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VOL IX NO 4 DECEMBER 2007 A QUARTERLY INFORMATION CARRIER OF NCB SERVICES TO THE INDUSTRY
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Record Growth and Modernisation
in Indian Cement Industry
10
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NCB International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials
BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR 2008
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hri Ajay Shankar, Secretary to the
Government of India, Department
of Industrial Policy and Promotion
(DIPP), Ministry of Commerce &
Industry, said that the record
modernization and technology adoption in
Indian cement industry has been
remarkable. He was delivering the Inaugural
Address at the 10
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NCB International
Seminar on Cement and Building Materials
organized by the National Council for
Cement and Building Materials (NCB) in
New Delhi on 27-30 November 2007.
The Seminar received overwhelming
participation of about 600 delegates
including 55 delegates from overseas
countries Australia, Bhutan, China, Czech
Republic, Denmark, France, Germany,
Italy, Japan, Libya, Malaysia, Norway,
Shri Ajay Shankar, Secretary to the Govt of India, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry delivering the
Inaugural Address at the 10
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NCB International Seminar. Seated on the dais (left to right) are Shri Sarpal
Singh, Jt Director-NCB; Shri Rahul Kumar, COO (Cement)-Jaiprakash Associates Ltd; Shri M Vasudeva,
Director General-NCB; Shri S C Rastogi, General Manager-NCB.
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The Seminar undoubtedly was a well organised event like those in the past. The exhibition this year was also well conceived, nicely laid out and very
informative on latest products and services, says Shri G Jayaraman, Executive President, Birla Corporation Ltd.
We owe major part of our success to your seminars and the exhibitions. Please reserve two stalls for us for your next Seminar in 2009, tells Shri Mani
Subramanian, President, Phillips Kiln Services (India) Pvt Ltd.
It was a pleasure participating again in the 10
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NCB International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials last November. Definitely we used the
opportunity to open up new business possibilities and the attendance of experts in so many different fields of the cement industry made it an
interesting and fruitful event, writes Mr Michael Suppaner, Managing Director-A TEC Asia Sdn Bhd.
Let me congratulate the Management of NCBM for organizing excellent seminar on cement technology, processes, products. The lectures and
presentations by world renowned cement technologists/scientists and eminent authorities were par excellence, says Shri R L Deshmukh, Asstt Vice
President (Engg), Grasim Industries (Cement Division).
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Shri Sanjay Bahadur delivering his Special Lecture
on Ready Mix Concrete and Bulk Transportation
of Cement
Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka,
Switzerland, UAE, UK, USA, etc. The Seminar
was a grand success in terms of participation of
delegates, technical content of papers presented,
technical exhibition as well as the sponsorships.
The Seminar as well as the Technical
Exhibition were inaugurated by Shri Ajay Shankar.
The Presidential Address was presented by
Shri Rahul Kumar, COO (Cement), Jaiprakash
Associates on behalf of the NCB Chairman,
Shri Manoj Gaur and NCB Director General,
Shri M Vasudeva presented the Keynote Address
on the occasion. Earlier, NCB Joint Director,
Shri Sarpal Singh gave the Welcome Address. The
Vote of Thanks was proposed by Shri S C Rastogi,
General Manager, NCB
Complimenting the Indian cement industry
for making full use of the liberalized policy,
Shri Ajay Shankar observed that besides meeting
the entire domestic demand, the export of 9
million tonnes of cement is an outstanding
achievement. This has helped India in becoming
the second largest producer of cement in the
world after China, he added. The industry needs
to further concentrate on modernization and
upgradation of technology, optimization of
operations and increased application of
automation and information technology. This will
help to reduce the cost of production through
saving of energy and enhancement of productivity
and to create clean environment by reducing the
emission levels, the Secretary further added.
Elaborating on the role of government in
this regard, Shri Ajay Shankar informed that
governments efforts on thrust areas like faster
implementation of infrastructure and irrigation
projects, pushing housing development
programmes, promotion of concrete highways
and other roads, particularly concrete roads in rural
areas have resulted in enhanced level of
consumption of cement and thereby helped the
cement industry. He said the potential of other
emerging building materials and technologies such
as high performance concrete, self compacting
concrete, fibre reinforced concrete, blended
cements should be fully exploited by the
construction industry, particularly in view of the
massive infrastructure development envisaged in
the immediate future in our country. He also
observed that this kind of seminars helps to take
stock of technological status of plant and devise
strategies for further development and for better
competitiveness at national and global level.
