Cement Silo Aeration Solution:
Moving Cement Powder In Concrete Batch Plants
“I can’t get cement powder to flow freely from my cement
Ready mixed concrete batch plants take the basic components needed
to form concrete, i.e. sand, rock and cement powder, and batch
them together for loadout into concrete trucks. Concrete is used
as a versatile construction material and there are literally tens
of thousands of batch plants around North America.
the nature of cement powder is that it packs when in a storage
condition, making it very difficult if not impossible to
flow freely when needed. In consistent flow of cement powder threatened
the quality of the concrete mix and the efficiency of the batch
plant. Off spec concrete results in considerable waste and quite
Bin vibrators were considered but the fugitive vibration caused damage
to peripheral equipment such as piping joints and process instrumentation.
The installation of the Evasser from Monitor Technologies LLC proved
to be the solution.
Clever placement of several Evasser aeration
devices, recommended by Monitor Technologies application specialist
and technical support
personnel, kept the cement powder fluidized and flowing when required.
This prevented the cement from packing, eliminating the root cause
of the problem. The Evasser bin aerator operates silently from
air supplied by the process plant air source so wear on the structure
was not a factor.
Give Monitor Technologies a call and let us put
our creative solutions to work for you!