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REGIONAL REPORT: SOUTHEAST ASIA 20 ASEAN: Powering Past 50 Paul Maxwell-Cook, World Cement Contributing Editor, takes a look at the cement industry in the ASEAN member states 50 years after the association’s creation.
PYROPROCESSING 27 Refractory Anchors Greg Palmer, James Millard, and Juan Cobos, Palmer Technologies, discuss the results of testing of refractory lining anchor systems. 35 A Better Burn Alex Wagner, Vyacheslav Borsch, and Roman Titei, UNITHERM and Asia Cement LLC, discuss the operation of the M.A.S/SG burner.
LIME PLANT ENGINEERING 40 Ready, Steady, Growth! Luca Sarandrea, Cimprogetti, discusses the Internet of Things and the coming of the fourth industrial revolution to the global lime industry. 45 In the limelight Narayana Jayaraman and Francisco Benavides, PEC Consulting, detail the configurations and deliberations behind the construction of a lime plant.
Ready, Steady, Growth! Luca Sarandrea, Cimprogetti, discusses the Internet of Things and the coming of the fourth industrial revolution to the global lime industry. Introduction Western civilisation has already witnessed three industrial revolutions that could also be described as disruptive leaps in industrial processes, resulting in significantly higher productivity. The first improved efficiency using steam power and developed machine tools; the second brought electricity and assembly lines; the third accelerated automation using electronics and information technology (IT). The fourth industrial revolution is already on its way, characterised by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical and digital. This paper describes how the industrial internet is emerging in traditional businesses, such as lime production.
become part of our life and work. It is not just about locating objects and using them to sense the surrounding environment or accomplish automated tasks, it is a way to monitor, measure, understand, and support human oversight. In this context automatisation, as well as digitalisation, plays a crucial role. So far, the industrial internet revolution has revolved heavily around smart connected sensors, optimising the performance of the plant and the connection between machine and data. The integration of machines via sensors, software, and data mining enables the the creation of machine-to-machine connectivity, allowing everyone to participate in the operation and to gather information from every piece of equipment installed.
A connected world
The need for innovation
Part of this new revolution is the Internet of Things (IoT), which is able to connect intelligence devices and
The main reason that traditional businesses need the next level of technological innovation is due to
the rapidly changing market in terms of restricted demand. Modern lime production needs high-grade limestone and/or pure dolomite resources, available over the long term in in large mineral deposits. Therefore the first computerised control system installed in Cimprogetti plants back in 1980, which used a Siemens S5 type PLC and a SCADA (Industrial) application, is no longer enough to help facilitate modern plants. In recent years, a new concept of modular infrastructure in an integrated system, based on a typical layout shown in Figure 2, has established a new way of connecting the field with the control room via the Cloud. This offers the potential to reduce human error and predict the machine’s behaviour. Thanks to existing technologies and data scientists, Cimprogetti developed a new platform, called