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Duration, dates and costs

  • Five-day seminar (6 hours per day)
  • 2,750 € per participant
  • General conditions for seminars apply
     

Target group

  • Recently recruited young professionals
  • Skilled specialists at the beginning of their professional careers
  • Newcomers in the cement industry
     

Number of participants (min. - max.)

  • 10 – 20
  • General conditions for seminars apply
     

Learning objectives

  • Overview of all relevant aspects of the cement manufacturing process up to the use of cement in concrete, including chemistry, mineralogy and environmental aspects. Quality control as well as cement performance in mortar and concrete will also be addressed.
     

Learning outcomes

  • Compact knowledge with respect to all crucial aspects of cement manufacturing technology
  • Fundamental knowledge regarding the chemistry and mineralogy of clinker and cement
  • Familiarity with requirements on cement and cement components as well as cement performance in mortar and concrete
  • Familiarity with the possible ways to reduce the environmental impact of cement manufacturing
     

Topics

  • Raw material handling
  • Clinker production
    - Main components of the rotary kiln plant
    - Raw materials and fuels
    - Burning conditions and their impact on clinker performance
  • Cement production
    - Raw material and cement grinding
    - Common grinding systems
    - Particle size distribution and its effects on product qualities
  • Chemistry and mineralogy
    - Clinker formation reactions and clinker phases
    - Hydration of cement
    - Blended cements
  • Concrete technology
    - Mortar and concrete characteristics
    - Exposure classes of concrete
    - Role of admixtures in modern concrete technology
  • Environmental issues
    - Energy consumption
    - Emissions / emission abatement
  • Product quality assurance
    - Quality control systems
    - Cement standards
    - Physical and chemical testing of cement
  • Plant visit
     

Methods

  • Sessions:
    Morning sessions from 09:00 till 12:30
    Afternoon sessions from 13:30 till 17:00
  • Group discussion and experience exchange
     

Trainer

The training course is led by experienced engineers and highly specialised researchers.
 

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the training course the participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
 

Location

VDZ, Duesseldorf

How to get to the event location.

VDZ
Toulouser Allee 71
40476 Düsseldorf
Germany

GPS: 51°15’00.5‘‘ N / 6°47’32.6‘‘ O

From DUS Airport

6 minutes
You can use two train stations, 
1.) the long-distance train station "Duesseldorf Flughafen", which also serves local traffic and can be reached from the terminal via SkyTrain, or 2.) the suburban train station "Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal" in the basement of the terminal. From the long-distance station, please take line S1 (direction Solingen). From the terminal S-Bahn station please take line S11 (direction Bergisch Gladbach). In both cases please get off at the stop "Duesseldorf-Derendorf". If you do not have a valid rail ticket with City Option or similar, you will need an "EinzelTicket Erwachsener" (single adult ticket) at price level A3 (also valid on the SkyTrain). It is available online (https://vdz.info/aptr) and at local DB or VRR ticket machines.

12 minutes
by taxi

From Central Station

6 minutes
Take the S 1 in the direction of Duisburg or Dortmund;
You can also take the S 6 in the direction of Essen or
the S 11 in the direction of „Duesseldorf Airport Terminal“;
in each case as far as the „Duesseldorf-Derendorf“ stop

15 minutes
by taxi

Arrival by car

Please note: 
The only reasonable way to reach us by car is from the north via the B1 (Heinrich-Erhardt-Straße). From there, you can turn towards the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf (HSD) into Toulouser Allee and follow this street for about 500 m until you reach the entrance on the south side of the VDZ building (Toulouser Allee 71, 40476 Düsseldorf).

Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding this course?

Julia Volchkova

+49-211-45 78-402
training@vdz-online.de

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