead applications. The company maintains manufacturing facilities and technical design centers in Gardena, Calif.; Conroe, Texas (headquarters); and Rincon, Ga. www.cstindustries.com/cst-covers
CST Storage is a provider of modular, factory-coated bolted storage tanks for dry bulk and liquid applications in municipal, industrial and agricultural markets. The company was created in November 2010 with the merger of premier tank manufacturers Engineered Storage Products Company (ESPC), producer of glass-fused-to-steel tanks sold under the brand names Aquastore and Slurrystore, and Columbian TecTank (CTT), producer of epoxy-coated and other modular bolted steel tanks and factory-welded silos used in a variety of industries since 1893. Weaver Reclaimer Systems, which designs custom industrial reclaimers, was added to the family in 2011. The company has fabrication facilities located in Parsons, Kan.; Winchester, Tenn.; and DeKalb, Ill. Its engineering centers of excellence are located in Lenexa, Kan. (headquarters); Parsons, Kan.; DeKalb, Ill.; and, Winchester, Tenn. cstindustries.com/cst-storage/
DALOG provides process orientated on-line condition monitoring systems. An intelligent combined on-line protection concept provides information about the stability of the machine operation as well as the machine parts in real time. The root cause of harm-related conditions will be identified, fatigue load decreased, and the life cycle of the machine and output increased. A real preventive protection is activated. Order spare parts in time, reduce machine down times, and avoid severe secondary damages—all without the need to read and understand the time-consuming complicated signal graphs. DALOG is sending the analyzed machine information automatically to the operator. DALOG is an objective consultant, producer and OEM-supplier, independent of operator, plant and gearbox manufacturer. The company has experience in machine monitoring of vertical roller mills, roller presses, rotary kilns, ball mills, crushers, and fans. www.dalog.net
This company was developed to provide full dust control loading systems as well as partial components to the bulk material handling industry. Seasoned veterans in technical sales, engineering and manufacturing give the company the abilities to design custom equipment to meet and understand all field applications. Areas of expertise include loading spouts; loading spout positioners; aeration equipment; shut-off valves; diverter valves; dust collection equipment; bag and drum filling; level sensors; inspection hatches; and, system controls. www.dclinc.com
Diamond Power International
Diamond Electronics, a Diamond Power International, Inc. company, supplies high-temperature, closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera systems and related products throughout the world. Diamond Electronics is a recognized leader in diagnostic and vision systems for the cement industry, designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing industrial CCTV and related products for use in security, surveillance, and industrial process viewing. At the IEEE show, Diamond Electronics is featuring the Wall-Eye system—a high-temperature remote viewing system delivering pristine, highly detailed images in vivid color with 480 lines of resolution. This allows operators to control process temperature and optimize performance. www.diamondpower.com
For over 60 years, Dix has pioneered construction and rigging techniques to solve customers' unique challenges. One-of-a-kind solutions have lowered project costs, improved schedules, and enhanced safety. Dix is currently applying this tradition of innovation in dams and plants throughout the Pacific Northwest to improve safety, quality and productivity, and provide owners the very best return on their investment. Dix is proud to have worked for customers like ALCOA, Boeing, Kaiser Aluminum, and the U.S. Navy. You can count on the dedicated commitment to excellence from Dix whether the company is starting its 60th project together in 60 years. www.dixcorp.com
Booths 49, 50 & 51
Donaldson Membranes is a well-established supplier to the cement industry with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in providing filter media solutions. The company is a global ePTFE filter media manufacturer with a 30-year proven track record in quality manufacturing. Reducing energy consumption and environmental emissions are two of the greatest challenges facing the cement industry today. Donaldson Membranes Tetratex ePTFE filter media can help overcome these challenges. This experience is vital with the future uncertainty of emission regulations and its impact on the business of cement plants throughout the United States. Tetratex ePTFE membranes are utilized in many parts of the cement manufacturing process, giving improved airflow and throughput which translates into increased production rates. The optimization of the mill efficiencies and the elimination of production bottlenecks can provide increased production output. Benefits of Tetratex include increased system airflow, which can be achieved through reduced filter pressure drop, significantly reducing the cost per ton of product; maintaining airflow at a reduced filter DP, therefore energy absorbed by the fan is reduced; Tetratex requires less frequent cleaning, providing longer bag life and few bag changes; near-zero emissions to help comply with environmental and workplace health standards and regulations. www.donaldson.com
Dürr Systems, Inc.
Dürr Systems possesses an extensive product line of abatement technologies in use in the cement industry. Dürr offers the most modern systems and energy saving techniques incorporating innovative and patented technologies. Whether thermal oxidization, particulate filtration or pollutant adsorption, Dürr Ecopure abatement systems are applied to solve environmental compliance issues at the lowest cost with the lowest possible energy consumption. www.durr.com
Dustex Corp. has long been regarded as an innovator within the air pollution control industry. Through the acquisition and implementation of the most advanced design technologies available, Dustex is once again pioneering the development of highly efficient and cost-effective products to be found anywhere. In addition, the company assists customers about decisions with regard to the implementation of technology and the capital expenditures necessary to accomplish their goals and air pollution control compliance issues. Dustex provides process analysis and application evaluation; economic justification and ROI implications of the technology; system design and conceptual engineering; 3D computational fluid dynamics and modeling; complete equipment design and fabrication; access to all of our in-house engineering disciplines; ancillary ductwork, fan packages, dampers and material handling; in-house automated control system design and manufacturing; complete integration of system utility requirements; equipment installation and commissioning; comprehensive operating training; and finite element analysis. www.dustex.com
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control, and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, such as Cutler-Hammer, Moeller, and Powerware, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, data center, residential, and OEM markets. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulic and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. www.eaton.com
EDG Inc. is a full-service, multi-discipline, international consulting firm serving the oil and gas and industrial markets. Founded in 1982, the company has firmly established itself as a leader in providing cost-effective, innovative and complete solutions for Upstream and Midstream industries, including Oil and Gas, Marine and Terminals and Cement and Bulks. EDG combines world-class engineering, design, and project management with a complete project team support for the oil and gas industries. Employing 400-plus professionals dedicated to the disciplines of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering. The company is equipped to provide extensive engineering expertise for a range of projects. Services include project management, front-end engineering, design and drafting, project controls, environmental and regularity, procurement, high-definition surveying, inspection, construction management, operations support, information management, document management, and technical training. www.edg.net
For 30 years, EnviroCare International has designed and manufactured pollution control systems across a range of industrial and municipal applications for clients worldwide. Each of its more than 1,000 installations is custom engineered and fabricated to meet the exact specifications of clients and their individual applications. The company offers advanced solutions to the increasingly stringent pollution control standards including the proposed 2010 Boiler MACT standard and 2010 Cement MACT standard. Through continuous research and development, the company is expanding its product line with innovative technology to meet current and future pollution control standards. www.envirocare.com
FCT, Inc. provides innovative process analytical solutions for the cement process. Its patented continuous on-stream mineral analyzer, COSMA, is capable of giving a complete mineral analysis of cement and clinker in real time using XRD and Rietveld analysis. The data is used to optimize additives and quality, thereby giving substantial savings. Much can be learned about this technology during the company's presentation in the technical program, during which two operating systems, one on cement and one on clinker, will be on displays during the plant tour on Thursday. www.fct-actech.com
Booths 55 & 56
FLSmidth is the world’s only total supplier to the cement industry, offering customers one source for a full range of services, from complete plants and equipment to upgrades and know how. But the company's approach is always the same: to use expertise to improve process and production efficiency. The company's strength is its people. Engineers research and develop new products, install and maintain equipment, analyze processes and train plant staff, and design and install plant upgrades—always with one goal in mind, improving the performance of customer’s plant. Founded in 1882, FLSmidth has grown into a worldwide organization. Working from one of three major project centers in Denmark, the United States, or India, engineering teams are supported by a 13,000-strong organization. And with offices in more than 50 countries, FLSmidth is always on hand to offer customers local knowledge and global support. www.flsmidth.com
Fives designs and supplies process equipment, production lines and plant facilities on a turnkey basis for major industrial players all over the world. The company's experience in industrial engineering and in managing large projects overseas is unique. Thanks to the quality of teams and knowledge of the groundwork, Fives is recognized for its ability to manage projects as a whole within the deadlines and in compliance with the performance guarantees. Its multi-sector expertise gives it a ranging vision of the industry that provides a continuous source of innovation for its R&D department. The company is willing to share this accumulated experience with its customers and is always in search of new industrial solutions combining technology, safety, and profitability. www.fivesgroup.com
As a world leader for burners and combustion systems, Fives Pillard designs and manufactures combustion equipment and control systems, mainly for the mineral processing industry and the energy sector. From initial conception to after sales services, Fives Pillard makes it its goal to provide comprehensive and reliable solutions adapted to their customers’ specific needs. The company’s mission is to achieve sustainable industrial progress by increasing fuel efficiency thus reducing CO2 emissions; making plants run safer and more reliability; driving down energy costs; when possible, incinerating waste instead of fossil fuels; and reducing polluting emissions, notably NOx and CO. www.fivegroup.com/fivespillard/en
Fives Solios/Solios Environment Corp.
