- Published: Wednesday, 09 March 2016 18:27
- Written by Cement Americas News
Martin Engineering used high-performance air cannons to help the Hunter Cement Plant in New Braunfels, Texas, prevent material backup due to a clogging transfer chute. The 2.3 million-tpy plant — owned and operated by Martin Marietta — experiences heavy rains, which dose raw material on its partially covered, tower-mounted D-07 conveyor system. Wet dust and aggregate clog the chute and cause backups on the belt, leading to spillage issues that halt production and take 6-8 hours to clear. The solution employed a series of Martin Hurricane Air Cannons strategically placed along the chute to improve material flow, minimize unscheduled downtime and reduce clean-up.