It’s a new year, and you might be thinking about increasing your knowledge of the latest trends and technologies in order to help make your cement operations more efficient and help your bottom line. Where do you begin? Many start with typing in some keywords in Google and seeing what companies and products appear on the first page of results. You might even see a large “knowledge box” panel on the page that captures some of the information you need to get started… though that pre-populated info many not be helpful at all.
A search engine publication recently discussed how the Google search engine automatically generates the knowledge boxes shown in search results for queries about people, places, and things. According to the article, a knowledge panel will vary from one entity to another, but generally includes summaries of the topic, descriptions, key facts, links to social posts and websites, as well as more specialized information depending on the type of entity being searched. Unfortunately, that box may have been way off the mark for your needs, so you will have to keep searching, and typing in different keywords to get the information you want. The next thing you know is you’ve spent most of your days just trying to find information.
The cement production process begins with the extraction of limestone and clay from the quarry. The material is then blended, crushed and fed to the kiln. Post-kiln, the clinker is cooled and goes through a final grinding method before it is ready to ship. Portland cement, the most common type of cement, is formulated in a variety of strengths and colors, depending on its intended use. Cement composition is based upon their customer’s requests, each requiring a different elemental chemistry in recipe. How do you search for all those types of requirements?
Well, instead of having to key in the various keywords involved in cement-making, here’s a “box of knowledge” about the cement production process. No need to figure out the right keywords. Just visit our cement analysis and production web pages and you’ll find the latest in cement production equipment and technologies — including those involved in the five stages of cement production and the steps to maintain consistent raw material quality with minimal chemistry deviation, from quarry to silo to customer.
Start the year right. Check out our information on instruments, equipment and software to help cement producers improve product quality, boost efficiency, lower productions costs, and create safer, cleaner production lines. You’ll find free ebooks, process maps, comparison tables, and info on MACT Compliance, in addition to many other free resources that will help you reduce product variation, extend quarry life and meet control requirements. And it’s all in one place.
- A Practical Guide to Improving Cement Manufacturing Processes and Production.
- A Guide to PGNAA and PFTNA Technology for Non-Scientists.