Kemira Chemicals, a producer of advanced chemicals for industrial applications, recently installed a Russell Compact Sieve vibro sifter in the incoming materials facility at its production site in Ellesmere Port, England.
The Compact Sieve from Russell Finex, a manufacturer or chemical sieving and filtration equipment, removes all oversize and foreign contamination in incoming bulk powders to protect downstream equipment, as well as the quality of chemicals produced.
Kemira produces a variety of coagulants for the treatment of waste water in Ellesmore Port.
The company previously experienced difficulties with foreign contamination entering its chemical production process. Bulk loads of chemical raw materials would often contain contamination, the company said, which can damage downstream equipment such as reactors, pumps and valves. Raw materials such as aluminum hydrate powder would be loaded into the production line via belt conveyors—a common solution for loading and transferring bulk materials and powders through various stages of manufacturing.
Whether loading incoming raw materials, transferring product from one line to the next or moving final packaged goods, conveyor systems are used across a variety of industries and applications and, while these systems allow high volumes of product to be transported quickly, the materials they carry must be screened before use in manufacture.
The solution for Kemira was Russell’s vibrating screener, which boasts a compact design that is easily integrated into existing conveying lines. The material is loaded from a delivery tanker onto the conveyor, where it’s transported into the plant for use in the manufacture of advanced chemicals.