Shri Ajay Shankar stated that the growth of
Indian economy which at present was around 9%,
used to be 3 to 4% previously. The gradual increase
over the past 15 years had given us a great deal of
internal strength. Moreover, Foreign Direct
Investment (FDI) in the industrial sector has risen
rapidly. He further mentioned that growth of 10%
was necessary to improve the living standards of
the common people and the future in this respect
looked bright.
Shri Shankar further mentioned that since the
cement industry is energy intensive and released high
CO
2
emissions per tonne of cement produced, the
biggest challenge today for the Indian cement
industry was sustainability. He said that though the
best energy consumption achieved by the cement
plants in India was comparable to the best in the
world, one should not become complacent. He was
of the opinion that we should focus on adopting
the best practices in the world since we had the
capacity and capability to do so.
He commended the efforts of cement industry
for using waste materials like flyash. However, much
more needed to be achieved in mastering the
use of waste materials in an environmentally
acceptable and cost effective manner. He lauded
the fact that a well known NGO, had
established the cement industry as one of the
greenest in the Indian industrial sector.
He assured that the government would
continue to help the industry in enhancing the
level of consumption of cement in the country
by concentrating its efforts on thrust areas like
faster implementation of infrastructure and
irrigation projects, pushing housing
development programmes, promotion of
concrete highways and construction of cement
roads in rural areas.
Shri Ajay Shankar, Secretary-DIPP releasing the NCB Special Publication entitled Sustainable Development
of Indian Cement Industry and Infrastructure Challenges
Mr Jerome Lombardi delivering his Special
Lecture on Geo-Cycle Asia : The Co-processing
Solution of Wastes in Cement Kilns
Shri Ajay Shankar, Secretary-DIPP inaugurating the
Technical Exhibition organised as a part of the Seminar
Dr Henri Van Damme delivering his Special
Lecture on Nano-Technology, Bio-Inspiration and
Molecular Engineering; Towards Smart Concrete
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On this occasion, Shri Shankar also released
a Special Publication entitled Sustainable Development
of Indian Cement Industr y and Infrastructure
Challenges and the Exhibitors Directory.
The Presidential Address of Shri Manoj
Gaur pointed out that the cement industry had
achieved spectacular results in terms of energy
conservation and environmental improvement.
The quality of cement produced in the country is
also among the best in the international market
and could easily compete for exports. It was
important that the industry continued to adopt
pragmatic and well considered strategies that
would contribute to further improving
productivity and quality and cutting costs. With
strong R&D base in the form of NCB as well as
in-house R&D facilities set up by some of the
cement companies, the industry is in a position to
quickly adopt new innovations and always be on
par with best international practices in cement
manufacture.
It was mentioned that Government of India
had envisaged massive housing and infrastructure
development programmes. To meet the expected
increase in demand for cement, the capacity of the
cement industry was targeted to reach about 298
million tonnes by the end of the 11
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Five Year
Plan. The Indian cement industry was in a position
to meet this challenge with the support of the
government. The industry had been appealing to
the government to address a few areas of concern
confronting the cement industry, such as
inadequate coal supplies, high taxes, lack of
modernized ports with facilities for bulk cement
loading, lack of suitable infrastructure i.e.
approach roads, to transport cement/clinker to
the ports. The industry looked forward to the
governments help in this regard.
In his Keynote Address, Shri M Vasudeva,
Director General-NCB, presented a technological
perspective of the cement industry, covering
technological advancement, energy performance,
environmental improvement, quality
management, efforts towards sustainable
development, customer perspective, emerging
concrete technologies as well as NCBs
contribution in these areas.
He mentioned that the cement industry was
poised for accelerated growth in tandem with the
expected growth of infrastructure in the country.
He further expressed the confidence that cement
industry alongwith NCB would continue to strive
to meet the challenges in this regard.
The Valedictory Address was given by
Shri N N Prasad, Joint Secretary, Department of
Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Govt.
of India during the Concluding Session of the
Seminar. National Awards for Energy Efficiency,
Environmental Excellence and Quality Excellence
in the Indian cement industry for the years 2005-
06 and 2006-07 were also presented to the
winning cement plants by Shri Prasad. Awards
were also given to ten best technical papers.
