Shamrock Systems Coordinates Vendors and Refines Catalyst Processing Technique
Industry: Catalyst recovery
Product: Spent catalyst
The customer developed a new proprietary technique for processing spent catalyst materials that required conveying, metering, screening, separating, packaging, and automatically sampling powders and filling equipment. These products can reach very high temperatures and are very abrasive; therefore, the customer needed equipment that could withstand these elements while remaining efficient while utilizing this new technique.
Shamrock Systems worked with multiple vendors to acquire the proper equipment to provide a solution to our customer. We worked with KWS Manufacturing to provide all of the mechanical conveying equipment required for the customer’s process requirements. The equipment included inclined screw conveyors for the raw material to feed to the screeners/separators, custom surge bins with an inclined screw conveyor to meter the product into the thermal oxidizer, and a custom hopper with an inclined screw conveyor for the finished catalyst and final processing and load out of the product. We also suggested utilizing AR400 materials for abrasive resistance and high-temperature shaft seals.
We collaborated with Sweco, who was responsible for the screening of the various grades of the catalyst and the removal of all ceramic balls for the incoming material. Material Transfer & Storage provided the bulk bag filling stations for weighing and loading of multiple 2000-pound bulk bags of the finished catalyst products.
Shamrock also worked with Sentry Equipment to supply samplers that allow for automatic composite sampling of the catalyst after processing. This enables the lab to maintain complete quality control of the final product that is shipped to their customers.
The new system is performing wonderfully. We will use KWS, Sweco, MTS, and Sentry for all our future expansions.