A North American mine site operated a sand dump bin that was fed with dry sand. Seasonal moisture and extreme temperatures as low as -20° C in the winter contributed to sticky material buildup.
Inflatable Liner System
Valley Rubber provided a 2” thick anti-stick Inflatable Rubber Liner System with a MDX-3 Control Box. This solution consisted of custom-fit rubber liners that inflate and deflate with low-pressure air supplied. The timed action keeps the liners clean and the chute free from buildup. Inflatable Liners provide extensive periods of maintenance-free service in areas which were previously high maintenance, enhancing equipment availability in the operation.
The original bin contained UHMW liners, air cannons, and vibrators.
The site’s temporary solution.
Plugging was so frequent the site added a stockpile pad, small loader, and a portable feed conveyor to dribble-feed the conveyor. The contractor costs associated with managing this temporary solution were excessive due to the 24/7 operation.
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