CASE STUDY: K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System - North-West, Western Australia

CASE STUDY: K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System - North-West, Western Australia from Kinder Australia Pty Ltd

By: Kinder Australia Pty Ltd  22-Jul-2014
Keywords: Material Handling Equipment, Conveyors, Conveyor

Product category: Conveyor Skirting & Sealing

Location: North-West, Western Australia

Conveyed material: Salt

Installation date: March 2014

Previous problem:

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.

Resolution:

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 stock).”

If you have a specific product enquiry, please contact one of our sales engineers on 03 9587 9244 or visit www.kinder.com.au for more details.

Keywords: Belt Conveyor Systems, Bulk Handling, Bulk Materials Handling, Conveyor, Conveyor Accessories, Conveyor Belt Supplies, Conveyor Components, Conveyor Hardware, Conveyor Suppliers, Conveyors, Material Handling Equipment,

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