Solios is a turnkey supplier of emission control systems for cement processes. Supply includes baghouses and gas-to-air heat exchangers for kiln and raw mill, finish mill high efficiency separator, alkali by-pass and clinker cooler applications. The Solios state-of-the-art TGT filter is a low-pressure, pulse-jet dust collector that features a number of innovations to meet the new NESHAP emission rules and achieve the lowest total cost of ownership. The TGT Filter has been widely employed for new projects and for replacement of older baghouses and electrostatic precipitators. Additionally, Solios has extensive experience in control of acid gas and mercury emissions. Solios’ All-Dry and Enhanced All-Dry scrubbing systems capture HCl, SO2 and SO3 acid gases and activated carbon injection systems are available for mercury capture. www.fivesgroup.com/fivessolios
Føns Technology International
New thinking requires a level-headed approach. At Føns Technology International, the innovative process is based on a sharp and objective analysis of what customers actually need. To Føns Technology International, quality is determined by what can be named the human factor. The people working at Føns Technology International are all dedicated to their work and have been chosen for their jobs because they are extremely good at what they are doing. Føns Technology International has more than 15 years of outstanding experience, innovations, and proven technologies serving the industry. The Føns Delta Cooler sets new standards for clinker coolers. Improved technology has solved a number of problems often experienced by clinker coolers, which are crucial to the efficiency and economy of the project. www.fonstechnology.com
Forjas Bolivar S.A.
Forjas Bolivar is a metal-working company specialized in the hot forging of steel that has been manufacturing high-quality industrial supplies since 1968. Range of products includes bolts and anchor bolts for mill liners and coolers, conveyor and reclaimer chains, round and oval link chains for rotary kilns and elevators, among other forged elements. All products are 100% hot-forged in carbon, alloy, or stainless steel, manufactured under international standards to meet customer’s requirements. Processes are certified under the ISO 9001:2000 quality certification. The excellence of products is highly recognized by important cement groups in the region including Cemex, Essroc, Holcim, Lafarge, and Buzzi Unicem. The combination of experience, modern technology, and personal, together with the optimal selection from a variety of materials, allows the company to supply excellent products and provide valuable support to clients. www.forjasbolivar.com
Fritz & Macziol
Fritz & Macziol and Infoma was founded in 1987, and its offices are strategically located throughout Germany, the United States, Spain, Mexico, UK, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Switzerland. Approximately 700 business economists, computer scientists, engineers, technicians, and communal administration specialists support and advise clients from local government, industry, commerce and services. The VAS solution for inbound and outbound logistic is the core business of Fritz & Macziol and specially developed for small, medium- and large-sized companies. It is a general, one-stop contractor for loading and dispatch automation of the raw materials and bulk goods industry, who can supply anything from servers, software, network infrastructure, weighbridges, and interfaces to many ERP systems. To date, more than 90 plants worldwide in the cement, lime, and gypsum industries have been installed with its highly developed software. www.fum-vas.com
GE Digital Energy
Booths 77 & 78
From protecting and optimizing assets, such as generators, transmission lines and motors, to ensuring secure wireless data transmission and providing uninterruptible power, GE Digital Energy delivers industry-leading technologies to solve the unique challenges of each customer. www.gedigitalenergy.com
Booths 65 & 66
GE Energy is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies in all areas of the energy industry, including coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy, as well as renewable resources, such as water, wind, solar, and alternative fuels. www.ge-energy.com
Gambarotta Gschwendt srl
Established in 1919, this company engaged in the design, manufacturing, and startup of equipment and machinery for the mechanical handling, lifting, and conveying of bulk materials. It has designed and supplied a considerable quantity of machinery and equipment to the cement, lime, and gypsum industries, as well as to the metallurgical, power generation, coal facilities, chemical, petrochemical, fertilizer, and other similar industries. The company's commercial network abroad has several agents in Europe and in other countries of the world. With the experience acquired in the design, engineering, and manufacturing (selection of materials, components, safety systems, etc.) of such equipment, the company is confident it can be a supplier for future needs in the field of bulk material handling equipment, with particular reference to: conveyors, feeders, extractor, elevators, special screw conveyors, loader for palletized materials, and more. www.gambarotta.it
Gasmet Technologies, Inc.
Gasmet Technologies has developed and manufactured multi-component FTIR gas analyzers and systems since 1993. Gasmet analyzers are used for process and emission monitoring and perform simultaneous measurement of both organic and inorganic compounds, as well as analyze hot, wet and corrosive gas streams. Measurement capabilities range from sub ppm’s up to percent levels. Gasmet Technologies will feature its new CEMS II system that is a cost-effective solution for measuring concentrations of pollutants including 0-10 ppm HCl full range and detection limit of less than 0.1 ppm as required in the new US-EPA Cement MACT rule. The Gasmet FTIR CEMS II is a fully engineered, robust and very flexible monitoring system. The Gasmet FTIR multi-component gas analyzer is integrated into one compact package, which includes sampling system, industrial computer with optional oxygen, and THC measurements. Comprehensive I/O functions are fully programmable via Gasmet software to allow automated span/zero checks and straight-forward connection into Data Acquisition Software or plant DCS. Gasmet Technologies will also feature the only truly portable FTIR emission monitoring system currently available on the market allowing stack testers and process operators to perform complex gas monitoring task with a simple hassle-free device. www.gasmet.com
Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc.
To address the needs of customers seeking to increase grinding plant capacities, Gebr. Pfeiffer offers the newly developed MVR roller mill for grinding cement raw material, cement clinker, and additives. Key Advantages of the MVR Mill include active Redundancy Modular Drive Design with up to six grinding rollers and six drive modules; capacity up to 1,000 tph or 12,000 kW; and, highest availability for raw materials, cement, and slag grinding due to minimal maintenance downtime. Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. offers grinding solutions for the cement, minerals, ceramics, and utilities industries of North and South America, specializing in MPS and MVR vertical roller mills; MRD ball mills; drying, hydrating and calcining equipment lines; engineering services; test station analysis; erection and commissioning services; spare parts services; and after sales support. www.gebrpfeifferinc.com
Golder Associates, Inc.
Golder Associates is a respected, employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in specialist areas of earth, environment, and the related areas of energy. From 160 offices worldwide, nearly 7,000 employees work with clients to manage their environmental and engineering activities in a technically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible manner. Professionals—from geologists, civil engineers, and geophysicists, to hydrogeologists, biologists, environmental scientists, risk analysts, and GIS specialists—help clients with large, complex projects as well as small-scale ones. www.golder.com
Goyen Valve Corporation
Specializing in air pollution systems products such as diaphragm valves, electronic timers, monitors, opacity monitors, broken bag detectors, venturi nozzles, complete header packages. Goyen supplies the industry with filter cleaning equipment to power, cement, steel, alumina; other metals, wood, paper, bulk materials handling industries, Tyco Environmental/Goyen Valve produces and supplies monitoring equipment that will assist cement plants to comply with environmental regulations and maintain process control. These products include gas monitoring, particulate matter monitoring (PM), filter bag leak detection (BLD), bag house valves/headers, and dust collector controls. Tyco Environmental Systems will act as a full-service systems integrator supplying a custom, turnkey, totally integrated package. Tyco Environmental Systems services include advising, designing, and implementing the proper total solution ensuring that the system meets your EPA and process control requirements. www.cleanairsystems.com
H2E Inc is a full-service industrial electrical engineering firm with expertise in power generation, power design, control & instrumentation, software development, construction & project management, commissioning, and start-up services. H2E specializes in the cement, mining, and aggregate markets. www.h2einc.com
Haver Filling Systems, Inc.