Delivering the Valedictory Address,
Shri Prasad stated that latest state-of-the-art dry
process plants in the country had energy
consumption levels comparable to the world
standards. However, a large number of plants
installed before nineties were operating at
relatively high energy consumption levels and
there was a need for their modernization to bring
their energy consumption levels on par with
global standards. While mentioning the efforts
made by the cement industry by installing 80 MW
of wind energy facility in the coastal region, the
need for integrating alternate and renewable
energy into the system was emphasised. He
highlighted the importance of utilization of
industrial wastes in cement manufacture and its
contribution to sustainable development of
cement and construction industries and
emphasized the need to adopt global best
practices in this regard.
He further mentioned that application of
nano-technology to cement and concrete should
constitute a major thrust area of R&D for
development of eco-friendly, high performance
cement/binders and concrete with improved
durability characteristics.
On behalf of Shri M K Singhi, a Special Lecture on
Cement Sustainability Initiatives was presented by
Shri Rakesh Bhargava
Dr S P Ghosh delivering his Special Lecture on
Energy Efficiency and Green House Gases Emissions
Reduction Initiatives by Major Cement Producing
Countries in Asia
Winners of the NCB National Awards for Energy Efficiency Environmental Excellence and Quality Excellence
in the Indian Cement Industry for the years 2005-06 and 2006-07 along with Shri N N Prasad (7
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left), Joint Secretary to the Govt of India, DIPP, who presented the Awards
Shri N N Prasad, Joint Secretary-DIPP delivering
the Valedictory Address at the Concluding Session
of the Seminar
A Section of the Audience
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More than 100 technical papers were
presented under 17 technical sessions
including five Special Lectures. The authors
gave emphasis to issues related to all areas
of cement manufacture, blended and special
cements, performance and durability of
concrete as well as emerging trends in
building materials and construction
practices.
Five Special Lectures by renowned experts
were delivered on topical subjects viz.,
Co-processing solutions of wastes in cement
kilns by Mr Jerome Lombardi, Holcim
Support Pvt. Ltd., Singapore; Nano-
Technology and Molecular Engineering by
Dr Henri Van Damme, ESPCI, France;
Ready Mix Concrete & Bulk Transportation
of Cement by Shri Sanjay Bahadur, ACC
Concrete Ltd., India; Energy Efficiency and
Green House Gases Emission Reduction
Initiatives by Dr S P Ghosh, CMA, India;
and Cement Sustainability Initiatives by
Shri M K Singhi (presented by Shri R
Bhargava), Shree Cements Ltd., India.
Advances in pyroprocessing technology
enable the use of alternate fuels including
co-processing of wastes in an energy
efficient and environmentally sound way as
compared to commercial incinerators. It is
of paramount importance to conserve fossil
fuels and reduce global warming without
putting brakes on development. The
experience gained in developed countries
provides confidence to Indian cement plants
to utilize different waste derived fuels in
cement manufacture. However, emissions
need to be closely monitored to ascertain
that their levels indeed are not higher than
those with the use of conventional fuels
and all the environmental concerns need to
be addressed.
Developmental efforts in size reduction have
made possible the design of mills of higher
output as well as reduced energy
consumption and improved operational
efficiency. The designs strive for simplicity
in operation and maintenance, reduced wear
rates and increased life of equipment. These
options open up tremendous possibilities of
building large capacity single line plants with
flexibility, reliability and availability.
It was brought out that process/method,
type of technology and targets for
modernization of kiln line should be
considered carefully from various points of
view of meeting customer requirement.
New types of clinker cooler like h-cooler
and Polytrack cooler may be the solution to
process requirements of clinker coolers.
Through the application of a software,
recently developed, the design of belt
conveyors can be done quickly and
accurately avoiding human errors in
calculations. Pipe conveyors are energy
efficient and ideally suited for sites where
space constraints exist. Cement bag packing
technique like Roto-seal technology can lead
to healthier working conditions in a packing
plant at the same time reducing downtime,
dust emission and product-loss.
