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In today’s aggressive cement market, cement companies compete for customer satisfaction, retention and expansion of sales markets. Quality control becomes key for sustainable financial health. This quality and chemistry seminar focuses on the analysis of clinker and cement quality through microscopy.
What Do Participants Learn?
Develop methodologies for correlations between microscopically and mineralogically analyzed clinker properties
Optimize the burning conditions in the kiln
Optimize clinker quality
Who Should Attend?
Cement plant workers
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
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Section 1. Introduction
History of Clinker Microscopy
Photomicrographs of Aspdin Paste
Section 2. Sampling and Sample Storage
Storage of Prepared Specimens
Section 3. Stains and Etches
Aluminates and Free Lime
Examination of Stained Cement
Photomicrographs of Effects of Stains and Etches
Section 4. Preparation of Polished Sections,Thin Sections, and Particle Mounts
Basic Steps for Rapid Polished Section Preparation
Encapsulation, Impregnation, and Particle Mounting
Encapsulation and Impregnation
Sawing, Grinding, and Polishing
Isomet and Minimet Method
Use of Horizontal Rotary Grinder/Polisher
Thin SectionsTechniques with Hyrax and Meltmount
Particle Mounts on Thin Epoxy Film
Section 5. Microscopic Characteristics of Clinker Phases
Comments on Belite Classification and Polymorphic Varieties