Process Technology of Cement Production

This course consists of two modules: "Grinding technology and raw material preparation"
(Module 1) as well as "Clinker production and material technology" (Module 2). Each module has a duration of one week. The course gives a deep insight into cement production technology, covering topics from quarry operation to cement grinding.

Process Technology of Cement Production

Module 1 (Grinding technology and raw material preparation) 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.

Process Technology of Cement Production

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).

Topics

Grinding technology and raw material preparation (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
  • Refractories

Methods

  • 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

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.

Learning objectives

Grinding technology and raw material preparation (Module 1)

  • Overview of all relevant aspects of the cement manufacturing process up to the application of cement in concrete
  • Attaining fundamental knowledge of raw material preparation and cement production with regard to comminution processes, equipment used and quality analysis

Clinker production and material technology (Module 2)

  • Overview of all relevant aspects of the cement manufacturing process up to the application of cement in concrete
  • Attaining fundamental knowledge of cement manufacturing technology (material and burning technology), including the interconnection of sub-processes, process optimisation, emission abatement and efficient use of energy

Target group

Module 1:

(Min-max):    10 - 20

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

Module 2:

(Min-max):    10 - 20

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

Location

VDZ gGmbH
Tannenstraße 2, 40476 Duesseldorf

Germany

nearest Airport: DUS International

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Duration and services

Module 1:

Five-day classroom training

Module 2:

Five-day classroom training

The modules can be booked individually.

 

Services included:

  • Training sessions
  • Training course documentation
  • Lunches, beverages and coffee breaks during the training sessions
  • One social event and the presentation of certificates
  • Intensive support during the entire training course
  • Access to VDZ Online Courses with 36 modules

General conditions for seminars apply.
 

Contact

Julia Volchkova

Julia Volchkova

Phone:
+49-211-45 78-402

Fax:
+49-211-45 78-400

Contact

Christiane Schmetz

Christiane Schmetz

Phone:
+49-211-45 78-252

Fax:
+49-211-45 78-400

Technical Training

VDZ Technical Training Programme 2018/2019

Have a look at our Technical Training Courses and Workshops 2018/2019 for the Global Cement Industry.