Beneficiation of low grade limestone, effect
of coal ash fusion temperature and kiln
retention time on clinker quality and
production, use of high sulphur content coal,
optimization of kilns and cement mills for
productivity enhancement and kiln shell
flexure measurement techniques are some of
the areas discussed. Human resource
development for cement industry was also
highlighted in the discussions.
New monolithic refractory products and
refractory lining solutions to improve
productivity by minimizing various
bottlenecks like formation of build-ups were
discussed. A number of case studies were
presented on diagnosis of kiln shell corrosion
and remedial measures through optimized
refractory design and its installation.
Issues related to Portland and blended
cements with emphasis on utilization of
waste / alternate materials were highlighted.
Use of additives such as lignosulphonates
and performance improvers for improving
the properties of cements was highlighted.
Effect of particle size distribution, cement
fineness and clinker sulphate level were also
discussed.
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Selective dissolution method for estimation
of slag and flyash in composite cement, quick
estimation of blast furnace slag basicity,
flyash activity, and rapid estimation of
reactive silica in flyash were highlighted.
Development of composite cements using
granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS) and
flyash, use of electric arc furnace slag in
cementitious products and fluorogypsum for
making value-added building materials were
discussed.
Need for BIS specifications for composite
cements was emphasised. It was highlighted
that behaviour of slag and flyash in
composite cements is complementary. It was
mentioned that till the BIS specification for
composite cement becomes available, the use
of slag in Portland pozzolana cement and
fly ash in Portland slag cement as
performance improvers may be explored to
take advantage of their complementary
nature. It was pointed out that studies on
Portland pozzolana cements for durable
concrete constr uction will enable
departments like CPWD to reconsider their
decision in favour of using of Portland
pozzolana cements for RCC constructions.
Use of chemical admixtures in concrete
construction, particularly the aspect of
compatibility of admixtures with cements of
different types were highlighted. Advantages
of mineral admixtures and blended cements
for mass concrete construction were also
highlighted to control the temperature rise
in such constructions due to heat of
hydration. Roller-compacted concrete for
construction, which results in overall
economy and speed in construction, has
made a beginning in India. Effect of higher
SO
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content in cement on durability of
concrete was highlighted. It was brought out
that based on durability studies of concrete
with upto 3.5% SO
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content in cement, no
adverse effects on durability of concrete were
observed.
In its efforts towards total quality
management (TQM), the Indian cement
industry has recognized the importance of
state-of-the-art plant and laboratory
instrumentation, their calibration and NABL
accreditation. Improving the proficiency of
the laboratory staff for achieving high quality
standards and global competitiveness was
also emphasized.
Modern techniques for control of NO
x
and
SO
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emissions, in the cement manufacturing
process were discussed. Conversion of
electrostatic precipitator into a pulse-jet bag
house and its advantages were deliberated
and exemplified with case study. Acoustic
mapping techniques for cement plant
machinery were also deliberated.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), a
prediction and calculation tool available for
improving gas distribution in an ESP was
also discussed.
Environmental management in cement
industry for sustainable development,
industrial farming of algae a biomass fuel,
through recycling of CO
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from cement kiln
stacks, CO
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mitigation opportunity in cement
sector and CDM market, integration of life
cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle cost
(LCC) to deal with complex environmental
issues were deliberated.
Various macro-level as well as micro-level
measures adopted for energy efficiency
improvement were highlighted through a
case study. The role of voltage optimization
for underloaded electric motors towards
attaining energy conservation was brought
out. The role of energy conservation and
management systems for cost effectiveness
and GHG reduction was emphasized.
Provisions of Energy Conservation Act were
highlighted in the context of cement
industry, which is one of the designated
consumers under the Act.
The Technical Exhibition organized as a part
of the Seminar, consisted of about 80 stalls and
gave an exposure to the latest developments in
machinery, related auxiliaries and services available
to the cement industry and provided an
opportunity for a very useful interaction among
machinery suppliers and users. The delegates not
only got to have an exposure to the latest
technological developments internationally, but
also had mutually fruitful interactions.
A copy each of the Proceedings (set of five
printed volumes, alongwith CD), Special
Publication and Exhibitors Directory (printed
booklet + CD) were provided to all delegates. The
set of Proceedings volumes with CD, priced at
Rs 2000 / US $ 200, is available from
NCB (e-mail : nccbm@vsnl.com,
seminar@ncbindia.com) against advance
payment.
