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Geo Robson Gained a £650,000 Contract to Supply Equipment to Recycle Kiln Dust in WAPCO Industries
:: 12 March, 2008
Bulk handling specialist Geo Robson has recently won a £650,000 contract to supply equipment to recycle kiln dust in WAPCO Industriesí plant near Lagos, Nigeria. The award closely follows a project for Lafarge in Egypt and a sugar handling installation in Saudi Arabia, together worth around £3.3m. Robson has supplied a number of Lafarge Plants in the UK with bulk handling equipment for tasks as varied as feeding used tyres to cement kilns and raw meal handling.
The equipment intended for the Nigerian plant will take back end kiln dust formerly treated as waste and feed it back into the plant for cement production, increasing the facilityís efficiency and output. The kiln dust will be used to make clinker, then ground down to make cement.
The initial process will comprise a reception hopper drag scraper, infeed drag scraper and stockpile drag scrapers to transport kiln dust to a stock pile storing up to 350 tonne. A scalping screen will be used to filter out material larger than 50mm for additional processing.
A twin system using two stock pile extraction drag scrapers and two further drag scrapers will extract material from the stock pile for processing. Twin weigh feeders supplied by surge hoppers will supply the manufacturing process with kiln dust at a pre-set, variable rate, in conjunction with twin outfeed drag scrapers.
Robsonís on-site team will install and commission the equipment, and provide full on-site training for WAPCO staff.
Note for Bulk Material Handling
Bulk Material Handling is an engineering field that is centred around the design of equipment used for the transportation of materials such as ores and cereals in loose bulk form. It can also relate to the handling of mixed wastes.
Bulk material handling systems are typically comprised of moveable items of machinery such as conveyor belts, stackers, reclaimers, bucket elevators, shiploaders, unloaders and various shuttles, hoppers and diverters combined with storage facilities such as stockyards, storage silos or stockpiles.
The purpose of a bulk material handling facility is generally to transport material from one of several locations (i.e. a source) to an ultimate destination. Providing storage and inventory control and possibly material blending is usually part of a bulk material handling system.
Bulk material handling systems can be found on mine sites, ports (for loading or unloading of cereals, ores and minerals) and processing facilities (such as iron and steel, coal fired power stations refineries).
In ports handling large quantities of bulk materials continuous ship unloaders are replacing gantry cranes.
About Geo Robson
Robson have one hundred years of experience in the materials handling industry.
From the heart of Sheffield serving the world with handling solutions. Supplying many industries, where movement of bulk product is required.
From the largest mass handling systems for Quarrying and Mining to Sugar and Grain, Baggage and Package handling. Robson have a solution to meet your needs, designed to meet all regulatory and safety standards.
Robson Airport Baggage systems are installed in many major and independent airports around the world, giving flexibility for the transportation, weighing, X-ray scanning and Sortation of passenger baggage and freight. From Check in to Aircraft and Aircraft to Passenger. Robson have the solution
Robson has the equipment & expertise to:
Install & Commission.
Service & Maintenance.
Geo. Robson & Co. (Conveyors) Ltd
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Tel: +44 (0)114 2444221
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