Modular Makes Sense
When does a modular plant make sense? While the modular plant is not a new concept, some may not entirely understand its basic advantages, particularly its flexibility and ease-of-maintenance features which were recently addressed by Telsmith Product Lifecycle Manager Brian Taylor at a recent AGG1 seminar. Taylor outlined a total modular plant walk-through – the content of which will also be featured in the press and in future editions of Process.
For more than a decade, Telsmith has partnered with customers to provide modular plant solutions. With modular construction, the plant’s various components are preassembled into modules and then shipped to the jobsite. Upon arrival, each module fits to the next quickly and easily, significantly shortening the timeline for crushing plant development, while lowering installation costs and achieving startup months ahead of a conventional plant approach (which obviously is erected one piece of structural steel at a time, with modifications continually being made onsite).
Modular plants can work as stand-alone crushing or screening circuits or can be packaged into single-source processing plant solutions that may include the hopper, feeder, jaw crusher, cone crushers, horizontal and vertical shaft impactors, as well as washers and transfer and discharge conveyors. Motors, handrails, walkways, and drives are pre-installed when possible. The number of bolts required for assembly is reduced from thousands to hundreds; and modules are tested in the factory and in the field. All components are designed for ease of installation and maintenance access.
Importantly, the flexibility and versatility of the modular plant allows the spread to be disassembled in part or as a whole and relocated to another site in the future, whether that be in-pit or to another quarry location. The modular plant can also be easily reconfigured to fit changing product requirements, with components being added or removed as needed. Production outputs match that of the stationary plant with capacity ranges of between 500- to 1500-TPH.
For more information on modular plant solutions, contact the Telsmith applications group at 262-242-6600 or visit www.telsmith.com