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Thank You
EXHI BI TORS
ACE REFRACTORIES
A TEC ASIA SDN BHD
ACC LTD
ADVANCE SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT
AIMIL
ARTECH INFOSYSTEMS
AURA INC - EADS SODERN
BERKELEY PETROCHEMICALS
BRUKER AXS
CARDOX INDIA
CHEMTROLS SAMIL
CLAUDIUS PETERS
CONZERV SYSTEMS
CREATIVE TECHNO SOLUTIONS
EEL INDIA
ENEXCO TEKNOLOGIES INDIA
ENKAY ENTERPRISES
FL SMIDTH
FLS AIRTECH - AFT DIVISION
GE ENERGY
GRACE
GRASIM INDUSTRIES
HAVER IBAU INDIA
HIMACHAL ENVIRONMENTAL ENGG. CO
HUMBOLDT WEDAG INDIA
INDIA CEMENTS
INDO HYDRAULICS
INKARP INSTRUMENTS
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LINKS
ITECA - ENTECH
JAIPRAKASH ASSOCIATES
LARSEN & TOUBRO
MENARDI
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CEMENT AND
BUILDING MATERIALS
NORTHERN HEAVY INDUSTRY
PANANALYTICAL
PEG S.A.
PENTA INDIA CEMENT & MINERALS
PHILLIPS KILN SERVICES (INDIA)
POLYSIUS INDIA
PROMAC ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES
RAMCO SYSTEMS
REDECAM GROUP S.R.L.
SB ENGINEERS
SHREE CEMENT
SPRAYING SYSTEMS INDIA
TECHFAB SYSTEMS
TECHNIZ BOOKS INTERNATIONAL
THERMAX INDIA
THERMO ELECTRON INDIA
TIDC INDIA
TOSHNIWAL INDUSTRIES
TRANSWEIGH INDIA
UNISOL INC.- STAREX
W L GORE & ASSOCIATES
WALCHANDNAGAR INDUSTRIES
WEARRESIST TECHNOLOGIES
XUZHOU ZHONGMEI STEEL CONSTRUCTION CO.
Technical Exhibition A Grand Success
T
echnical Exhibition, organised as a part of the 10
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NCB International
Seminar, was an all time hit exposition on cement, concrete, construction
and related industries in india and abroad. Inagurated by Shri Ajay Shankar,
Secretary to the Govt of India, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the
Exhibition had participation of exhibitors from all over the world showcasing
state-of-the-art products and services for cement, concrete construction and
related industries.
The Exhibition consisted of about 80 stalls and gave an exposure to the
latest developments in machinery, related auxiliaries and services available
to the cement industry and provided an opportunity for a very useful
interaction among machinery suppliers and users. The delegates not only got
an exposure to the latest technological developments internationally, but also
had mutually fruitful interactions.
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Co-Processing of Wastes in Cement Kilns The Holcim
Experience by Jean-Pierre Degre, Holcim Inc, Switzerland
Operating Experience with the New Static-Dynamic Separator for
Raw Material and Cement Grinding in Combination with the High-
Pressure Grinding Unit by D S Bindra, Vasavadatta Cement/
Kesoram Cement, India. A Halbleib and R Schnatz, Polysius AG, Germany
Synthetic Alumina-Ziroconia Ceramic A Material of
Today & Tomorrow by Amarnath and G N Agrawal,
Banaras Hindu University
Composite Cements A Selective Dissolution Method for
Estimation of Slag and Fly Ash by M V Karandikar, V R Palav,
J J D mello, P G Lele, S A Khadilkar and N Chadha, ACC Ltd
Portland Pozzolana Cements for Durable Concrete
Constructions K Saravanan and N Palaniswamy, Central
Electrochemical Research Institute by Suresh Kumar and R
C Wason, National Council for Cement and Building Materials
Roller Compacted Concrete Sustainable and Preferred
Alternative to Conventional Mass Concrete by Vimal Kumar
and Mukesh Mathur, Fly Ash Utilisation Programme, Deptt
of Science and Technology
On-Line Quality Control Instrumentation in Cement
Manufacturing Process by Anis Haider, Iteca, France
Professional Cement Plant Optimisation, Modernization and
Energy Conservation by Hans Wilhelm Meyer and Marc
Lambert PEG S.A, Switzerland
The Electrostatic Precipitator to Baghouse Conversion: An
Analysis of Concept, Engineering, Implementation and
Successes by Robert O conor, GE Energy, USA
Integration of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle
Cost (LCC) to Deal with Complex Environment Issues by
S N Pati, A K Solankey, M Selvarajan and SNM Khan, National
Council for Cement and Building Materials
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The Awards, instituted
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performance with quality pro
Second Best Improvement in Thermal Energy Performance
Vikram Cement, Line-I
Best Improvement in Electrical Energy Performance
Shree Cement Ltd., Unit-II
Second Best Improvement in Electrical Energy Performance
Century Cement
Best Improvement in Energy Performance in Manufacture
of Blended Cements Century Cement
Best Environmental Excellence in Plant Operation
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd., Dalmiapuram
Second Best Environmental Excellence in Plant Operation
JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd.
