Dry Ingredients Handling
HPS are able to offer a unique service to integrate dry ingredient handling systems into “turnkey” solutions. Understanding the interfaces between equipment is key to a successful plant design and the ability to purchase a total plant installation from one supplier ensures that the user can place one order and rely on all equipment to be designed in accordance with best practice using reliable equipment from our established reputable supply partners. Combining Dry and Liquid processing systems not only ensures that the correct interface design between them is employed but also that the control of the plant can be incorporated into one system.
Installation and commissioning would be undertaken by the same team.
Equipment and Systems
Many processes are used for dry ingredient handling including mixing, size reduction, milling, drying, sieving, bulk storage, mechanical conveying and pneumatic conveying systems.
Providing the correct solution for the material characteristics is crucial to the success of any system and our specialist partners are able to offer many years of experience and test facilities to cater for the specific handling requirements of each product type.
Batch and Continuous mixing processes are common in process industry and there are many options to choose from depending on the nature of the process and materials to be blended.
Raw Materials Intake
Ingredients are delivered to site in many transport and packaging types and HPS are able to offer solutions from Bulk Storage silo installations to FIBC “Big Bag” and 25kg Sack Handling. Operator safety is very important and any raw materials handling system must include practical assistance for handling the various packaging types. Electric hoists for FIBC handling are frequently used and current guidelines recommend that safety cages have interlocked door switches. COSHH and dust control measures are important and sack tip enclosures can be supplied with integral reverse jet filters and extract fans or remote dust collectors. Maintaining a dust free environment is crucial to control of explosive dusts in the process area.