Haver Filling Systems, a subsidiary of Haver & Boecker, Germany, is recognized as a leading manufacturer of diversified packaging equipment for dry bulk materials. The company designs and manufactures material handling equipment to improve the efficiency, productivity, and competitive position of its customers worldwide. The company specializes in packing machines for valve bags or open-mouth bags, from automatic bag applicators and ultrasonic sealing stations to high-speed rotating systems. The Haver Group provides warehouse logistic concepts as well as packaging and material handling solutions for complete packaging plants. The company supplies innovative technology with different degrees of automation on individual application and requirements. The custom-designed machines always assure consistent quality, weight accuracy, highest output rates, environment-friendly operation and user-friendly maintenance. www.haverusa.com
With a history dating back to 1946, and now more than 75,000 impactors operating worldwide, Hazemag is a world leading supplier for impact crushers and raw material processing systems. Behind every Hazemag product is found a wealth of experience, a deep commitment to research and development, a drive for innovation, and a strong focus on customer success. Today, Hazemag offers industry-leading material-handling solutions through a range of products such as: impact crushers (primary, secondary, and tertiary), crusher dryers, drying technology, hammermills, apron feeders, and wobbler feeders. Behind the operation of every Hazemag product is a wealth of experience, backed by a level of partnership and support. www.hazemag.com
Herzog Automation Corp.
Herzog Automation is a leading manufacturer of laboratory sample preparation machines and systems. Herzog manufactures automatic and manual versions of all machines, such as crushers, mills, presses and fusion machines. Herzog manufactures samplers for hot meal and clinkers, plus screw, piston, and air-slide samplers. For automated solutions, the samplers are delivered to a lab via Herzog’s plant stations and pneumatic tube systems. Herzog’s range of fusion machines include manual, semi-automatic, and fully automated versions of both gas and the new electric, high-frequency-type machines. www.herzogautomation.com
Houston Dynamic Service, Inc.
Houston Dynamic Service has more than 35 years of experience as a quality focused steam turbine repair shop servicing the refining, power gen, offshore drilling, and other process industries. Since then, the company has evolved into one of the leading non-OEM, critical rotating equipment repair specialists known for having some of the best minds in the business. Rotating equipment engineering experience, skilled technicians and state-of-the-art repair facilities combine to provide uncompromised service for all types of rotating equipment repair, including pumps, turbines, compressors, blowers, centrifuges, fans, couplings, and high-speed gear units. HDS stands apart as a committed partner in achieving every customer’s goal: keeping their critical rotating equipment in continual operation at peak performance. www.houstondynamic.com
Industrial Accessories Company
Booths 1 & 2
IAC is an industrial design/build, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier of process equipment for APC, dust collection, hazardous gas emission mitigation, pneumatic material transport, and bulk material handling systems. In addition, IAC can provide replacement parts and new equipment components for baghouses and bulk material handling systems. IAC can supply complete engineered systems, as a total turnkey provider, supply equipment sub-systems, or just provide selected new equipment for replacements and new systems. IAC is the manufacturing industries single-source solution provider. www.iac-intl.com
The Intersystems model PS industrial sampler is designed to provide repeatable and representative samples and can be left completely unattended. The PS samples microscopic powders to large granules and pellets, and collects accurate samples from gravity or pneumatic conveying systems (positive or negative, dense, or dilute phase). Key features of the sampler are: 304 SS product contacts; seals that will withstand temperatures to 450°F and pressures to 125 psig; machined auger with no crevices or product hang-up points; tolerance between the tube and auger of .003, assuring total cleanout of product; and limit switch which assures that sampler will complete cycle. www.intersystems.net
Iteca is a leading manufacturer of online process control instruments specifically designed for the cement industry (raw mix analysis, hot meal sampling and analysis, clinker-free lime determination, gypsum/limestone addition, and particle size on cement), as well as completely automatic laboratories (sampling systems, cartridge sample transport, sample preparation, and automation). With more than 30 years of experience in this field. Iteca also designs and markets highly efficient and low maintenance inlet and outlet kiln seals enabling significant energy savings compared to traditional seals, reliable gas sampling systems designed for the kiln inlet, as well as high-capacity grinding media sorting machines. Most of these systems have already been installed and are being used by all the large cement producers in North America. www.iteca.fr
As an integrated optoelectronics group, Jenoptik divides its activities into five divisions: Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions, and Defense & Civil Systems. Its customers around the world mainly include companies in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry, automotive and automotive supplier industry, medical technology, security and defense technology as well as the aviation industry. www.jenoptik.com
John King USA
KEITH Manufacturing Company
Booths 79 & 96
KEITH Mfg. supplies alternative fuel handling, storage, and metering systems to the cement industry. The Walking Floor System is particularly suited to the cement industry because the unique reciprocating slat system reliably handles a wide variety of very difficult fuels. Those fuels include biomass, tdf, shredded plastics, paper, carpet and even whole tires. A single bin can be designed to handle several types of material giving flexibility to fuel purchase contracts. Maintenance costs are minimal compared to traditional chain, screw and belt systems. The Walking Floor System can be applied as a trailer tipper receiving bin, opportunity charged by a bucket loader, or designed to receive material by conveyor and store several hundred tons. KEITH Walking Floor systems are also mounted in semi-trailers which can discharge partial loads and are not prone to tipping over on unstable ground or in windy conditions. With headquarters in Central Oregon, KEITH Mfg. has produced more than 30,000 systems since its start in 1972. KEITH maintains offices, plants and service centers in North America, Europe, Australia and Central America. Other KEITH products include V-Floor systems for heavy, high impact materials, Pallet Floor for break bulk materials and Dock-to-Trailer which is a trailer loading and unloading system. www.keithwalkingfloor.com
KettenWulf, a global leader in manufacturing engineered chains and sprockets, is a German-based and family-owned company that has maintained the concept of excellence in Engineered Chain for more than 80 years. Having grown the company alongside so many great OEMs in various industries, Kettenwulf is the leading supplier of chains and sprockets to many of the most important names in the cement industry today. With decades of trusted manufacturing and quality, there can be no doubt that safety and reliability are utmost concerns in the design, manufacturing, testing and supply of all Kettenwulf products, such as bucket elevators, reclaimers, and apron feeders. www.kettenwulf.com
Kima Echtzeitsysteme GmbH
Since its foundation in 1996, Kima has established itself as a trusted partner to a variety of industries. The focus of our work is researching, developing and marketing industrial measurement and regulation technologies. Kima unites science with industrial demand and is your expert for all purposes of advanced measurement and control in the process industries. Products offered include those for grinding facility optimization, high-precision fill level and temperature measurement, and vibration velocity monitoring, smoothly integrate into existing processes. While focusing on maximum effectiveness, they deliver important information, control sensitive facilities, and minimize the wear and damage of systems and materials. www.kima.cc/en
Koch Knight LLC
Koch Knight LLC is a leader in Acid Proof Solutions. With capabilities in Construction, Engineering and Services working with state-of-the-art ceramics and plastic materials, Koch Knight is the true one-stop shop for all the needs of even the most demanding corrosion solutions. Koch Knight provides responsive, customer-focused solutions. Our products and services are available worldwide through our global network of manufacturing and outsourcing ceramic and plastic facilities. Koch Knight is part of the Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC, a diverse group of companies serving the refining, chemical and petrochemical industries. Koch Knight offers one stop shopping for many customers because of the related product lines of our sister companies. Diagnostic scans, combustion burners, modular mass transfer skids, state-of-the-art packing supports, and heat transfer products are just a few of the many products available from other companies within Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC. www.kochknight.com
Köppern Equipment, Inc.