Best Environmental Excellence in Limestone Mines
Century Cement
Best Improvement in Thermal Energy Performance
JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd.
Second Best Environmental Excellence in Limestone Mines
Jaypee Rewa Plant
Best Quality Excellence
Rajashree Cement
Second Best Quality Excellence
Grasim Cement, Raipur
Best Electrical Energy Performance
Madras Cements Ltd., Alathiyur Works
Best Thermal Energy Performance
Madras Cements Ltd., Alathiyur Works
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Awards for
Efficiency,
tal Excellence
Excellence in
ent Industry
ds for Energy Efficiency,
ence and Quality Excellence in
try for the years 2005-06 and
hri N N Prasad, Joint Secretary
ment of Industrial Policy and
cluding Session of the 10
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NCB
ment and Building Materials in
2007.
by NCB with the objective of
ovement in energy efficiency,
quality standards in the Indian
me a long way realizing the
levels, improved environmental
duct.
Best Electrical Energy Performance
Madras Cements Ltd., Alathiyur Works
Best Improvement in Thermal Energy Performance
Shree Cement Ltd., Unit-II
Second Best Improvement in Thermal Energy Performance
My Home Industries Ltd.
Best Improvement in Electrical Energy Performance
Aditya Cement
Second Best Improvement in Electrical Energy Performance
Birla Corporation Ltd, Unit : Birla Vikas Cement
Best Improvement in Energy Performance in
Manufacture of Blended Cements
Lafarge India (P) Ltd., Arasmeta Cement Plant
Second Best Environmental Excellence in Limestone Mines
Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd. (GACL), Kodinar
Best Environmental Excellence in Plant Operation
Shree Cement Ltd., Beawar
Second Best Environmental Excellence in Plant Operation
Chettinad Cement Corpn. Ltd., Karikkali
Best Environmental Excellence in Limestone Mines
Century Cement
Second Best Quality Excellence
Shree Cement Ltd., Beawar
Best Quality Excellence
Grasim Cement, Raipur
Best Thermal Energy Performance
Madras Cements Ltd., Alathiyur Works
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TECHNICAL SESSIONS
STS-I Special Lecture on Geo-Cycle Asia : The Co-processing
solution of Wastes in Cement Kilns by Mr Jerome Lombardi
Chairman : Shri S K Wali Co-chairman : Shri Sanjay Agrawal
I Raw Materials, Fuels and Waste Utilization
Chairman : Shri V S Narang Co-chairman : Shri R K Suri
II Advances in Grinding Systems and Their Performance
Chairman : Mr P Sheoran Co-chairman : Shri Hammi Kapoor
III Modern Trends in Project Engineering & System Design
Chairman : Shri Umesh Shrivastava Co-chairman : Shri A K Pillai
IV Productivity Enhancement & Process Optimization - I
Chairman : Shri P S Marwah Co-chairman : Mr S Strasser
V Productivity Enhancement & Process Optimization - II
Chairman : Shri D S Bindra Co-chairman : Shri Anil Goyle
STS-II Special Lecture on Nano- Technology, Bio-Inspiration
and Molecular Engineering; Towards Smart Concrete by
Dr Henri van Damme
Chairman : Dr K C Narang Co-chairman : Dr Manjit Singh
VI Portland and Blended Cements
Chairman : Shri Naveen Chadha Co-chairman : Shri S C Bhanot
VII Composite Cements, Special Cements and Other Binders
Chairman : Shri H Bhattacharya Co-chairman : Shri Shivakumar
Subramaniyam
STS-III Special Lecture on Ready Mix Concrete and Bulk
Transporation of Cement by Shri Sanjay Bahadur
Chairman : Dr A K Mullick Co-chairman : Dr S Hanehara
VIII Performance, Durability and Sustainability of Concrete
Systems-I
Chairman : Shri Murari Ratnam Co-chairman : Shri Satander Kumar
IX Performance, Durability and Sustainability of Concrete
Systems-II
Chairman : Shri Bageshwar Prasad Co-chairman : Shri S A Khadilkar
X Total Quality Management
Chairman : Shri V Jaganathan Co-chairman : Shri J Thirumeni
XI Advances in Pollution Control
Chairman : Shri G Jayaraman Co-chairman : Dr Y K Saxena
STS-IV Special Lecture on Cement Sustainability Initiatives by
Shri M K Singhi (presented by Shri Rakesh Bhargava)
