Superior Industries has added another solution for sand production and fines recovery to its growing product portfolio, the Spirit™ sand plant. The unit’s configuration includes a cyclone, dewatering screen, sump tank, and slurry pump to classify and produce saleable manufactured sand.
According to Superior engineers, the incorporated hydrocyclone is designed with longer-lasting materials. For example, 12-in and 16-in models are manufactured with 100% cast urethane of 3/8-in to 1-in thickness. The material is lighter and easier to handle than steel in addition to having better wear properties. The 24-in and 36-in models are built with structural steel, but incorporate a poured urethane liner.
Each cyclone is designed with a unique geometrically efficient offset feed. This design eliminate inefficient turbulence, boosts the preciseness of classification and reduces wear to components. Additionally, HDPE piping throughout the system is said to be lighter and easier to handle than steel while providing longer wear life.
The dewatering screen on the Spirit sand plant helps producers achieve moisture content in their product as low as 8%. The dewatering 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 t/h. For ultra fines recovery (UFR), Superior designs three models with water outputs of 1,500-3,500 gallons/min. The Spirit sand plant is designed to be containerized for international shipping.