Hydro-Clean demonstration

By |  May 21, 2014

hydro2W.S. Tyler and Kemper Equipment held a joint demonstration of the Hydro-Clean material washing system at Mason-Dixon Sand & Gravel’s Cecil Plant in Port Deposit, Md. The W.S. Tyler Hydro-Clean uses high-pressure jets in a drum to liberate silt and clay particles from the material being processed. The material then travels through a wash screen for final cleaning.

In addition to representatives from W.S. Tyler, Kemper Equipment and Ironclad Marketing, about a dozen aggregate producers attended the event. Pit & Quarry was there, too. The site host was Mason-Dixon Sand & Gravel and parent company York Building Products. Michael Honea, process engineer with W.S. Tyler, and Larry Zamkus, division manager, conducted the demonstrations.

Zamkus noted that this demonstration model (smaller than production-size models) is a traveling unit that has made its way to six sites since ConExpo-ConAgg in March. Another demonstration of the unit will be held tomorrow, May 22, at R.E. Pierson in Bridgeport, N.J.

hydro3The Hydro-Clean proved effective at the Maryland demonstration. The unit cannot wash fine material alone. At least 30 percent of material must be larger than 1/4 in. for the Hydro-Clean to be fully effective.

Four models of the Hydro-Clean are available, with the largest two being the HC 1000 and HC 2000. The HC 1000 (with 6 x 16-ft. screens) produces 200 tph, and uses 110 gal./min. of water in the unit’s wash drum. The HC 2000 (with 6 x 20-ft. screens) produces 400 tph, and uses 220 gal./min. of water. The company says this is about a 75 percent reduction in water use compared with log washers.

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Darren Constantino is an editor of Pit & Quarry magazine. He can be reached at dconstantino@northcoastmedia.net.

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