Special Lecture on Energy Efficiency and Green House
Gases Emissions Reduction Initiatives by Major Cement
Producing Countries in Asia by Dr S P Ghosh
Chairman : Mr Henri Van Damme Co-chairman : Shri A K Dembla
XII Environmental Management and Mitigation of Global Warming
Chairman : Dr Vimal Kumar Co-chairman : Shri J S Kalra
XIII Energy Conservation and Management Systems
Chairman : Dr S P Ghosh Co-chairman : Shri K K Chakarvarti
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Feedback on the Seminar & Technical Exhibition
It was a pleasure participating again in the 10
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NCB International Seminar. Definitely we used the opportunity to open up new business possibilities and the attendance of experts in
so many different fields of the cement industry made it an interesting and fruitful event. In my opinion there were too many papers and too many papers with simular subjects. And, quite
a number of papers I listened too didnt really illustrate technical innovations, new ideas, new achievements. I would like to propose to screen papers more stringent in the future, reduce
of number of papers but only take in quality papers. Big complaint of all foreigners I spoke with : The Ashok Hotel is HORRIBLE. Its a completely run-down, poorly maintained not
with horrendous prices for the offered services and standard. 4 years ago the Taj Palace Hotel was a very nice venue, but The Ashok left a bad impression on all foreign participants and
many of the Indians who also stayed there. Every day of the conference this was frequent subject of discussions ! Aside from these issues, we were very positive with the whole event.
I still can say the NCB conference is the best of its kind in Asia and for sure one of the top events in the world in the cement industry.
Michael Suppaner, Managing Director, A TEC Asia Sdn Bhd
The Seminar undoubtedly was a well-organized event like those in the past. NCBM has been quite successful in getting representation from International as well as Indian Cement
Industry covering almost all the areas of manufacture and application of cement. The exhibition this year was also well conceived, nicely laid out and very informative on latest products
and services. Perhaps the major area that needs to improve is the time management for the sessions. This could possibly be done if only a few important papers are selected for
presentation. One of the major areas of cement manufacture which missed adequate presentation and discussions at the seminar, was the geology and mining of raw materials. Since this
subject has shown considerable development in the recent years, this should be taken care of in the forthcoming seminar.
G Jayaraman, Executive President, Birla Corporation Ltd, Kolkata
This Seminar has been playing one of the most important roles i.e. it is a meeting ground for the old friends and colleagues from the different walks of the Cement Industry. It certainly
brings synergy in the industry as a whole. A wonderful feat and event and very nicely organized. However, I have an observation may be my personal opinion, that this seminar can
certainly improve on the quality of the business being transacted during this assembly. The paper should be present a real innovation or new idea. Most of the papers cover the same
old development ideas as applied in that respective plant year after year and add no new experience. Ultimately, the audience looses the interest and diperse in the gallery for socializing
experience. NCCBM can take the leadership by aiming some short and long term goals which will be a good support for industry to become highly competitive and highly productive
with least consumption of natural resources controlling the waste and recycling of the waste. Research paper needing high academic and bookish knowledge will not attract any interest
and to my observation these papers coverage is on an increase.
