Basic Course Process Control

Basic Course Process Control

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).


  • Heating up and operating the kiln
  • Operation of the raw, cement and coal mills
  • Optimising production
  • Managing process disturbances and special situations


  • Presentations, interactive exercises
  • Scenario-based training using simulator
  • Team work, group discussion

The training is led by highly skilled and experienced engineers. Upon successful completion of the training course the participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

    Learning outcomes

    • Comprehensive knowledge of the plant control system in general and the main control circuits in particular
    • Better understanding of how the various sub-processes in the cement plant are interconnected
    • Understanding of the main control circuits in order to reach and maintain target values (e.g. energy consumption)
    • Capability to react to process disturbances in a proper way and to develop a long-term control strategy

    Target group

    (Min-max):    10 - 20

    • Production personnel
    • Control room operators
    • Young engineers


    40476 Duesseldorf


    nearest Airport: DUS International

    How to find us

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    Duration, Dates and Costs

    8 - 11 November 2021

    2,000 € per participant

    Three-day classroom training

    General conditions for seminars apply.

    Learning objectives

    To learn how to handle a cement plant control system and to understand the influence of process parameters on the cement manufacturing process

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    Julia Volchkova

    Julia Volchkova

    +49-211-45 78-402

    +49-211-45 78-400

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