Since 1898, Köppern has manufactured roller presses and designed plants for briquetting, compaction, and communition. With more than a century of expertise, Köppern has become one of a select group of suppliers leading the way in the briquetting, compaction, and high-pressure grinding of mineral materials. Köppern is represented in the U.S., Venezuela, Australia, India, China, and other countries, with the group’s head offices situated in Hattingen, Germany. Köppern’s Corporate Technical Center & Laboratory for research and material testing is located in Freiberg, Germany in affiliation with the Technical University of Freiberg. Laboratories for material testing are also found in Perth, Australia; Vancouver, B.C., Canada; and Charlotte, N.C. More than 800 Köppern roller presses are in operation today. Of particular interest to the cement industry are Köppern’s roller presses for the high-pressure grinding of raw materials, clinker, and slag, as well as for the briquetting of synthetic gypsum. www.kopperusa.com
Lechler is a world leader in engineering and manufacturing spray nozzles and systems. The company brings more than 125 years of knowledge and experience to every spray application project on which it embarks. While most manufacturing or industrial process can require spray nozzles or systems, there are some markets in which Lechler specializes, including cement, chemical, pollution control, and waterwater treatment. www.lechlerusa.com
Lhoist North America
Lhoist North America (LNA) was founded in 1966 with the purchase of its first quarry near Clifton, Texas. By 1968, the quarry was opened and producing crushed limestone. In 1971, the first lime kiln was in operation. Two rotary kilns and one Maerz shaft kiln plus a hydrator are now operating at the Clifton facility. Growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex created a great demand in the early 1970s for lime in soil-stabilization projects. The construction of DFW International Airport also began during this time and solidified the company's place in the regional Texas lime industry. In 1981, the Lhoist Group, Brussels, Belgium, and Europe's leading lime producer, made an initial investment in Lhoist North America. In 1989, Lhoist purchased the majority interest in LNA and in 1998 acquired full ownership. Thus, providing LNA a significant opportunity for expansion and growth. www.lhoist.us
Lindner America LLC
Lindner America is a subsidiary of Lindner Recyclingtech in Austria. In the last 20 years, Lindner has focused on providing the best shredding technology to the waste-fuel-industries. In 2009, the company received the prestigious Global Fuel Award from the cement industry for its secondary shredder called Komet. The technology in this shredder has pushed productivity to over 10 tph, even when making 1-in.-minus fractions. Lindner has supplied hundreds of shredders and plants to the industry and is constantly developing new solutions. High-capacity size reduction and low cost per ton is what makes Lindner a global leader in this industry. Family-owned and operated since 1946, the company has been a reliable partner to our customers. www.l-rt.com
Loesche America, located in South Florida, is a subsidiary of Loesche GmbH, with headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. Loesche has been in the business of designing and manufacturing grinding mills since 1906, employing more than 500 people in over 20 countries. Loesche America manufactures vertical roller mills and offers turnkey solutions for dry grinding and processing of cement, coal, lime and other materials. The company specializes not only in installing new, state-of-the-art, grinding equipment but also in upgrading existing plants with LSKS high efficiency dynamic classifiers. Loesche also offers an extensive spare parts department and expert on-site engineering services. www.loescheamerica.com
Logequip - Vecoplan - Airstream - Darimec - HGH – Scantech
Booths 72 & 73
Vecoplan designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, and provides start-up training on, as well as ongoing parts and service for, complete systems to prepare and feed a comprehensive range of alternative fuels to cement kilns. System workstations include: pre-shredding, separation, screening, air classification, re-shredding, storage, unloading, sampling, blending and delivery of fuel the kiln. Vecoplan is experienced with a variety of alternative fuel feed stocks. These include tires, MSW, wood and other biomass waste, ag fuel crops, carpet waste, and other wastes or substitute feed stocks. www.VecoplanLLC.com
M&C TechGroup is the leading manufacturer of paramagnetic oxygen sensors, sample conditioning equipment, and particulate monitor for wet or dry source applications. The company has the experience and the equipment to ensure customers get a representative sample to the analyzer of choice, as well as to make systems more reliable and trouble free. From probe to filter, M&C is a single solution for a monitoring system. The company manufacturers straight extractive and dilution probes, heated and non-heated stingers, gas and liquid coolers, refrigerant and peltier chillers, diaphragm and peristaltic pumps, particulate filters, sample lines, gas conditioners, flow drawers, optical and alarm sensors, electronic controllers, flow meters, valves, hose and tube fittings, gas converters, and paramagnetic oxygen analyzers. www.mc-techgroup.com
M. L. Smith
M. L. Smith, Jr., LLC, has been a contractor to the cement and lime industries for more than 34 years. Its competitive edge is its dual capability of providing both refractory construction and steel fabrication/erection. The company provides customers a true turnkey package of steelwork and refractory tearout/replacement for kilns, coolers, firing hoods, ductwork, hoppers, silos, and other platework for cement and lime plants. By eliminating the headache of dealing with two separate contractors, customers can turn their attention to other critical aspects of their shutdown. As a result of this turnkey capability and the quality of our work, many customers annually come back with repeat business. Steel work can be built to API, ASME, and AWWA standards. www.mlsji.com
MAC Equipment is a global process solutions provider focused on improving the efficiency and productivity of their key customer markets and committed to setting the industry standard for innovation, product quality, and customer service. MAC Equipment offers customers technology-driven solutions for air filtration and material management challenges. Specializing in pneumatic conveying, pneumatic injection, and air filtration systems, MAC has more than 40 years’ experience working with customers to create innovative solutions. Supported by the MAC Service Center providing components and replacement parts, three state-of-the-art test facilities, an in-house process controls group, and a professional project management team, MAC delivers superior results. Its quality workmanship and focus on understanding and solving customers’ needs are the keys to success. www.macequipment.com
Machine Repair International
In 1981, Magneco/Metrel was formed by a merger of two small companies, Magneco who made fired shapes and Metrel who made monolithic refractories. The concentration was to be on innovation and the creation of value to the customer by lowering the cost of his production. Early product combinations of Magneco/Metrel were refractory stool inserts with Metrel mortars, coatings, and patch materials; Magneco dams, weirs, and baffles combined with Metrel low cement castables and tundish veneers. Blast Furnace Cast House Refractories, which evolved from fast-drying shovel set and rammable materials using colloidal silica as a binder; to resin bonded ramming mixes and shapes made from low cement castables licensed from Kawasaki’s Refractories, starting in 1983. Starting in 1989, Magneco/Metrel, recognizing the insurmountable shortcomings of low cement castables, made a total commitment to a new technology utilizing the latest versions of colloidal silica combined with other chemical additives to form a unique binding system. Nanotechnology had come to the Cast House. The first products utilizing the unique colloidal silica binding system were pumpables, which could be cast but could also be moved through hoses at a considerable distance. The second round of complimentary colloidal silica bonded products was capable of being shotcreted to rebuild surfaces without the use of forms. www.magneco-metrel.com
Marsulex Environmental Technologies
Marsulex Environmental Technologies, Lebanon, Pa., has a long and storied history that dates back to 1934 and the beginning of air quality control systems. Throughout the years, the company has been dedicated to providing traditional and advanced technologies and services that effectively, reliably and efficiently control a wide range of air emissions from industrial and utility systems around the world. As a full-service air quality control company, MET offers technologies to meet the rigid emission requirements of the 21st century. Innovative solutions include original equipment and system upgrades in addition to engineering studies for Wet FGD, Dry FGD and Particulate Control technologies. MET offers Electrostatic Precipitator and Fabric Filter technologies to remove particulate from the emissions of electric utilities, refineries, petrochemical, pulp and paper plants, mining and cement facilities. State-of-the-art designs provide clients with the best available technology to reduce PM10 and PM 2.5 emissions and meet stringent regulatory standards. www.met.net
Maxi-Lift is a leading manufacturer of elevator buckets and other bulk conveying components. The company’s Tiger-Tuff, Maxi-Tuff, and DI-Max Ductile Iron elevator buckets are the most durable products on the market. In addition, the company’s fabrication facility will manufacture any carbon steel, stainless steel, or aluminum elevator bucket to customer specification, whether it is a common size and style or the most custom bucket known to mankind. Related conveying products include elevator bolts, hardware, belt splices, screw conveyor hanger bearings, drag conveyor flights, and UHMW sheeting. www.maxilift.com
Metco Environmental (METCO) is an affiliate company of TestAmerica Analytical Testing Corp. and has been in the business of source testing and air quality studies since 1978. As one of the largest companies in the U. S. specializing in source emissions testing, METCO has served the full spectrum of industries, which include Refining, Petrochemical, Combustion and the Utilities. METCO is known nationally and internationally for high-quality work and professional expertise. METCO has interim accreditation IAW ASTM-D7036, as well as being TCEQ and LELAP certified. METCO has performed sampling on more than 25,000 sources and has provided the highest quality data to its clients. With a national reputation for exacting sampling methods and rigorous quality control, METCO has consistently provided solidly defensible data to its clients for submission to Federal and State agencies. METCO has a dedicated report preparation department, staffed and equipped to generate final reports within 21 days of completing field work for most projects. All reports are prepared in EPA/State Agency format, and reviewed by a Quality Assurance Manager with over 32 years’ experience in source testing with METCO. Reports are presented to the client both in electronic format and hard copy. www.metcoenv.com
MKS Instruments is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Products are derived from the company's core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control and information technology, ozone generation and delivery, RF & DC power, reactive gas generation, and vacuum technology. www.mksinst.com
Since 1978, Montofrenos has been manufacturing high-quality products for the industry, specializing in the design and fabrication of parts and supplies for the cement industry and utilizing high-quality certified steels. The company offers the cement sector seal plates that help in controlling the temperatures at the entrance as well as at the discharge of the kiln. The composite-type seal plates are being widely used in the cement and the mining industry kilns. www.montofrenos.com/cement
Nordstrong Equipment, Ltd.
