Crushed stone, sand and gravel products make up the construction aggregates industry and lay the groundwork for many infrastructure projects that are essential to our way of life. Aggregates are used in everything from cement concrete and asphalt to road base material and steel mill slag.
Complete System & Process Design
From quarry face all the way to waste water management, McLanahan provides solutions for everything from complete process design to field service and support for the life of your equipment. Our team of engineers can help you make the best possible equipment selections to ensure your site becomes more efficient, more productive and more profitable. With equipment and parts for crushing, sizing, screening, washing, classifying, fines recovery and more, we can create an entire processing plant for your site.
A few of the processes McLanahan can help you with for your application include:
Improved Fines Recovery Increases Profit, Decreases Pond Maintenance
At their site in Bluffdale, Utah, Kilgore Companies processes two different types of concrete sand, as well as stone and gravel. They produce 750,000 tons of sand and gravel yearly, and sell their materials to users throughout the Salt Lake Valley.
Like many sand and gravel operations, Kilgore Companies uses a wash plant to process the raw feed material and make a concrete sand product. However, they found that they were losing a lot of potential product, including product sized sand through the overflow of the existing screw washer. The loss of this valuable sand product meant that they were also losing out on potential profits. To combat this issue, they reached out to McLanahan for a solution that would allow them to do more with their material.
“We were losing a lot of our fines into our pond instead of being able to capture that and make it a sellable product,” said Mike Sosa, Foreman at Kilgore.
Equipment Spotlight – Filter Presses
Permitting issues, space restrictions and various other sustainability factors require many producers to look for ways to reduce or eliminate their settling ponds. Unlike traditional plate and frame presses, belt presses, and other types of water management equipment, McLanahan Filter Presses produce a drier product and their design allows dewatered material to discharge more easily than other equipment. Producers looking for help with reclamation, reducing transportation and disposal costs, and meeting tough regulations should contact McLanahan about how a Filter Press can meet your application’s needs.