Ajax Nickel Handling System for Projex Solutions

Ajax Nickel handling system for Projex Solutions
Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied Brighouse based project engineering, design, and consultancy service provider, Projex Solutions Limited, with a handling system comprising collecting hopper and screw conveyor for transferring Nickel and Nickel Oxide powder.

The nickel handling system collects the powder from a kiln gas cyclone. The mild steel hopper is vee shaped and steep walled for best flow behaviour. The collecting screw features both left and right-hand flights for efficient central discharge. Nickel is a fine, highly dense powder making it highly abrasive. To mitigate the resulting wear, the flights of the screw have been treated with a hard wearing coating.

“The original cyclone hopper design had a history of bridging which would cause production delays on the kiln. Projex were challenged to come up with a design concept to reduce time delays. Ajax professionally turned the concept of this bridge breaking hopper into an engineered device on time and in budget to fit into a busy kiln refit program,” said Ian Lund, Principal Engineer, Projex Solutions Limited.

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Ajax Equipment Ltd is a specialist manufacturer of solids handling and processing equipment, incorporating Lynflow technology. It has over 40 years experience in the design and manufacture of equipment for a wide range of international organisations involved in food and confectionery processing, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, waste to energy and ...

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