Crash Course for Young Engineers

Crash Course for Young Engineers

The cement industry provides excellent job opportunities for young engineers or scientists. Training schemes introduce these new employees to cement technology, taking their different professional backgrounds into account. This training 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.


  • Raw material handling
  • Clinker production
    - Main components of the rotary kiln plant
    - Raw materials and fuels
    - Burnings conditions and their impact on clinker performance
  • Cement production
    - Raw material and cement grinding
    - Common grinding systems
    - Particle size distribution and 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 production
  • Environmental issues
    - Energy consumption
    - Emissions / emission abatement
  • Product quality assurance
    - Quality control systems
    - Cement standards
    - Physical and chemical testing of cement
  • Plant visit


  • Classroom training:
    - Morning sessions from 08:30 till 12:00
    - Afternoon sessions from 13:00 till 16:30
  • Group discussion and experience exchange
  • Plant visit

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

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

    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 compounds as well as cement performance in mortar and concrete
    • Familiarity with the possible ways to reduce the environmental impact of cement manufacturing

    Target group

    (Min-max):    10 - 20

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


    Tannenstraße 2
    40476 Duesseldorf

    Nearest Airport: DUS International

    How to find us

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    Duration, dates and costs

    7 - 11 December 2020

    Five-day classroom training
    (6 hours per day)

    2,500 € per participant

    General conditions for seminars apply.

    Learning objectives

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

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    Julia Volchkova

    Julia Volchkova

    +49-211-45 78-402

    +49-211-45 78-400

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