This Iron Ore plant was having pluggage issues in one of their main chutes. The chute handles 400 TPH of 400 mesh
particle size refined iron at 9% moisture. To help keep the material moving, the plant had installed 3 pneumatic
impacting vibrators. Unfortunately, the vibrators were not handling the problem as the chute was continually plugged.
In addition, the strong vibration of the vibrators was wreaking havoc on the chute, causing cracks and other damage
to the chute walls.
Benetech installed four Clean Sweep nozzles directly in the area where the buildup was occurring and causing pluggage issues.
The positive results were immediate. The plant has seen a 98% reduction in the build-up and plugging issues with no
negative side effects in terms of damage to the chute.