Superior introduce the Spirit sand plant
Company expands washing equipment offering for sand production and fines recovery
SUPERIOR Industries Inc., US-based manufacturers and global suppliers of bulk material processing and handling systems, have added another solution for sand production and fines recovery to their growing product portfolio – the Spirit sand plant.
The Spirit unit’s configuration includes a cyclone, dewatering screen, sump tank and slurry pump to classify and produce saleable manufactured sand.
According to Superior’s engineers, the incorporated hydrocyclone has been designed with longer-lasting materials. For example, 12in and 16in models are manufactured with 100% cast urethane of 3/8in to 1in thickness. This material is lighter and easier to handle than steel in addition to having better wear properties. The 24in and 36in models are built with structural steel, but incorporate a poured urethane liner.
Each cyclone is designed with a geometrically efficient offset feed. This design is said to eliminate inefficient turbulence, boost the preciseness of classification and reduce wear to components.
Additionally, the HDPE piping used throughout the system is lighter and easier to handle than steel while providing longer wear life.
Superior say the dewatering screen on the Spirit sand plant helps achieve product moisture content as low as 8%, while the screen’s deep, sloped bed design encourages material flow and reduces corrosion.
For sand production, Spirit sand plants are manufactured in four models with outputs ranging from 60–200 tons/h. For ultra-fines recovery (UFR), Superior offer three models with water outputs from 1,500 to 3,500 gal/min.
The Spirit sand plant can be containerized for international shipping.