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This is an indispensable reference source and training tool not only for kiln operators, but for supervisors and management staff as well. Extensive discussions on pre-heater and pre-calciner operations are included. The appendix includes a section with conversion tables, definitions of common terms relating to rotary kilns, and a suggested outline for a training program for new operators. CONTENTS: History; Types of Rotary Kilns; Refractories; Fuels; Combustion; The Flame; Heat Transfer; Heat Balances; The Chemistry of Kiln Feed and Clinker, Reaction Zones in the Rotary Kiln; Coating and Ring Formation in a Rotary Kiln; The Air Circuit in a Rotary Kiln: Movement of the Material Through The Kiln; Kiln Operating and Control Methods; Instrumentation; Burning Zone Control; Fuel Systems; Clinker cooler Control; Kiln Exit-Gas Temperature Control; Feed-Rate Control; Kiln Starts and Shutdowns; The 27 Basic Kiln Conditions; Kiln Emergency Conditions; Safety and Accident Prevention; Appendix: A KILN OPERATOR'S QUIZ; Glossary; Conversion Tables; Index. See also: F.M. LEA's, THE CHEMISTRY OF CEMENT AND CONCRETE, Third Edition: ISBN 978-0-8206-0212-7; Kurt Peray, The Cement Manufacturer's Handbook: ISBN 0820603686. Visit us at www.chemical-publishing.com.