There are still places available.
Closing deadline for registrations is 10.11.2021

Learning objectives

Module 1 (Raw Material Preparation and Grinding Technology) 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) will enable participants to obtain a deeper knowledge of the clinker production process and to better understand the impacts of the daily decisions of plant personnel on the plant’s performance (quality, electrical energy, 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


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 

Raw material preparation

  • Blending beds and homogenisation silos
  • Raw meal uniformity and quality control 

Clinker production and burning technology

  • Preheater, calciner, rotary kiln, burner, cooler
  • Clinker burning reactions
  • 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 



  • Presentations, interactive exercises
    Morning sessions from 08:30 till 12:00
    Afternoon sessions from 13:00 till 16:30
  • Team work, group discussion and experience exchange
  • Practical exercises
  • Final exam

Duration, Dates and Costs

Modules 1 & 2

29 November – 10 December 2021

Registration until 10 November 2021

4,700 € per participant

Five-day classroom training

The modules can be booked individually.

Module 1 (Raw Material Preparation and Grinding Technology)
29 November – 3 December 2021

Module 2 (Clinker Production and Material Technology)
6 December – 10 December 2021

Price for module 1: 2,500 € per participant
Price for module 2: 2,500 € per participant
4,700 € per participant for modules 1 & 2


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


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


Timetable for this seminar

Module 1
Can also be booked separately
Module 2
Can also be booked separately

How to find VDZ

Toulouser Allee 71
40476 Düsseldorf

From DUS Airport

6 minutes
from Düsseldorf airport take the S1 in the direction of Solingen;
from Düsseldorf Airport Terminal with the S11 towards Bergisch Gladbach;
in each case as far as the Düsseldorf-Derendorf stop

12 minutes
by taxi

From Central Station

6 minutes
take the S 1 in the direction of Duisburg or Dortmund;
with the S 6 in the direction of Essen;
with the S 11 in the direction of Düsseldorf Airport Terminal;
in each case as far as the Düsseldorf-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 to the new VDZ building (Toulouser Allee 71, 40476 Düsseldorf) on the south side of the building.

Are you interested in the training programme?

Register for the event now.

4.700,- € per participant

Closing deadline for registrations is 10.11.2021


„Process Technology of Cement Production“
29.11. - 10.12.2021

4.700,- €

Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding this training course?

Julia Volchkova

+49-211-45 78-402

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