Professional Development Training

This year's conference will offer an exciting array of training sessions geared toward the newer professional in the industry. The sessions are also great refresher courses for the seasoned professionals as well. The sessions will be offered on Monday, May 22, 2017 and Wednesday, May 24, 2017 as described below.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Controlling the Plant - An overview of modern control systems (8:00am-9:00am) from the Automation Working Group is presented by John Shuckle from the Ash Grove Cement Seattle Plant and Jeff Kemmerer of PANalytical. A virtual tour of a modern cement plant describing how various process equipment communicates to and is controlled from the central control room. Key components include: Motors, Variable Speed Drives, valves, dampers, I/O panels, PLC, and plant networks are shown and their importance described. 

Most Common Reasons for Downtime in Cement Pyroprocessing Systems (10:15am-11:45am) from the General Practices Working Group presented by Peter Paone and Ove Lars Jepsen of BridgeGap Engineering

Power Modeling for an Industrial Application (1:00pm - 2:30pm) from the Power Generation Working Group this session is presented by John Kline of Kline Consulting, LLC

Cement Neshap; What Can Cause Your Dust Collectors To Be Out of Compliance (3:15pm-4:45pm) from the Environmental, Energy and Sustainability Working Group, this session is presented by Andy Winston of BWF Envirotec USA, Zach Griffey of Clarcor Industrial Air and Federico Mercado of FLSmidth Airtech

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pyroprocess Simulator Training (8:00am-12:00pm) presented by FLSmidth, this session provides an understanding of different components of a pyroprocessing system and technologies utilized to achieve optimum economy, efficiency and profitability.

Vertical Cement Mill Grinding Simulator Training (1:00pm-5:00pm) presented by FLSmidth, this session will provide an understanding of the grinding technologies utilized in the cement industry with focus on potential energy reduction.