Baioni wet processing sustainability at work

Italian company Baioni commissioned a new state-of-the-art wet processing solution at a Central America client, a national supplier of construction materials
November 18, 2021
Baioni’s state-of-the-art plant for a Central America construction materials sector client
Baioni’s state-of-the-art plant for a Central America construction materials sector client

The installation is maximising efficiency at the client’s quarry and initiating the adoption of long-term sustainable working practices within the extractive industry.

The client produces and supplies a range of products to the construction sector, including cement, aggregates, asphalt, concrete.

“When we acquired the site, our long-term vision was to streamline its operation in a way that successfully aligned the company’s commercial and environmental objectives” - said the quarry manager of the client.

The client has to process natural sand, through washing operations to limit its environmental impact.

“It has been a must to adapt new technologies and processes to better ways of working ensuring also a competitive advantage. These are improvements that are welcomed not only by the industry but by the communities we live in. When Baioni was invited to tender for this project we sat down to better understand what the Italian company could offer”, he added.

The client said Baioni’s unrivalled process knowledge offered them confidence in the investment.

Using its unique co-operative approach, which places the customer at the centre of every stage of the project, Baioni worked together with the client to design and engineer a wet processing solution that would enable the business to achieve its commercial and environmental goals objectives, especially using two hydrocyclon sand recovery units and a thickener tank.

Baioni proposed a sand and gravel washing system designed using proven and extensively engineered modular components. A static system, the solution offers all the same flexibility and capabilities of Baioni’s modular approach.

The proven system combines all washing operations following the inclined triple screen with washing plant, to handle the feed material which is natural sand.

At a first stage oversize aggregates measuring +20mm are isolated and removed by a scalping feeder. The 0-20mm material continues to the W400/3 screen model, producing three washed aggregate fractions with the 0-5mm, 5-12mm, 12-20mm material. The -5mm material is processed by the two GRF units (Hydrocyclones), which remove the silts and clays from sand, recovering all fine and very fine products.

The plant also features Baioni’s Baiwash thickener tank for water clarification and sludge management and the latest Baioni PLC – an innovative range of technology solutions developed to offer greater control of the plant. Baioni PLC uses automation and sensors to monitor and enhance productivity, minimise downtime, automate processes and lower operating costs while maximising profitability.


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