In business for more than 100 years, Nordstrong Equipment prides itself as an industry leader in the design and manufacture of superior bulk material handling equipment. In addition to custom-designed and -built conveyor systems, the company also designs and manufactures a line of hoisting equipment for dump body applications under the Nordic trade name in the Hydraulics Division. www.nordstrongequipment.com
Norit Americas, Inc.
Norit is a global leader in the research, development, manufacturing, and sales of high-grade activated carbons and equipment systems. Our products are used to efficiently remove impurities from air, water, and other liquids and gases. Norit is showing its premier DARCO Hg and DARCO Hg-LH products for mercury-removal applications at the conference. Stop by the booth to learn how Norit can assist with compliance testing, ACI equipment, and cost-effectively controlling mercury emissions. www.norit-americas.com
Ohio Lumex Co.
For more than 15 years, Ohio Lumex has been a manufacturer of the market-leading RA 915 Atomic Absorption Mercury Spectrometer with Zeeman Background Correction. It is the most sensitive, reliable, and portable mercury measuring device in the world verified and highly recommended by the US EPA. In the last six years, we have used this analyzer to create the Sorbent Trap Analyzer System, an excellent tool for Reference Method 30B RATA and simple to use for Mercury Emissions Compliance Reporting. With vast experience in mercury, the company has become the most widely used manufacturer of the highest quality custom made and spiked sorbent traps. In addition, the company has a full staff laboratory capable of doing sorbent trap analysis, fly ash, coal, and all industrial testing, such as wastewater, boiler water, raw materials, and more. It has also created a portable Continuous Emissions Mercury Monitor, perfect for Sorbent Injection/Control Efficiency Verifications. www.ohiolumex.com
Onsite Energy Corporation
Onsite Energy is a comprehensive energy services company serving the industrial sector, with a special emphasis on the cement industry. Located in California, Onsite has been helping reduce customer utility costs with a proven success record beginning with feasibility studies, to project identification, procurement, engineering and design, financing, construction, savings measurement, and utility incentive administration. In the cement industry, Onsite has identified and supported implementation of energy-efficiency projects that are currently saving customers more than 100 million kilowatt hours annually and have generated over $7.5 million in efficiency incentives from the utility providers. The company’s comprehensive and independent approach helps find opportunities other companies and in-house engineers miss. Comprehensive project focus includes energy information and monitoring; energy efficiency; Onsite has been competitively selected to manage and administer multiple utility incentives and rebate programs; onsite generation of electricity; demand reduction, and demand response. www.onsitenergy.com
Powered by innovative technologies, this company's extensive network of distribution centers and logistics specialists have provided speed fulfillment and expedited transportation management to a range of industries for more than 20 years. Dedicated services coupled with a suite of web-based technologies enables Orbit Logistics to provide optimized supply chain solutions that not only advances the success of clients, but also provides immediate impact to their bottom line. www.powerorbit.com
OSIsoft delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in 107 countries, the OSIsoft PI System is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, facilities, and the process industries. This global installed base relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. At this year’s IEEE Conference, representatives will discuss usage scenarios demonstrating how the PI System has enabled users to manage assets, mitigate risks, improve processes, make business decisions in real time, and identify competitive business and market opportunities. www.osisoft.com
The company will display the Posimetric Feeder, known for its proven accuracy and low maintenance even when feeding sticky and/or abrasive materials. This feeder-with only one moving part-operates on the principle that, when confined, solid materials will form a self-supporting bridge. The Posimetric has been installed to replace both coal feeders and triple gates, as is ideal if there are problems feeding difficult materials or if a user wants to reduce feeder maintenance costs. Pennsylvania Crusher also manufactures many types of crushers, including impactors, hammermills, granulators, and cage mills. The company will display the Posimetric Feeder, known for its proven accuracy and low maintenance even when feeding sticky and/or abrasive materials. This feeder-with only one moving part-operates on the principle that, when confined, solid materials will form a self-supporting bridge. The Posimetric has been installed to replace both coal feeders and triple gates, as is ideal if there are problems feeding difficult materials or if a user wants to reduce feeder maintenance costs. Pennsylvania Crusher also manufactures many types of crushers, including impactors, hammermills, granulators, and cage mills. www.penncrusher.com
PENTA Engineering Corp.
PENTA Engineering is a full-service engineering and construction management company, providing engineering from concept to final installation, maintenance services and engineered corrosion resistant coatings for gas handling equipment. PENTA is providing support to several cement clients with the NESHAP regulations by assisting them in selecting the most cost-effective solutions, preparing conceptual layouts and capital cost estimates, and participating in their implementation. PENTA has further strengthened its staff with highly qualified project managers and engineers to better serve our clients. With the latest engineering software including state-of-the-art 3-D technology, PENTA provides additional benefits to our clients which are proven through improved quality in the construction phase. Penta provides technical support and expert witness testimony to cement companies; and has served as a resource for cement companies in communicating with regulatory officials. Penta has researched and is familiar with control technologies such as SNCR, SCR, Low NOx burners, and wet and dry scrubber systems for SO2 and HCl control, and emissions minimization through process changes. PENTA has a high-level consulting group to perform feasibility studies; valuations of facilities, plant maintenance consulting, due diligence for acquisitions, and process audits. www.pentaeng.com
PENTA Industrial Corp.
PENTA Industrial is a full-service company with hands-on and supervisory experience in the construction and maintenance of cement plants offering complete design build projects from concept to commissioning. PENTA’S objective is to meet project needs with quality and cost-effective solutions while adhering to the highest safety standards. PENTA’S services are focused into three areas. Maintenance: Normally performed during shutdown, services include precision alignment, vertical mill installation and maintenance, structural repairs and fabrication, gear installations, and maintenance on clinker coolers, ball mills, conveyors, kilns, and crushers. All PENTA qualified manpower are Part 46 MSHA trained, equipment task trained, fall protection trained, and all welders are certified. Corrosion Resistant Coatings: PENTA’S goal is to increase ROI while reducing maintenance expense and lost productivity costs by offering corrosion protection for flue gas handling equipment, kilns, and cyclones. Turnkey services include corrosion assessment/analysis, abrasive blasting, coating application (field and shop), curing, inspection, and quality control programs. Construction/Construction Management: With the flexibility for clients to select services to reach an optimum project solution, PENTA can provide single responsibility EPC and EPCM services. Services include planning, scheduling, quality control, vendor coordination, field assistance and management, and post construction closeout and acceptance. www.pentaindustrial.com
Booth 91 & 92
Plattco Corporation specializes in the design and manufacture of Double Flap Airlock Valves and associated Multi-Purpose Slide Gates to solve solid material handling problems in a variety of applications in Cement Plants throughout the world. Benefits to these products include: A reliable, long-lasting seal (even if the material being processed is abrasive or corrosive and/or is pressurized or subject to high temperatures); a seal that is easy and inexpensive to maintain in an “as new” condition for many years, even decades; a valve that has been custom engineered for the specifics of your application; an after-sale support system, including seat and flapper regrind programs that dramatically reduce costs and extend the life of these critical parts, onsite inspection and training programs to optimize performance, and cost-effective Field Service programs. www.plattco.com
Pneumat Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 providing contract bin & silo cleaning services for the grain industry, this company has since evolved into an international business serving feed, cement, coal, paper, lime, food, steel, ethanol, plastic industries with our service, and bulk flow aid equipment. This company manufactures and sells the bin whip/drills (the only all hydraulic unit) for silo cleaning, AirForce air cannons, and Cardox blasting systems for clearing of blockages. www.pneumat.com
Booths 34, 35 & 36
As a leader in the cement and mineral industries, Polysius Corp. can draw on nearly 150 years of experience in design, supply, and installation of cement plants and process equipment. Incorporated in 1973, Polysius Corp. proudly celebrates more than 35 years of dedication to customers in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. As an associated company of Polysius AG in Neubeckum, Germany, Polysius Corp. has built its reputation through the quality of its engineering and customer support, drawing on a range of world class technologies and products for the benefit of clients. ISO 9001-certified, the company believes in building customer relationships for the long term. www.polysiususa.com
