CDE Global shows off new plant

By |  October 30, 2015

CDE Global held a three-day demonstration of a new sand-and-gravel washing plant recently installed at Metroplex Sand & Gravel in Fort Worth, Texas. Customers attended the event Oct. 27-29, where they watched the new equipment in action, including the M4500 modular wash plant, AggMax portable log washer and AquaCycle thickener.

Metroplex owner/operator Keith Newell says, “We were introduced to CDE at the 2014 ConExpo-Con/Agg. Shortly thereafter, a member of our team visited the G.S. Materials operation in North Carolina [which uses a CDE plant]. We were immediately impressed by the plant’s ability to manage gradation and silt cuts, producing a golf-course spec sand the first pass.”

Newell adds, “The modularity and relatively small foot print of the M4500 is an obvious plus and the time it has all taken to come together has been shorter than we would have thought possible. Perhaps most important, the AquaCycle thickener greatly diminishes our freshwater requirements.”

The M4500, although it uses approximately 2,600 GPM, requires only 300 GPM of new water. Attendees watched as material with heavy clay content entering the plant, came out as clean aggregate.

Equipment details:
M4500 modular wash plant: Integrating feeding, screening, sand washing and stockpiling on a compact chassis, the M4500 installed for Metroplex Sand & Gravel also includes a CFCU (Counter Flow Classification Unit), which ensures production of sand to the specification required by the customer.

AggMax portable logwasher: This modular unit integrates scrubbing, sizing and sand recovery to ensure the production of clean, washed aggregates with a wide range of construction applications.

AquaCycle thickener: The AquaCycle thickener accepts wastewater from the wash plant and achieves 90 percent water recycling, greatly reducing the volumes of fresh water required to feed the wash plant.

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