Superior Industries’ new Spirit Sand Plant for sand production and fines recovery includes a cyclone, dewatering screen, sump tank, and slurry pump to classify and produce salable manufactured sand.
The hydrocyclone is designed with longer lasting materials, the company says. The 12-inch and 16-inch models are manufactured with 100 percent cast urethane that is 3/8-inch to 1-inch thick. The material is said to be lighter and easier to handle than steel and has better wear properties.
The 24-inch and 36-inch models are built from structural steel with a poured urethane liner. Each cyclone is designed with a geometrically efficient offset feed that is said to eliminate inefficient turbulence, boost the preciseness of classification, and reduce wear to components.
The company says the HDPE piping throughout the system is lighter and easier to handle than steel, yet has a longer wear life. The dewatering screen on the Spirit Sand Plant is said to help producers reduce moisture content to as low as 8 percent. It’s deep sloped bed design encourages material flow and reduces corrosion.
Spirit Sand Plants are manufactured in four models for sand production with outputs ranging from 60-200 tons per hour. Three models are available for ultra-fines recovery with water outputs of 1500-3500 gallons per minute.