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS) has taken the advanced technology of its proven aircraft engines and applied it to a product line of industrial gas turbines to become a quiet leader in the field. The Pratt & Whitney Power Systems 25- to 60-MW gas turbine engine portfolio offers competitive, efficient and flexible products. Power Systems has more than 2,000 industrial gas turbines installed in over 50 countries worldwide. In addition, Power Systems is a leader in Organic Rankine Cycle technology, a power solution for renewable energy sources such as geothermal and biomass as well as waste heat recovery. The products use heat from a geothermal or other low to high temperature heat sources to vaporize a fluid with a lower boiling point. The vapor creates pressure to power a turbine that generates electricity. www.pw.utc.com
Process Solutions Canada Limited
Booth 88 & 103
With more than 25 years of experience, Process Solutions integrates proven technologies with cement industry specific software to provide systems for shipping automation, production quality management, and advanced control. Process Solutions has quietly become the leading supplier of cement shipping systems in North America, and a leading supplier of Laboratory LIMS as well as raw mix control systems throughout the world. In 2012, the company had continuing success of its Self Service Shipping and Plant Portal Systems; and its integration with its Automated Materials Receiving System. www.pscl.com
For more than 28 years, Redecam Group has provided filtration equipment, gas treatments systems, upgrade, and turnkey services in the cement industry. A consulting approach, solid experience, passion, creativity, and settled tradition are unique features that Redecam applies to its wide range of products. From minor applications to complex solutions, Redecam’s design features have resulted in exceptional performance and proven reliability. The company’s products include large-volume and high-dust-burden bag-filters; low- and medium-volume modular bag-filters; special bag-filters for coal mills and silos; hybrid filters—new and conversions; electrostatic precipitators—new, upgrades and retrofitting; air/air heat exchangers and process exhausts; gas conditioning and reaction towers; and standard and tailor-made screw conveyors and air locks. www.redecam.it
Rexnord is a leading industrial company comprised of two strategic platforms: Process & Motion Control and Water Management. Within its platforms, it serves a diverse array of growing, global end markets with the broadest, most reliable product portfolios and trusted brands in its industries. Within Process & Motion Control, Rexnord designs, manufactures, markets, and services specified, highly engineered mechanical components used within complex systems where our customers’ reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime is extremely high. Within Water Management, the company designs, procures, manufactures, and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control, and conservation where external agencies, engineering and design firms, municipalities and owners specify our products due to performance, life-cycle and project cost, and service levels. www.rexnord.com
Since its inception, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Today, with hundreds of major innovations to their credit, the Rigaku Group of Companies are world leaders in the fields of general X-ray diffraction, thin film analysis, X-ray spectrometry, SAXS, protein and small molecule X-ray crystallography, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray optics, semiconductor metrology, automation, X-ray sources, computed tomography, nondestructive testing and thermal analysis. This year, the company proudly celebrates the 60th anniversary of its founding, which occurred in December 1951. www.rigaku.com
River Consulting delivers complete A/E services to the cement industry. As an industry partner, the company understands the economic, operational, and environmental issues, including increased regulatory pressures on air emissions and mercury mitigation and dust control and abrasion, and works with clients to develop solutions. Services include feasibility studies, preliminary design, final design and engineering, construction management, project management, facility assessments, silo design and investigation and marine structure design. The company has worked closely with clients across the industry on upgrades of aging production assets, facility upgrades, and new import facilities. Experience includes terminal design, material handling systems, storage design and inspection, bulk loadout and unloading, emissions and dust control, and electrical and control system solutions. With experience spanning more than 30 years and 57 countries, River Consulting is dedicated to helping solve challenges with innovative solutions that meet both the operational needs and economic constraints of a business. www.riverconsulting.com
For more than 130 years, Schenck Process has been a leading manufacturer of bulk solids weighing and feeding equipment. A range of product offerings include pulverized coal feeding systems, weighfeeders, alternative fuel feeding systems, conveyor belt scales, kiln and additive feeders, solids flow meters, static weighing components, blending systems, and controls. Schenck Process has the product depth and knowledge to meet the dry material handling needs of cement manufacturers worldwide. With global representation in more than 75 countries, the Schenck Process Group is able to offer sales, engineering, service, and systems designed specifically for your weighing and feeding application. Additionally, the worldwide group of companies has the capabilities to provide pneumatic conveying and air filtration systems for the cement industry. Information will be available on alternative fuel feeding systems, weighfeeders, kiln feeding, pulverized coal feeding, bin weighing and blending systems. And the Schenck Process alternative fuel feeding system will be on display during the Cemex Balcones plant tour. www.schenckamericas.com
Scheuch is a global supplier for air pollution control equipment. The product line for the cement industry includes process and nuisance dust collectors, air-to-air heat exchangers, gas conditioning towers, SCR systems, fans and dust discharge equipment. With two locations in North America (London, Ontario in Canada and Atlanta in the United States), the company is fully geared to help the cement industry comply with EPA’s proposed NESHAP emission limits for PM, Hg, SOx, HCl, HF, Dioxins, THC and NOx. Scheuch also undertakes turnkey conversion of existing ESPs to bag filters to comply with the NESHAP emission requirements. For large process dust collectors in cement industry, the company has developed EMC (Energy Minimizing Concept) technology for the use of long filter bags up to 40 ft. In fact, 33-ft.-long filter bags with pulse cleaning have already become a proven technology and are operating successfully in several plants around the world. www.scheuch.ca
From steel in the 19th century, to electrical distribution and automation in the 20th and energy management in the 21st, Schneider Electric has always been driven by an international, innovative, and responsible mindset to shape the transformation of the industry it was evolving in. Between energy generation and its usage, Schneider Electric provides technology and integrated solutions to optimize energy usage in markets like energy and infrastructure, industry, data centers, buildings, and residential. With a portfolio in electrical distribution, industrial automation, critical power and cooling, building management and security, Schneider Electric is the only global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency. www.schneider-electric.com
Sentry Equipment Corp.
Sentry Equipment will feature its automatic bulk solids samplers, including their Model PR, at the IEEE Cement Conference. The Model PR is an automatic sampler for pneumatic conveying, designed for sampling bulk solids such as pellets, cement, chemicals, resins, and powders from dilute and dense phase pneumatic transfer lines. Features include isolated sample tube that captures a fixed sample volume; rapid cycling that acquires a large volume of sample over a short period of time; tube that retracts from the line to avoid any restriction in the product flow between sample cycles; and, a design to eliminate the degradation of product. www.sentry-equip.com
SICK Maihak, Inc.
Booths 11 & 12
SICK Process Automation offers in-situ and extractive analyzers for gas and liquid analysis and measurement instrumentation for dust, opacity, volume flow, and level.
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Booths 117 & 118
Siemens has the motors, drives, gearboxes, and couplings to serve the complete power conversion spectrum, driving both energy efficiency and productivity improvements. Innovative motion control technologies decrease time-to-market and increase overall productivity and reliability. The company provides value-added services such as mechatronic support and online services for web-based preventive maintenance. Its award-winning product lines allow customers to achieve business goals, whether they are energy savings, energy capture, reduced time to market, process improvements, or simply working with a service partner who can be there whenever and wherever needed. www.usa.siemens.com
Specialized Coating Technology, LLC
Specialized Coating Technology is a protective coatings firm, specializing in surface preparations, protective coating applications, and case studies in the cement/aggregate industry, in both exterior and interior equipment. SCT “pioneered” the way in the use of internal high-temperature, corrosion-resistant lining applications in kilns, baghouses, stacks, and other flue gas equipment. The company has been conducting case studies regarding these applications and coatings for many years. SCT performs exciting projects using field trial tested materials, achieving excellent results. In the latest article, the company features a baghouse in which the coating application lasted longer that the “five-year” bag change benchmark, as well as kiln linings that have extended plants equipment service life and saved valuable expense to the plant’s maintenance budgets.
Spectrum Systems, Inc.
