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Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 6 No 1

44

Breedon

Aggregates

Come Cleanwith

NewWash Plant

Following the Breedon Aggregates recent success in

winning concrete sand supplies to the AWPR contract

in the region, the company need to increase production

and overall operating efficiency.

An approach to The Blue Machinery led to Terex

Aggresand 165 Wash Plant being installed at their Capo

Quarry, Edzell, by Laurencekirk, Angus.

The new wash plant supplied and installed by au-

thorised distributor Blue Machinery Scotland , is a fully

modular system capable of processing in excess of 200

tonnes per hour of quarried sand and gravel feed

material.

The new installation is producing a range of aggre-

gates and concrete sand for Breedon at their multi-dis-

ciplined operations at Capo Quarry.

The modular design and construction of the wash

plant means that installation is simplistic enough to

ensure that the plant can be readily set up for material

production.

An additional benefit is that it can be containerised

for ease of transport and comes fully pre-wired and pre-

plumbed, making the installation process as straightfor-

ward as possible for operators.

The washing process at Breedon’s Capo Quarry sees

the quarried aggregates fed into the plant’s 9 m³ feed

hopper, which features a remote control tipping grid.

The material is then fed onto an inclined conveyor

which delivers it to the first processing stage of the wash

plant – a 4.8 m x 1.5 m triple deck rinsing screen box.

Equipped with individually controlled spray bars on

each deck, the two-bearing screens are fitted with pol-

yurethane modular screen media on all three decks

which wash and separate the material, leaving three

sizes of high quality aggregates – 100-24 mm, 24-12 mm

and 12-6 mm. The remaining 6 mm-0 is pumped to a

cyclone system which retains all material above 75 mi-

crons and produces two grades of sand.

Residual material moves on to a lagoon to be filtered,

with the resulting clean water recirculated into the sys-

tem, improving water recycling and reducing waste in

the process.

When asked about the best features of the Aggresand

165 for them, Bob Hare, Company Production Manager

for Breedon Aggregates commented:

“We are very pleased with the large tonnage

produced by this versatile wash plant and the

modular nature of the Aggresand is a real

benefit, giving us the capability of relocating the

plant throughout our various sites to

accommodate the production demands of

current contracts.

“Another excellent feature is the accessi-

bility to all parts of the plant, meaning that

maintenance is straightforward. This plant’s ex-

cellent performance is proving to be a major

contribution to our requirement for increased

volumes of high-quality end-products”.

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Contractors World UK & Ireland