The conference will offer a series of training sessions covering topics within the cement producing process over a two-day period (Monday - Tuesday). This popular program offers a myriad of cement process/production topics presented by Peter Paone, Ove Lars Jepsen and Brian Keefe of Bridge Gap Engineering, LLC, as well as John Kline of Kline Consulting, LLC.

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


Monday, May 7, 2018  
   Diagnosing Vertical Mill Performance - Review the impacts
      of dam ring height, table water spray, nozzle ring, grinding
      pressure, separator performance, etc. of vertical mills for raw
      materials and cement clinker
8:00am - 9:45am
   Diagnosing Preheater & Calciner Performance - Explore various
      variables impacting the cement pyroprocess including quan-
      titative impacts on the overall fuel consumption of your kiln
10:15am - 12:00pm
   Diagnosing Clinker Cooler Performance - This work session consists
      of heat and mass balance calculations that process engineers can
      use to diagnose their own cooler's performance
1:00pm - 2:45pm
   Diagnosing Ball Mill & Separator Performance - A detailed under-
      standing of circuit samples, tromp curves, and chamber analyses
      as a means to improve performance via changes to ball charge,
      separators, liners and diaphragms.
3:15pm - 5:00pm
 Tuesday, May 8, 2018  
   Clinker Microscopy - The clinker manufacturing process can be improved
      via the use of a microscope. This session will examine overall nodule
      microstructure, Alite & Belite size, Free Lime, and overall distribution
      of silicates by qualitative assessmant of same.
8:00am - 9:45am
   Clinker Reactivity - Performance of cement is governed by clinker
      reactivity. This session will explore the various factors that influence
      the clinker reactivity of your kiln
10:15am - 12:00pm
   Supplemental Cementitious Materials - Explore the use of pre-consumer
      materials such as fly ash, slag, silica fume, calcined clays, and natural
      pozzolans that contribute to the properties of hardened concrete while
      reducing specific CO2 emissions from your plant
1:00pm - 2:45pm
   Production Cost Management - This session will provide attendees with
      an understanding of cement manufacturing costs and their optimization
      for improved plant profitability 
3:15pm - 5:00pm