A K Jain, Advisor, Andhra Cements Limited, Secunderabad
I must congratulate NCB for organising the 10
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NCB International Seminar in such a grand way which was a total SUCCESS. I wish the next seminar being held in November 2009
shall also bring higher level of success. I believe that cement fraternity has gained a lot through sharing of knowledge during above Seminar
S C Bhanot, Sr Vice President-Technical, Orient Cement, Devapur
Let me congratulate the Management of NCBM for organizing excellent seminar on Cement Technology, Process, Products. The lectures & presentation by world renowned Cement
Technologist/Scientists and eminent authorities were par excellence. The opportunity to mingle with fraternity of Engineers & Technocrats was worth enjoying. It was possible all
because of you. This has given new impetus and directions to existing efforts, research and experiments in areas of Cement manufacturing, Pollution, Equipment & Technology etc and
will prove to be a guidance arm of Indian Cement Manufacturers.
R L Deshmukh, Asstt Vice President (Engg), Technology & Research Centre, Grasim Industries Ltd (Cement Division), Mumbai
I would like to thank you very much for all your help and assistance during the NCB exhibition in New Delhi. It was a very nice and exiting time for us to participate for the first time.
We are very pleased that you had time to discuss the quality and performance of airslide fabrics.
Ilse Mayer, Muehlen-Sohn, Germany
Congratulations on a successful conference and exhibition. The exhibition space and location were good; maybe the seminar had too many presentations and thus the presentations were
too short (and some were not top quality); could be better to have fewer, with longer time of say 20 minutes each; no need for everyone to receive paper versions of proceedings (could
ask if required at time of 1
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registration); was very good to see main attendance coming from cement producers.
Mike Sumner, Grace Construction Products, UK
Heartiest Congratulations for one more successful well conducted and organized seminar. Well done. Keep up the good work. NCB has been our very strong supporter for the past 10
years. We owe major part of our success to your seminars and the exhibitions where we get maximum coverage. We also get preferntial treatment by NCB. Let me put my request on
First come first serve basis to reserve two stalls exactly at the same location where we had our stall this time, for your next seminar in 2009.
Mani Subramanian, President, Phillips Kiln Services (India) Pvt Ltd
The huge turnout of whos who of the Cement industry was a testimony to the success of the seminar. The untiring efforts of you and your team were commendable. It has always been
a pleasure to be associated with your esteemed organization and we look forward to active participation.
P J Talreja, Vice President-Mktg, Sales & Service, Mumbai
As already informed to you we have not been satisfied with the venue. We had not been given enough time to put up our Stall. There had been many Power cuts and also the facilities had
been third class. The Lunch was also of very poor Quality. We will not participate if the next Exhibition is organized in the same Hotel. Considering the amount spent by us this is very
disappointing.
K J Puetz, Managing Director, Enexco Teknologies, New Delhi
Overall it was a very good platform for us to exhibit our products and enhance our network. We look forward to participating in the next exhibition as well. Please keep us updated.
Anant Pokharna, Starex
I would like to take this opportunity to thank NCB on behalf of Thermax Ltd. for providing us a forum through the exhibition to have a dialogue with all our major clients, consultants
and OEMs at same place. After looking at the fast growing and dynamic cement market, we feel that such events shall be organized more frequently to keep everyone abreast with the
developments and would suggest to organize it yearly.
Ashwin Gangan, Senior Executive-Marketing, Thermax Ltd, Pune
Wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year, 2008. I have come to know through our colleague Shri Amar Nath about the grand success of seminar and decent arrangement made
by you as an Organizing Secretary of the seminar. Please accept my heartiest congratulation for the same.
G N Agrawal, Professor of Ceramic Engineering, Banaras Hindu University
It was indeed a great pleasure to attend at the 10
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NCBM in New Delhi. The effervescent and vivacious atmosphere at the Ashoka was most certainly possible due to stalwarts like your
goodself and many others starts of the Industry. The interaction was rewarding and your subtle guidance valuable.
Trupti Nayak, Manager Projects, Baltec Systems Systems Private Limited, Pune
It was indeed an honour for AIMIlL to participate & exhibit our products in this international event. The seminar was well organized & was found highly informative, up-to-date &
useful. We would like to congratulate your entire team for their excellent effort.
Aarti Bhargava, Business Development Manager, AIMIL Ltd, New Delhi
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