Haver & Boecker offers a fast, risk-free option for testing challenging materials using their Hydro-Clean wash plant. The Hydro-Clean uses high-pressure jets to effectively clean deleterious material from aggregate, mining and other minerals. The results display cleaner products, higher selling values and profits from material that was previously considered waste.
Customers begin the testing process by sending a sample of material to be tested on a laboratory Hydro-Clean unit. The test determines the percentage of particles minus 200 mesh, which allows Haver & Boecker to identify the amount of clay in the material to conclude whether the material can be successfully cleaned in the Hydro-Clean. After confirmation, Haver & Boecker sends a Hydro-Clean test kit for the customer to fill with about 1.5 tons of material to be tested at the Hydro-Clean Test Plant.
From there, customers choose to have a mobile wash plant visit their operation or to send their material in to the testing facility. The mobile unit is mounted on a chassis for easy transportation to operations.
“The Hydro-Clean mobile test facility provides ultimate convenience by allowing us to go directly to the customer’s operation and give them a visual of how it will fit in,” said Markus Kopper, general manager at Haver & Boecker Rocky Mountains. “Beyond the convenience of mobility, the testing allows us to show customers the amount of sellable material they’ll achieve by using the Hydro-Clean, all while reducing water and energy expenses.”
A public Hydro-Clean testing and demonstration took place before BCSSGA’s meeting in Kelowna in September. Kopper invited members to the BURNCO Bear Creek Gravel Pit to witness the washer’s operation and results.
Customers also may travel to the testing facility in Conyers, Georgia, to see their materials before and after the Hydro-Clean test and talk through the results with Haver & Boecker’s team of washing equipment experts.
Following the test, the customer receives the washed product along with a feasibility report outlining the test results. It includes Haver & Boecker’s recommendations on what size Hydro-Clean would fit the customer’s operation. It also breaks down the tons per hour at which the customer can wash their contaminated material.
Those interested in testing materials should call 1-800-325-5993 or visit www.havercanada.com/test-materials.