Conference schedule subject to change.

Conference Schedule

Day 1
19 Nov 2019
Day 2
20 Nov 2019
Day 3
21 Nov 2019
08:00 - 0:900

Morning Coffee Break & Exhibits Open

Keynote Address

Sullivan directs all PCA’s forward market assessments that support the industry’s planning efforts and market research. His analysis and views regarding the construction, cement and concrete industries is widely used...
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Edward Sullivan
Edward Sullivan
10:00-10:30

Morning Coffee Break on Show Floor

LafargeHolcim’s Weirton, W.Va., Cement Plant Modernization Project

LafargeHolcim completed a multi-million-dollar modernization project that restored and expanded a cement terminal at its Weirton, W.Va., facility. The site, which had been inactive for 10 years, will now be...
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How Automation And Optimization Impact Operations Of Trucks Within A Cement Plant

To improve customer service, cement manufacturers have started to automate the handling of loose or packaged cement in truck transport by using flexible self-service systems. An initial requirement is the...
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11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch on Show Floor

The Importance of Real-Time Cement Particle Characterization and How it Improves Your Bottom Line

Measuring particle size is a key component of the quality control process in any modern cement plant. Consistent particle size helps ensure a high-performance product with reliable cement strength. In...
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Safe Conversion to Natural Gas

In this session, FCT Combustion discusses safe conversion to natural gas. The company is a world leader in optimizing high-temperature processing plants to realize new levels of performance for productivity,...
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Alternative Fuel Handling Systems For Cement Plants

Cement, and similar compounds, have a particularly energy intensive manufacturing process. Today, more and more operations are seeking new ways to fuel their facility, in an effort to reduce costs...
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14:30 - 15:00 (2:30 - 3:00 pm)

Afternoon Break on Show Floor

Driving Efficiencies In Cement Plants Leveraging Advanced Logistics And Auto Replenishment

The implications that stockpiles have on your financials and business operations are critical ones. This session will help attendees blend the best of advanced software with the intelligence of experienced...
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Applying Computer Vision To Facilities And Vehicle Management

Atollogy leverages sensors, computer vision and artificial intelligence to improve operational efficiency, process adherence, and safety for the bulk materials industry. Our customers can save up to 17% in cycle...
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Make Real-Time Inventory Your Reality

Technology advancements have transformed measuring and monitoring inventory of cement, aggregates, and sand. Non-contact sensors don’t interfere with equipment and are reliable in dusty conditions. Advancements in radar technology allow...
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16:30 - 18:00 (4:30 - 6:00 pm)

Reception on Show Floor & Exhibit Hall Closes

8:00

Morning Coffee Break & Exhibits Open

DSI and ACI as the Optimum Solutions for SO2 and Mercury Abatement

Many cement plants have installed some Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) and Activated Carbon Injection (ACI) for SO2, HCl, mercury abatement. The principles and technologies are well known however many of...
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Energy Savings and Process Optimization in Cement Production

Processing of Industrial Minerals and Cement demands energy efficient technologies to minimize energy consumptions for both, size reduction and material transport. During the last years several efforts were made by...
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10:00 - 10:30 (10:00 - 10:30 am)

Morning Coffee Break on Show Floor

How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Silo Cleaning Costs

In this presentation, attendees will learn how to economically construct a storage silo; keep your silos operating efficiently; lower or eliminate your silo cleaning costs; keep your silos structurally sound...
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Realizing Energy Savings Using A Ceramic Lined Rotary Valve In Place Of A Screw Pump

Energy saving becomes a more and more important topic in the cement industry. The air supply (screw compressor) and the material feeding device into a pneumatic conveying line are the...
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Optimized Kiln Operation by Keeping Kiln Shell Temperatures at Set Point with Controlled Water Cooling

Increasingly powerful and sophisticated kiln-firing process conditions make it necessary to cool the kiln shell in order to protect the refractory material and the steel body from overheating and wear....
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12:00 - 13:00 (Noon - 1:00 pm)

Lunch on Show Floor

MSHA’s Enforcement Focus on Structural Integrity at Cement Operations

As a result of high profile accidents around the country involving structural failures, MSHA has placed a greater emphasis in its inspections on evaluating the structural integrity of silos, bins,...
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High-End MSHA Training: Surviving an Inspection

This is a high level overview of the key components of an MSHA inspection, and your role as an attendee. It will serve as a quick introductory primer for people...
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Overcoming Safety Cop Culture: Practices to Move You from Enforcer to Ally

There is a spectrum of how safety is managed within organizations, from authoritarian to democratic, and all leaders play a role in shaping that culture. Whether we wear the title...
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14:30 - 15:00 (2:30 – 3:00 p.m.)

Afternoon Break on Show Floor

Maximizing Conveyor Performance-Industry Standards verses Real World Application

Contrasting industry standards with real world applications, attendees of this session will learn about conveyor belt construction, operational forces, transition distances, tracking issues and other performance influences. This interactive presentation...
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The Finish Mill Circuit In A Cement Plant Can Be Optimized By Using An Online PSD Analyzer

The finish mill circuit in a cement plant can be optimized by using an online PSD analyzer. Knowing the real-time PSD from the mill can provide the means to reduce...
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Special Tour of Argos USA’s Atlanta Grinding Facility

Located in the heart of Atlanta, along the Chattahoochee River, the Argos Atlanta Cement Plant was built in 1962 with its first production following in 1963 with one kiln and...
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