The Australian quarry industry is being encouraged to visit the
silica sand washing plant open days at Tooperang Quarry, in Victor Harbour, South Australia from
Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 November.
The site is operated by Tooperang Quarry Pty Ltd, which has recently
installed a new turnkey CDE silica sand washing plant. This system
includes an M2500 with an integrated Counter Flow Classification
Unit (CFCU), an EvoWash fines recovery system, an AquaCycle thickener,
fine sand screens, attrition cells and spirals.
Peter Craven, the head of global marketing for CDE, said the
open days would provide quarry industry members with the opportunity to see the
latest and newest technology available on the market for the wet
processing of silica sands.
Craven told Quarry that the company has been running these
events since 2010 with the most recent in September 2013 at SRC Aggregates near
?Our open days started in Ireland and the UK and have taken
in Germany, Russia and Brazil,? Craven said. ?We hosted one event in Australia
last year near Brisbane for wood mulching industries where we installed our
M2500 mobile washing plant on a sand and gravel washing application.
?The open days work very well for us because they give
people the opportunity to come along and see the equipment in action.? Craven added.
?They supplement our attendance at some of the major international trade shows
such as Bauma in Munich and ConExpo USA and provide an opportunity for visitors
to see for themselves how the equipment performs.”
?The events so far have included projects dealing with a
wide range of materials including silica sands, sand and gravel, various
crushed rock types as well as construction and demolition waste.?
Ultra-fine wet screening
This plant features specialist ultra-fine wet screening at
600?m and produces dewatered sand products with a moisture content between
10 and 15 per cent.
Glass sands and construction sands are effectively
produced from one single unit, which features a closed circuit water treatment
process, allowing for 90 per cent of the water to be recovered and
recycled. Attrition cells and spiral separators are used to remove plastic
clays in the process and reduce iron and heavy metal content.
This complete turnkey plant, designed, delivered and
installed by CDE, offers the lowest power requirement per tonne processed,
resulting in a low carbon footprint and high productivity.
The new plant has been running for three months and is a
modular design enabling the addition and removal of components such as
screens, dual sand options and other machinery at a later date.
?The feedback from visitors is always very positive. It lets
them explore our equipment more closely and talk to the people who own the
plant as well as those responsible for the day to day running of the plant,?
Craven said of the company?s open days.
?This allows us to prove our claims about the equipment in a
real working environment. Additional feedback we have received is that visitors
like the opportunity to come along and meet other people from the industry.?
In the coming six to eight months, CDE will be hosting further
events in the USA, Brazil, Poland, Russia, Germany and the Middle East.