Transfer Point Solutions Solve Fugitive Cargo Issues
Products Used ApronSeal™ Single Skirting , Slider Cradle
Product Types Used Transfer Point Solutions , Belt Alignment , Belt Support
Solutions Installation
Industry Cement
Customer Holcim Cement, Orizaba, Mexico

Problem

The upgrades have resulted in lower maintenance costs, better safety conditions and increased production.

The Holcim cement plant in Orizaba, Mexico was experiencing increased costs due to fugitive cargo and dust piling around the plant’s petroleum coke conveyor transfer point. Material blocked access, degraded conveyor components and required expensive maintenance. Outsourced labor using rented equipment needed weekly downtime to clean the area, further raising the cost of operation and lowering production.

Solution

Orizaba was experiencing increased costs due to fugitive cargo and dust piling around the plant’s petroleum coke conveyor transfer point.

After performing a thorough assessment, the Martin team presented a detailed proposal. Technicians installed a Martin® MD Impact Cradle to quickly settle material. Martin® Slider Cradles were fitted along the chute box to center the load and Martin® ApronSeal Skirting was added to contain fugitive material and dust.

Results

Martin installed Martin® MD Impact Cradle, Martin® Slider Cradles and Martin® ApronSeal Skirting

Since installation, the operator reports an 80% reduction in spillage and only a single occurrence of downtime for cleanup in a two-month period. The result is lower maintenance costs, better safety conditions and increased production, causing management to review similar solutions for other transfer points throughout the plant.

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