Spectrum Systems is an ISO 9001:2008-certified, small business with headquarters in Fairfax, Va. Spectrum specializes in the resale and delivery of enterprise-level IT solutions to public and private organizations that helps them build applications, manage systems, leverage information, secure assets, and virtualize the enterprise. Spectrum has been a GSA Schedule holder for over two decades and has extensive experience working with procurement officers and end-users at federal, state and local government levels. Over the span of 25 years of operation, the company has consistently provided enterprise-level products, and the associated implementation services, with the goal of dramatically and effectively reducing client risk and IT systems costs. The depth and breadth of Spectrum’s government contracting experience is unique for a small business. These elements, along with impeccable in place processes, ensure superior quality and performance at all levels; thus reducing the risk and cost of implementing and managing IT systems. www.spectrum-systems.com
SPEX SamplePrep, LLC
SPEX SamplePrep was founded in 1954 to provide superior sample preparation equipment and supplies for spectroscopists. SPEX SamplePrep equipment is used to prepare samples for a range of analytical technologies including XRF, AA, and ICP. Much of its sample preparation equipment is also used for cutting-edge research in pharmaceuticals, superconductors, polymers, and genetics. Products have become the industry standard for reliability and durability in the laboratory being used in such landmark studies from the moon rocks returned by NASA to the remains of Czar Nicholas II and his family. Today, SPEX SamplePrep continues to stay above the fold through researching of new and innovative applications for its products. The company is also taking strives to protect the environment by reducing the use of hazardous materials in our products. www.spexsampleprep.com
T&S Materials, LLC
T&S provides custom bagged silica sand in several mesh sizes from pulverized silica to industrial frac sands. The company also has an in-house screening system with two quality-control laboratories to create custom products and ensure the quality is always consistent. T&S packages its silica sand in several packaging sizes ranging from 50# bags to 3000# bulk bags. The company only uses quality bags and heat-treated pallets. www.tsmaterials.com
Tank Connection is the leading manufacturer of bolted RTP, field-weld, shop-weld, and hybrid silos for cement storage applications. If a project involves a single silo or an integrated storage system, no one offers more services and creative solutions than Tank Connection. Get connected with engineers’ first choice in storage. www.tankconnection.com
With more than 100 years of experience in motor designs, TECO-Westinghouse is a premier supplier of AC/ DC motors. From 1 to 100,000 hp, these high-quality machines are used to drive fans, grinders, crushers, kilns, pumps, and many other rugged applications in the cement and aggregate industry. Induction motors are available in wound rotor or squirrel cage configurations and are proven designs with rugged frame construction, advanced bearing and insulation systems, and heavy-duty rotor construction for dependable service. Pair these motors with one of the advanced variable-frequency drives for a reliable package, or work with the service team to discuss the repair/refurbish services for installed motors. TWMC is able to provide quality motors, drives, and power solutions, all from the company’s headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. This capability, combined with global manufacturing resources, distinctively positions TECO-Westinghouse to serve customer needs.
Technos provides innovative geophysical solutions for geotechnical and environmental projects throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America. Since 1971, Technos has pioneered the application of geophysical methods to characterize complex geologic conditions. Technos is a world leader in karst (sinkhole) characterization and other geologic hazards. The company provides a range of land and marine geophysical consulting services, including seismic, microgravity, ground penetrating radar, electrical, electromagnetic, magnetic, and borehole geophysical logging. The experienced staff works with the client through all phases of the project to develop an appropriate set of measurements that are reported in an understandable and useful format. www.technos-inc.com
Booths 19 & 20
Thermo Fisher Scientific provides analytical spectroscopy, online elemental analysis and emissions monitoring instrumentation. The Thermo Scientific CB Omni Flex online elemental analyzer provides a reliable and accurate means of achieving consistent stockpile and raw mix chemistry. This particular model offers the added flexibility of using either Cf-252 or a neutron generator as an activation source to optimize cost, performance, reliability, or safety depending on the user’s priorities. The company is a single-source provider for tested and proven products like the industry-leading Mercury Freedom System and the Model 43i and 42i series of analyzers to monitor SO2 and NOx, respectively, to help meet regulatory requirements. The Thermo Scientific ARL 9900 Series are unique instruments that integrate two techniques—X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction. The ARL 9900 Total Cement Analyzer permits, in addition to the standard XRF analysis of elements/oxides, the determination of phases or compounds in many materials, e.g. quartz in raw meal, clinker phases, free lime in clinker, limestone additions in cement, slag additions, minerals. In addition to XRF analysis of typical oxides, the ARL 9900 X-ray Workstation allows full XRD analysis using either quantitative or Rietveld programs.
Thermoteknix Systems, Ltd.
Thermoteknix have been an active player in the global cement manufacturing market for 25 years, providing systems to improve plant performance, assure quality whilst saving money. These high-quality systems regularly include new and innovative ways of working and continue to lead the market. At 2012 IEEE-IAS/PCA we will be demonstrating the just-launched Centurion TK50 kiln shell scanner in a smaller rugged package with digital output and fibreoptic signal transmission for error-free communications in noisy environments. The new TK50 scanner runs the award-winning WinCEM Graphic Professional software, which provides real-time 3D kiln data visualisation and has had many significant new features added this year. Thermoteknix ThermaScope SLK is a high-temperature radiometric kiln and cooler camera with real-time imaging for improved efficiency, increased combustion control and lower pollution. A low cost, non-radiometric ThermaScope HTV version is also available. The new VisIR 640 high-definition thermal imaging camera’s superior thermal resolution gives sharp images, making fault diagnosis fast and reliable. With its high resolution, VisIR 640 allows the same tasks to be covered in a fraction of the time. A lower-cost 320 x 240 resolution VisIR model is also available. Also being demonstrated is Thermoteknix’ WinBrix Refractory Expert Software for refractory management, optimization, and purchasing. www.thermoteknix.com
Thorwesten Vent GmbH
Thorwesten Vent is a German-based company active in the field of explosion protection for grinding and storage of solid fuels (coal, pet coke, alternative fuels, etc.), mainly for the cement, lime and coal gasification industry. Over the years, the company has been establishing excellent business relationships with globally operating engineering companies and has been providing explosion protection for coal mill plants, as well as pulverized fuel silos and engineering for third-party fabrication and erection of silos. Thorwesten supplies re-closing, re-usable explosion vents, which, if properly positioned, will effectively divert pressure shocks and flame jets from the duct into the atmosphere. The plant is protected against accelerated deflagration propagation in the mill-to-separator duct section. The re-closing feature helps limit the damage in case of a subsequent fire in the bag house, which, if the vents remained open, would be supported by ingress of atmospheric air with its O2. Contrary to the use of rupture panels, which do not re-close and whose activation pressure cannot be adjusted, the company offers re-closing, re-usable explosion vents. In addition, it offers a new concept, which comprises a baghouse with enhanced pressure shock resistance, reducing the need for explosion vent area. The company supplies re-closing, reusable explosion vents for pressure shock resistant silos. Due to the efficacy of its explosion doors, often, less units will be needed than with doors of conventional design. Thorwesten follows DIN EN 14491 and NFPA 68 standards. The company supplies both the engineering for local third-party realization, as well as complete supply of silos for the storage of pulverized fuels, e.g. for coal dust, lignite dust and petroleum coke dust. The pressure shock-resistant silos come with a flat silo roof. Due to this design, no extra silo platform is needed, as the platform is formed by the roof surface. The materials of construction (profiles and plates) are selected with respect to the availability in the country in which the silo is built, be it Europe, the Americas, or Asia.
For decades, TLT-Babcock has been a leader in providing heavy-duty air and material handling equipment for thousands of critical installations over many industries. The conservatively engineered equipment is based on sound design principles and methods and has proven to be extremely reliable, even in the most abusive environments. Today, the company is recognized and competing worldwide as an industry leader in delivering custom solutions for your air and material handling demands. Long ago, TLT-Babcock recognized the importance of keeping operating costs to a minimum. Today, heavy utility and industrial segments wage a constant battle to reduce overall operating expenditures through energy conservation and optimizing equipment efficiencies. In concert with this goal, the company has pioneered in developing critical engineering data and a system of design and fabrication emulated by many in the industry today. It's from this wealth of data and experience that a TLT-Babcock customer begins to realize important, long-term advantages unparalleled by any competitor.
Transparent Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Booths 115 & 116
Provides services related to steam boilers, ammonia absorption refrigeration plants, cogeneration projects, energy conservation, and waste heat recovery. Transparent has three manufacturing units amongst which two are in the operation with their full strength and third one is under construction with the all basic amenities and advance manufacturing technologies. These working establishments are certified by “S” stamp and “U” stamp from the ASME and “R” stamp from National Board.
Tube City IMS
Tube City IMS is a leading provider of on-site, industrial mill services for steelmakers around the world. The people, services, technology and equipment provide invaluable resources that support and enhance our partners' entire manufacturing operations.
TurboSonic is a global supplier of air pollution control and liquid atomization technologies. Product offering, developed through our extensive industry experience, represents the most advanced solutions available. With innovative design features for high-efficiency emissions control, patented products are designed to outperform regulatory requirements, improve performance and energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and recover valuable by-products. To optimize customer investment, the company also offers aftermarket service and performance upgrades to existing equipment.
Turnell Corp. is a multidisciplinary engineering firm focused on developing projects and solutions for the cement, lime, and other industrial facilities throughout North and South America. The company is a leader in the application of modern engineering tools such as 3-Dimensional modeling software. Expertise includes process engineering and design, plant optimization, material processing and handling, fuel firing, processing and handling, industrial gas processing and handling, and environmental emission controls.
