Darmstadt, January 29, 2013

    Schenck Process’ Dust Filters are ideal for FoundOcean grout mixing product range

    Schenck Process, based in Doncaster, have worked closely with specialist offshore grout mixing company FoundOcean to provide the most efficient dust filter units to compliment their range of high performance products. The Schenck Process filters are used as the dust suppression and extraction unit which forms part of the Dust Free Pan Mixer system.

    FoundOcean’s Pan Mixer mixes high strength grout which is typically used during the installation phase of offshore wind farm foundations, and to repair and strengthen ageing structures. The mixer is loaded with bags of cement which can potentially give off dust when they are split. Finding a solution to suppress and extract the dust was critical to the company’s service offering to renewables clients. The selection of the most appropriate size and configuration of air filter is important to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of the mixer in the harsh offshore environment.

    The use of Schenck Process products in the off-shore industry demonstrates the varied industry and installation applications made possible by their extensive range of industrial air filtration products.

    Included within that range of products are dust filters that are suitable for low, medium and high air flow volumes, available in four formats and offered with a choice of bag or cartridge filter media. The dust filters can be installed as stand-alone units or in combination with other components as part of an installation system.

    Unique to the range is the MCF Powersaver Dust Filter that can save up to 50% of operational costs by using medium pressure air at 0.5 bar for the cleaning cycle. This allows the filter to operate using less than half the energy of a traditional reverse jet filter, plus there is the added benefit that no plant compressed air is used, potentially freeing up the valuable air for other applications.

    The range of Schenck Process Air Filtration products enhance the comprehensive package of weighing, conveying and measuring technologies and solutions that the Company can offer for bulk materials handling systems.