Topics will range from the theoretical to the practical as further described below.

 

PROCESS 201 TRAINING*

*Process 201 is “higher level” Training than Process 101 Training and must be registered for separately when registering for the conference. It is recommended, although not mandatory, that trainees attend the PCA Regional Mill & Pyro Course (Process 101 Training)before taking Process 201 Training.

 

 

Monday, April 20, 2020 

 

 

Emissions Calculations 

This training module will enable participants to quickly convert ‘units of measure’ from measured values such as “ppm” to permit values such as “lb/ST clinker” or “mg/m3, dry basis at 7% O2“, for example.

This training module is developed and presented by Peter Paone of Bridge Gap Engineering.

 

8:00am - 9:45am

Emissions Optimization

The reagents typically used by cement plants (e.g. ammonia, hydrated lime, activated carbon, etc.) strongly impact plant operational costs. Therefore, this training module will present “sanity checks” on the use of reagents by exploring the ‘means & methods’ of their optimal effectiveness.

This training module is developed and presented by Peter Paone of Bridge Gap Engineering.

 

10:15am - 12:00pm

Mass Flow Diagrams

This training module will present an approach towards selecting the design flowrates for solid flowrates in the design of any cement plant such as recommendations for the storage’s sizes of clinker and cement. Key learnings from this module will be reasons behind the use of certain safety factors for success over the lifetime of the plant.

This training module is developed and presented by David Fortsch of Bridge Gap Engineering.

 

1:00pm - 2:45pm

Production Levers

This training module will examine the production debottlenecking process, improving operational efficiencies which are often at odds with maximum production.

This training module is developed and presented by John Kline of Kline Consulting.

 

3:15pm - 5:00pm

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 

 

Preheater Tower Build-Ups, Kiln Balls & Rings, and Cooler Snowmen

This training module will explore various types of build-ups and ring formations that can form in pyroprocessing systems. ‘Cause-&-effect relationships’ will be explored as well as recommended ‘mitigation strategies’.

This training module is developed and presented by Peter Paone of Bridge Gap Engineering.

 

8:00am - 9:45am

Process Control Strategies

This training module will present recommended control strategies for the successful operation of all major pieces of equipment in a cement plant. The training module will present expert opinion and experiences with control loops that do & don’t work well.

This training module is developed and presented by John Kline of Kline Consulting.

 

10:15am - 12:00pm

State-of-the-Art Reliability & Predictive Maintenance

This training module will present the latest technologies for predictive maintenance including the use of artificial intelligence.

 

1:00pm - 2:45pm

Successful Alarm Management 

What good are process control alarms if they are so frequent or so many that they are continuously being silenced by control room operators? This training module will present a strategic approach for the implementation of a quality alarm management system based on the ISA Standard 18.2.

This training module is developed and presented by John Kline of Kline Consulting.

 

3:15pm - 5:00pm

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

 

 

Kiln Burner Momentum Calculation and Control

Have you ever wondered how burner momentum is calculated? Or what is the effect of ‘transport air’ on burner momentum? Or what are the ‘recommended momentum values’ for various types of fuels? This training module will answer these questions and more.

This module is developed and presented by Jean-David Salla of Fives- Pillard.

 

8:00am - 9:45am

Successful Energy Management

This training module will explore key factors in the implementation of a successful energy management program – including energy star certification.

This training module is developed and presented by William Jerald – California Portland Cement Company.

 

10:15am - 12:00pm

Lubrication Best Practices 

This training module will explore best practices for the design and use of lubrication systems. Lubrication is the lifeblood of the equipment in the plant. Improving lubrication practices will improve uptime and reduce maintenance costs.

This training module is developed and presented by John Kline of Kline Consulting.

 

1:00pm - 2:45pm

Examination of Leading Cement Terminal Technology Including Receiving and Load‐Out

 This training module will explore the various technologies available and implemented in cement terminals from the smallest rail terminals to the largest import terminals. The current and future status of cement import terminals will also be reviewed.

This training module is developed and presented by John Kline of Kline Consulting.

 

3:15pm - 5:00pm