Claustrophobic construction sites: where and when to use a modular wash plant

Claustrophobic construction sites: where and when to use a modular wash plant

The UK has some of the toughest planning regulations in the world, including with the green belt being near sacrosanct. Naturally, this results in a significant emphasis on urban and brownfield development. In addition, social changes including a return to city living have tightened-up sites.

Materials producers can face similar problems, too. Short-term sites may not be able to justify the extensive infrastructure required for a full-scale plant, while sites with smaller land areas or tight access present obvious problems.

Modular wash plant fits your needs

All of this adds up to a question for anyone with a need for a wash plant. The answer is to go modular. The aggregates washing industry has gone through many changes in the last 40 years, from large complete installations to modular solutions allowing businesses to scale and grow.

The right tool for the job

All construction work requires clean and high-quality aggregates, along with demands for the use of effective water recycling processes, but a modular wash plant brings a further advantage: cost-efficiency.

The flexible infrastructure helps ensure that agility is put at the centre of any site without compromising on quality or standards. By rewriting the rules for aggregates, washing and water treatment plants, everyone in the construction process, from the client to the contractor, can enjoy unheard of efficiencies.

Having appropriate plant vastly reduces downtime, and therefore total cost of ownership, by keeping it in regular use, while using a modular plant means that the right tool can be brought to the right job, allowing wet classification, water and sludge treatment, screening and scrubbing and attrition, regardless of site size, topography or other characteristics. 

Designed for duty: durable Screens Engineered by Tyrone International

Designed for duty: durable Screens Engineered by Tyrone International

Precision-engineered components designed to withstand the realities of work on site are the hallmark of Tyrone International’s wash plant. Designing and manufacturing in response to clients’ needs and based on their real life experience, Tyrone International has continually innovated and iterated its wash plant for durability.

Durable screens

Part of this is because of Tyrone International’s choice of materials when designing components. Recognising that any wash plant has a hard life, Tyrone International chose durable and flexible materials for key plant components, ensuring maximum up-time and, therefore, a major reduction in costly stoppages and maintenance.

Ian Pickavance, director and co-founder of Kealshore Ltd., a leading recycler in the Northwest, singled out a particular component for praise, saying the focus on durability was a real leap forward on the plant previously used by the company: the screens on the wash plant the company recently purchased from Tyrone International were proving a real asset, said Pickavance.

“The decks are all plastic [whereas] the old ones were steel. We were spending a lot of money on steel screens; this is one of the reasons why we looked at a new plant when we did the costings on the old plant. The new plant is now so much more efficient,”

said Pickavance.

Engineered for success

Design and competent-level decisions such as manufacturing screen decks from polymer make real and noticeable improvements in the expected lifetime of machinery.

Matthew Johnson, Kealshore’s recycling yard manager explained that the new wash plant is both more reliable and easier to maintain.

“Maintenance-wise, it’s so much easier on this plant,”

said Johnson.

This kind of focus on the reality of the job is deep in Tyrone International’s DNA because its engineering drives success for everyone: Tyrone International has intimate knowledge of not only its own plant, but also the needs of customers and the demands made of heavy duty equipment.

“They’ve always been really good with us. Even though we didn’t have a wash plant with them [before] they’ve always helped us,”

said Pickavance.

With wash plant designed from the ground up for reliability, you can keep running and running.