The use of calcined clays as a main component of cement or as an additive to concrete is becoming increasingly important and of interest from an economic and ecological point of view. Standards such as the European Cement Standard EN 197 already today provide for the use of calcined clays (as natural tempered pozzolan) as a main component of cement. Depending on their chemical and mineralogical composition, the clays used must in principal be heated to temperatures of over 600 °C in order to achieve their pozzolanic potential. VDZ has developed a new process for this purpose, which we are pleased to present to you in the attached document.
Crash Course for Young Engineers and Young Scientists
The cement industry provides excellent job opportunities for young engineers and scientists. Training schemes introduce these new employees to cement technology, taking their different professional backgrounds into account. This online course provides a one-week in-depth training session which covers all relevant aspects of cement technology including chemistry, mineralogy and environmental aspects. Quality control as well as cement performance in mortar and concrete will also be covered.
This Course covers all topics concerning the high efficiency and availability of a cement plant’s key machinery. Measurement of rotary kilns and ball mills as well as independent expertise in mechanical maintenance and inspections are also among the major aspects. Besides, we provide an extensive know-how transfer on high quality refractory kiln brick lining materials and installation including their relation to mechanical failure.
The SIMULEX® cement plant simulator for training plant supervisors, foremen, production personnel, control room operators and young engineers was developed by KHD Humboldt Wedag AG in cooperation with VDZ. For over ten years VDZ has been using the simulator within the framework of training courses and has been continually supporting the further development of the system with practical input from the industry. As a result, the simulator provides a realistic reconstruction of a production plant with a state-of-the-art supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA).
Process Technology of Cement Production (In-Class Training)
This In-Class Training consists of two modules: "Grinding Technology and Raw Material Preparation" (Module 1) as well as "Clinker Production and Material Technology" (Module 2). Each module has a duration of one week. The course gives a deep insight into cement production technology, covering topics from quarry operation to cement grinding.
Firing Alternative Fuels: Opportunities, impacts on process, optimisation and limitations (Training course 2)
VDZ offers an online course that covers all the relevant aspects concerning the use of alternative fuels in cement plants. Starting with the main political drivers such as the circular economy and the European waste fuel strategy, the training will give a detailed view of the current state-of-the-art-situation with regard to the use of alternative fuels in the EU. In this context, pre-treatment and suitable quality control of alternative fuels will be also explained and presented. A main focus will be given to the drivers and barriers of the use of alternative fuels within the burning process. Relevant aspects will be explained and discussed with the participants. Finally, technical feasibilities, case studies and possible optimisation potential will be part of the training course. This training course provides four half-day training sessions in a webinar format. This unique format enables the employees to combine an adequate learning pace with their daily work in the plant.
VDZ e-Learning Platform: Online Courses on Cement Production and Concrete Construction Methods
With us, you can expand your knowledge around the production of cement and lime, as well as in the area of concrete technology. As a competent partner, we have been offering our customers individual qualification solutions since 2010. In addition to German-language online courses, we also offer English- and Russian-language courses and other services.
VDZ's Education and Training Programme 2022/23 ranges from the teaching of technical basics to the imparting of special technical knowledge and education courses for managers. VDZ offers individual, tailor-made seminars on the topics of clinker and cement production, maintenance, quality assurance, environmental protection and concrete technology. Almost all seminars can also be designed and implemented as inhouse seminars according to individual customer requirements. More about the training programme 2022/23 and registration at: https://vdz.info/5c78h
Forschungsergebnisse: Optimierung der sorbensunterstützten Staubausschleusung zur weiteren Minimierung der Hg-Frachten von Zementdrehrohrofenanlagen
Forschungsbericht zum IGF-Projekt 20514N, in dem die technisch-wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen einer Minderung der Quecksilberfrachten im Abgasweg von Zementdrehrohrofenanlagen durch eine sorbensunterstützte Staubausschleusung sowie Möglichkeiten der Optimierung untersucht werden sollten.
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