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

*Note: The Process Training Modules must be registered for separately and require a small fee.

 

Monday

May 02, 2022

Round Table Discussion: Challenges in Specifying Cement and Concrete Additives for CO2 Reduction

Round Table Discussion, includes continental breakfast.
Topic: Challenges in Specifying Cement and Concrete Additives for CO2 Reduction

7:30 am

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8:15 am

Introduction to Carbon Neutrality –  

This training module will set the stage for the remainder of Monday’s Process Training sessions.  This session will enable participants to gain an understanding of the traditional levers for CO2 emissions reductions, such as:  energy efficiency, lower carbon fuels, lower amounts of clinker in cements, and the use of supplemental cementitious materials.  In addition to cement producers, the implications for equipment suppliers also will be explored.

8:30am

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10:15am

Carbon Reduction Technologies –  

This training module will review all of the current technologies for carbon reduction, carbon capture, and carbon utilization that have been developed globally to date.   This session will compare and contrast the various technologies and demonstrate the locations that these technologies can be applied in the cement industry.  Again, the implications for vendors and equipment suppliers will be explored in addition to cement producers.

10:30am

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12:15pm

Lunch  –  Exhibit Hall

12:15pm

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1:15pm

Carbon Reduction Projects – 

This training module will review already commissioned and/or ongoing Carbon Reduction Projects in the cement industry worldwide.  The basic principles of each project will be discussed as well as the pros and cons of each technology with the objective of allowing the attendees to see for themselves which projects could benefit which plants.  Again, opportunities for cement producers and equipment suppliers will be explored.

1:15pm

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3:00pm

A Stepwise Approach to CO2 Emissions Reductions

This training module will identify specific steps that individual cement plants can take to reduce their CO2 emissions.  This session will help to empower cement plant personnel to develop their own carbon neutral plans.  This session will create opportunities for vendors, consultancy engineers, and technology providers to assist in the development of plans to lower plant CO2-intensity for individual cement producers.

3:15pm

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5:00pm

Meet the Trainers – Day 1:

John Kline, Principal, Kline Consulting, LLC.

Peter Paone, President, Bridge Gap Engineering, LLC.

Tuesday

May 03, 2022 

Round Table Discussion: Challenges in Reducing Clinker Factor for CO2 Reduction

Round Table Discussion, includes continental breakfast.
Topic: Challenges in Reducing Clinker Factor for CO2 Reduction

 

7:30 am

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8:15 am

Introduction to Digitalization of the Cement Industry –

This training module will set the stage for the remainder of Tuesday’s Process Training sessions. This session will highlight the importance of new and emerging instrumentation and control technologies in the cement industry.

8:30am

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10:15am

Successful Thermal Imaging –

This training module will explore the latest advances in thermal imaging in cement plants. The implications for the various features and benefits of these technological advances will be described.

10:30am

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12:15pm

Lunch  –  Exhibit Hall

12:15pm

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1:15pm

Successful Raw Mix Control, Blending, and Kiln Feed – 

This training module will highlight the implications for modern analytical tools through the merger of NIR/XRD/CAN/XRF technologies. Again, the implications (e.g. return on investment) will be explored.

1:15pm

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3:00pm

Successful Ball Mill Operation via Advanced Controls – 

This training module will explore the various technologies available for improved ball mill performance. The implications for artificial intelligence will be explored.

3:15pm

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5:00pm

Meet the Trainers – Day 2:

Max Salisbury, Head of Operations, Thermoteknix.

Jeff Kemmerer, Global Product Manager, PANalytical.

Christoph Muschaweck, Operations Manager, DALOG Diagnosesysteme GmbH

Andy Smith, Sales Manager – InLine Analysis, Sympatec

Wednesday

May 04, 2022

Round Table Discussion: Challenges in Reducing CO2 through Alternative Fuels Usage

Round Table Discussion, includes continental breakfast.
Topic: Challenges in Reducing CO2 through Alternative Fuels Usage

 

7:30 am

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8:15 am

Process Analysis –

This training module will consist of basic methodologies that plant personnel should be using to diagnose their plant’s performance. This training module will set the stage for the remainder of Wednesday’s Process Training sessions, culminating in the opportunities for lowered specific fuel consumption.

8:30am

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10:15am

Process Equipment and Measurements –

A review of commonly used equipment for the purposes of process analysis with an emphasis on how to use such equipment. Classic equipment such as pitot tubes, thermocouples, anemometers will be reviewed, but also newer technologies such as ultraviolet and infrared imaging, etc.

10:30am

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12:15pm

Lunch  –  Premier Pre-Function

12:15pm

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1:15pm

Safety Considerations for Kiln & Calciner Start-Up and Operation Using Natural Gas – 

This training module will present the latest recommendations for ignition systems, flame detection, and purging cycles. The primary emphasis of this session will be safety.

1:15pm

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3:00pm

Heat Consumption –

This training module will identify the various sources of heat losses in the clinkering process, including: the theoretical heat of reaction. This session will focus on opportunities to mitigate excessive heat consumption and the importance of control mechanisms for improved energy consumption.

3:15pm

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5:00pm

Meet the Trainers – Day 3:

Tahir Abbas, Director, Cinar LTD.

David Fortsch, Sr. Director of Milling Business Operations & Development, Bridge Gap Engineering, LLC.

Kim Gordon, Senior Process Design Engineer, Bridge Gap Engineering, LLC.

Troy Pefley, PE, Controls and Instrumentation, H2E Inc.