Big Picture Strategies for Energy Efficiency

By Fabio Mielli Energy efficiency in cement plants is a central topic of concern. It’s a delicate and multifaceted variable that involves government regulations, societal pressures, cost and competitiveness. A cement producer successful in energy efficiency is synonymous of a successful company. As proof, recent Bloomberg research noticed that green companies from basic resources sectors perform 5% to 10% better…

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Mathematics: A Tool of Quality Control

by Clyde W. Moore The design and construction of portland cement plants includes provisions for the required raw materials. The number of raw material streams will be determined by an oxide analysis of the local materials and the need for added supplements. The simplest combination available will probably be a limestone, and a clay or shale, from a local quarry.…

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