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Duration, Dates and Costs

Online course

Modules 1 & 2

20 – 29 April 2021

Registration until 30 March 2021

3,900 € per participant

The modules can be booked individually.

Module 1 (Grinding Technology and Raw Material Preparation)
20 – 23 April 2021

Module 2 (Clinker Production and Material Technology)
26 – 29 April 2021

Morning sessions from 08:30 till 12:00 (CET)

Price for module 1: 2,000 € per participant
Price for module 2: 2,000 € per participant
3,900 € per participant for modules 1 & 2
 

Learning objectives

Module 1 (Grinding Technology and Raw Material Preparation)
Raw material preparation and cement grinding are the first and the last major process steps during cement production. The energy demand of these two processes amounts to up to 75 % of the electrical energy used in a cement plant. This training will enable participants to obtain a better understanding of the comminution processes and the equipment used for material grinding to ensure high levels of availability optimise production rates and reduce energy consumption.

Module 2 (Clinker Production and Material Technology)
Clinker production is the most energy-intensive process step in cement manufacturing. It can represent up to 90% of the total energy demand in a cement plant and is therefore a main focus not only with regard to cost optimisation and quality improvement of the final product, but also regarding emission control and the reduction of impacts on the environment. VDZ’s training will enable participants to obtain a deeper knowledge of the clinker production process and a better understanding of the impacts of daily decisions of plant personnel on the plant’s performance (quali-ty, electrical energy use, fuel consumption and emissions).

Target groups

Module 1:

  • Production personnel
  • Process and control room operators
  • Young engineers

Module 2:

  • Young engineers
  • Production personnel
  • Technical staff
  • Process engineers
  • Quality and laboratory managers
     

Topics

Raw Material Preparation and Grinding Technology (Module 1)


Raw materials extraction

  • Mining operations
  • Quality control in the quarry
  • Raw material homogenisation

Quality parameters

  • Understanding powder characteristics
  • Particle size analysis
  • Specific surface according to Blaine / BET - method 

Grinding technology

  • Ball mills
  • Vertical roller mills (VRMs)
  • High pressure roller mills
  • Classifiers / tromp curve
  • Open and closed circuit grinding
  • Impact of grinding systems on cement properties
  • Optimisation of grinding equipment 


Clinker Production and Material Technology (Module 2)

Material technology

  • Characterisation of raw materials
  • Clinker formation and clinker phases
  • Clinker properties and effects on product qualities 

Clinker production and burning technology

  • Preheater, calciner, rotary kiln, burner, cooler
  • Alternative fuels and effects on burning process
  • Circulation phenomena (chlorine, sulphur, alkalis, etc.)
  • Energy efficiency 

Environment and emissions abatement (dust, NOx, SO2, organics, trace elements,...)

  • Emission monitoring
  • Emission abatement techniques 
     

Methods

  • Presentations
  • Team work, group discussion and experience exchange
  • Practical exercises

Trainer

The training courses are led by experienced engineers and highly specialised researchers.
 

Certificate

The participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
 

Location

Online

Timetable for this seminar

20.04.2021
Module 1 (20.-23.04.2021)
Can also be booked separately
26.04.2021
Module 2 (26.-29.04.2021)
Can also be booked separately

Are you interested in the training programme?

Registration is open.

3.900,- € per participant

Closing deadline for registrations is 30.03.2021

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„Process Technology of Cement Production (Online Course)“
20.04. - 29.04.2021

3.900,- €

Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding this training course?

Julia Volchkova

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

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