Conveyor Skirting & Sealing
North-West, Western Australia
Our customer is a market leader in the supply of bulk solar salt, based in the north west region of Western Australia. The salt is a wet material when
harvested, with relatively small particles of less than 4mm. When conveyed, the salt has a tendency to hang up in the chutes, skirts and screens. As the
salt is highly corrosive, it causes problems for regular mild steel materials handling components.
Our customer was experiencing a significant spillage problem around the transfer point area. Here the challenge was to contain the low
mass salt particles effectively and stop them from bouncing off the belt. Due to salt causing hang up, fitting any type of skirting around the chute had
not been successful previously.
Not only was there wasted product, but the steel structure of the transfer point was quickly being effected by an increasing amount of corrosion caused by
the salt. To maintain this area, it needed to be washed down frequently, creating additional labour costs.
After consultation with Kinder & Co, the K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal was selected by our customer as a better dust suppression solution.
K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal is made from high quality engineered polyurethane making it very lightweight and easy to install, requiring minimal labour. Also, because it is highly durable and resistant to corrosion it will last longer once in place, requiring less
replacement skirting in the future. This will achieve significant cost savings and reduce scheduled maintenance shutdowns.
Our customer has confirmed that the K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System was very easy to install “only required measuring, and some welding of the stainless
unistrut and did not require knocking down of skirts and adjustment. Kinder & Co provided lots of assistance in getting quotes, drawings, supplying
offcuts of material from the warehouse and working with us to get our requirements right (stainless steel unistrut instead of the standard mild steel in
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