Unicast designs and distributes high-quality cast replacement wear parts for the cement, mining, and aggregate industries worldwide. Core products include diverter valves, apron feeder pans, drag chains, hammers and blow bars, mill liners, grizzly panels, cooler grates, and OEM castings. Unicast designs wear parts to optimize production efficiency and maximize cost-savings. On-site design, customized solutions, 10-week delivery times, and stocked wear parts for two-week deliveries demonstrate Unicast’s commitment to customer satisfaction. The Convertible Modular Diverter Valve (CMV) is designed for one-man, two-hour inline maintenance. A removable lever mechanism allows for easy replacement of wear parts, if needed, and inline right-left reconfiguration of the valve. Both outlets are lined with 0.5-in.-thick ceramic liners with a minimum 25-year life expectancy.
Vega Industries, Ltd.
Vega Industries is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and optimization of all ball mill internals and wear components for vertical mills. Parts are utilized worldwide and the company is committed to supplying an answer for maintenance and process. Stop by its booth to discuss how the company can assist a plant in becoming a world leader in cement production.
Ventilatorenfabrik Oelde GmbH
Ventilatorenfabrik Oelde, also known as “Venti Oelde,” is one of the world’s leading providers of large and special fans for the cement, lime, and gypsum industries. They are in use throughout the complete production process chain, from firing and cooling, grinding and separating to dust removal. The fans work under arduous conditions, depending on the operating point and application, they fulfil various functions. Venti Oelde, founded in 1930, is a medium-sized company with about 260 employees, located in Oelde, Germany to the northeast of the Ruhr area. The maintenance, upkeep, checking, repair, upgrading, rationalisation, and extension of plants complete the available services. A large number of field offices, agents, and licensees ensure that Venti Oelde keeps in close touch with all business partners.
VIM Technologies, Inc.
VIM Technologies is a premier supplier of air compliance Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) Software designed to meet the data-logging and reporting needs of regulated emission sources. With more than 20 years of experience, VIM Technologies has been responsible for designing and building compliant software system to meet federal, state, and local requirements, serving air-regulated markets in the cement, electric utility, waste to energy, pulp and paper, waste incineration, fine chemicals, municipal sludge incineration, and petro-chemical & refining industries. The company offer flexible, state-of-the-art solutions, specializing in new and replacement systems.
W.L. Gore & Associates
Booths 16 & 31
Gore Filtration Products reliably optimize the air flows of cement plants processes for maximum productivity and minimum emissions. As the inventor of membrane filtration, Gore continues its history of technology leadership by introducing two new innovations at this year’s conference. Both innovations are designed to help the industry to meet the new NESHAP regulations. The first, Gore Low Emission Filters, use newly developed materials and bag construction techniques to help producers meet the rigorous emission limits of NESHAP which are set at 0.04-lb./ton clinker for existing sources and 0.01-lb./ton clinker for new source kilns. Gore will also be featuring their new gas remediation technology for mercury abatement. The Gore Mercury Control System offers a simple and effective way to comply with regulatory requirements. Based on a novel Sorbent Polymer Composite (SPC) material developed by Gore, it provides both high efficiency and a high capacity for removing elemental and oxidized mercury from flue gas streams. In addition, it also reduces SO2 concentrations. Due to the unique chemistry employed, the SPC material is insensitive to process or material changes that impact mercury speciation and to common sorbent “poisons” such as SOx and VOCs. This allows it to continually reduce mercury and SO2 concentrations in a gas stream for long periods of time before needing replacement.
Wear-Concepts is a specialty supplier, designer, and installer of wear- and abrasion-resistant products. With nearly 75 years combined service in the cement industry, Wear-Con offers solutions to some of the toughest wear problems in conveying systems, clinker handling systems, crushing operations, and pipelines. Wear-Con provides turnkey installations with MSHA Part 46 certified field crews. Wear-Con provides most standard wear products, including wear plate, overlay plate, pipe, ceramics, and wear compounds and provides several unique solutions which are setting the standard for wear performance including: XP Bi-Metallic Hammer, which is rapidly setting a new standard and making all other manganese hammers obsolete; SHC 800 High Chrome Wear Panels, cast from High Chrome white iron, specially designed for easy installation; Triple Bead 90 Ceramic Wear Compound, with unique 3-bead solution in an epoxy matrix; and, WC304HT stainless steel wear plate with excellent corrosion, wear, and sliding performance.
Welding Alloys Group
Welding Alloys USA manufactures a range of tubular, flux-cored welding wire for hard-facing and fabrication, supplies welding equipment, and provides welding services using its own materials and equipment for the hard-facing and cladding of components worn in service. As a Vertical Mill Hardfacing and Ultra-thin composite Wear Plate Specialist, Welding Alloys is committed to customer service to provide the most effective solution and ensure customers long-term satisfaction. Knowledge of service conditions of worn components enables the company to recommend the appropriate welding method and welding materials to provide exceptional component service life, always exceeding the original performance. Rebuilding/hardfacing of components can be done automatically in-situ or in-house by the WA’s highly trained, MSHA-certified Integra team. The company’s main applications include: cement table and rollers (including ceramic embedded grinding rolls), hydraulic roller breakers, buckets, cones, screw conveyors, crushers, wear plates, fans, roller presses, hammers, impactors and bucket elevators.
TUTORIALS – May 14
“Managing Data in your Enterprise”
This seminar will discuss how you can leverage plant data at the corporate or business unit level to find shareable solutions to reporting, maintenance and operations problems. Case studies will be presented.
Presenter: OSIsoft LLC (4 hours)
“Maintenance Practices and Education on Hydraulic Systems”
Topics include the history of hydraulic drives, principles of operation, including variable speed drives, pumps, motors and accessories. Applications will cover apron feeders and kiln drives. Tutorial will conclude with a discussion of maintenance practices, piping and health monitoring.
Presenter: Bosch Rexroth Corp. (8 hours)
“Grinding Technology–A Comprehensive Assessment”
This tutorial will give a comprehensive technological assessment of the vertical rolling mill (VRM) and other commonly used grinding technologies. Emphasis will be on the VRM for raw material grinding and especially finish grinding.
Maintenance and Safety
“MSHA Safety Training 8-hour Refresher”
Annual refresher to comply with MSHA certification.
Presenter: To be announced (8 hours)
Power Generation and Distribution
“NFPA 70E – 2012: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace”
NFPA 70E is an industry consensus standard for minimizing risk and injury to employees from electrical hazards. Tutorial will present key changes made in the 2012 edition of NFPA 70E, providing an opportunity for discussion of key issues and help provide greater clarity of the requirements. Attendees are encouraged to bring their copy of the NFPA 70E – 2012 or purchase a copy in advance.
Presenter: DCM Electrical Consulting Services Inc. (4 hours)
PLANT TOURS — MAY 26
The Balcones Plant began operating in 1980. It takes its name from the Balcones Escarpment, a geological formation along the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country that is rich in recoverable limestone. The Balcones facility is located next door to a limestone quarry and is a short distance from the attractive Hill Country gateway community of New Braunfels, Texas. The plant is a “straight-line plant,” which means that it is designed so that the process moves in a straight path from where raw materials are introduced to where the finished product is produced.
Equipment upgrades and operational adjustments, including an expansion in 2008, have increased the plant's capacity to more than 2.5 million tpy of cement, making it one of the most-efficient Cemex plants in the United States. The plant consistently supports employees, customers, as well as its community. Balcones Plant employees are constantly involved with the New Braunfels community to promote local causes.
In addition, the plant provides financial support for several programs that benefit area residents. Cemex conducts its business in an environmentally conscious manner. From its energy efficiency to its innovative practices and technology, the company is dedicated to operating its facilities with the utmost respect for the communities and environment in which it operates.
TXI Hunter Cement Plant
The TXI Hunter Cement plant, located near the historic town of New Braunfels in Texas Hill Country, is perched between two major metropolitan areas of Central Texas—Austin and San Antonio. With the long-term prospects for significant growth in the region, TXI began construction of a second kiln line to supplement the original facility, which began operations in 1980. Increasing the present cement capacity of 900,000 tpy to approximately 2.3 million, the Polysius 5-stage 1-string preheater/precalciner kiln line is slated for commissioning in the fall of 2012.
Attendees of the 2012 IEEE Conference will have the opportunity to see many aspects of this new facility during the site tour. TXI is excited to host this distinguished group of guests, who will be able to view the new line’s raw storage dome, Quadropol raw grinding mill, Polro 2-support rotary kiln, Polytrack clinker cooler and two-compartment ball finish mill, all located right alongside the current production line.