Plant Maintenance and Refractories Course

VDZ Plant Maintenance and Refractories Course

Our Plant Maintenance and Refractories Course covers all topics concerning the high efficiency and availability of a cement plant’s key machinery. Measurement of rotary kilns and ball mills as well as independent expertise in mechanical maintenance and inspections are also among the major aspects. In addition, we provide an extensive know-how transfer on high quality refractory kiln brick lining materials and installation including their relation to mechanical failure.


  • Theoretical and practical maintenance inspection and measurement solutions
  • Open gear lubrication and application
  • Online machinery diagnostic and vibration analysis
  • Necessity of non-distortion testing (NDT) and analysis
  • Refractory material and installation


  • Presentations
  • Hands-on practical inspection training
  • Team work, group discussion

The training course 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 overview of preventive maintenance procedures

Target group

(Min-max): 10 - 20

  • Maintenance managers
  • Maintenance planners
  • Maintenance staff
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Team leader mechanics


  • Cement plant in Germany and VDZ, Tannenstrasse 2, 40476 Duesseldorf, Germany (nearest airport: DUS International)

How to find VDZ

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Five-day classroom training and practical on site lessons

General conditions for seminars apply.

Learning objectives

  • Comprehensive knowledge of practical preventive maintenance solutions
  • Better understanding of rotary kiln and ball mill behaviour
  • Troubleshooting
  • Refractories
  • Optimisation of uptime and cost factors


Julia Volchkova

Julia Volchkova

+49-211-45 78-402

+49-211-45 78-400

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Das vergünstigte DB-Veranstaltungsticket zum bundesweiten Festpreis

Participants of VDZ's training courses, workshops and seminars can book a discounted train ticket.

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