Virtual Member Forum: Digital Transformation in Cement Plants

WCA's first virtual member forum was held in collaboration with FLSmidth, shared presentations, a live site visit and in-depth Q&A sessions for attendees. Attendees included Plant Managers, Engineering Managers, Automation Managers and Process Engineers.  

Note that this event was open to WCA Members only - Members can login to view the presentation materials and access the recording of the forum on demand in the Presentations tab. 


Day 1: Remote Monitoring and Support Technologies

17th November 2020, 9am-12pm GMT

Day 1 featured:

The Cement Market & the Way Forward for FLSmidth: FLSmidth vision on becoming a service-focussed company, offerings and value. Presented by Mireia Fontarnau Vilaro

Online Condition Monitoring Services for Kilns & Mills: How to go from more data to actionable insights; how Industry 4.0 is transforming ability to service customers. Presented by Peter Matthiesen

Site Visit: Use Case on Kiln & VRM at Ramliya, Egypt. Presented by Mahmoud Abdel-Gawad. 

Remote Services Using Augmented Reality Glasses: Demo of Site Inspection using Real Wear Glasses. Presented by Manikandan Rajendran

Remote Operational Support Using Digital Solutions: Presented by Mohamed Salah & Shaaban Omar, FLS Egypt

Q&A and Discussion Forum 


Day 2: Digital Products Supporting Sustainability & Productivity Challenges

18th November 2020, 9-11.30am GMT

Day 2 featured:

Process Control System - Recent & Future Trends: Virtualization and Cyber secure Control system design influence on the Uptime agenda, agility supporting the faster innovation cycles and also optimizes the continues maintenance cost. We also touch how AI guided operator assistance, can help going forward. Presented by Anders Noe Dam

Advanced Process Control & AI Technologies: For years the cement industry has been reluctant to use advanced process control. With new technologies in digitalization, it gives true value to cement plants which reduces the power consumption and increases productivity. Presented by Joju Jacob

Plant Process Data on Mobile Applications: Flsmidth’s SiteConnect: Live demo. As part of the Operational Intelligence Technologies, FLSmidth has developed a mobile App called SiteConnect. Presented by Joju Jacob

Operations Intelligence Technologies: Foundation for Industry 4.0 is utilising data in the right way. Operational data like analysis of downtime of the plant is of importance to plant performance improvement opportunities. Easy to use the information is also relevant. Presented by Joju Jacob

Q&A and Discussion Forum


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