W.S. Tyler’s new 13,000-square-foot Hydro-CleanTM testing facility in Conyers, Georgia, features the company’s Hydro-Clean Test Plant. The new facility, which officially launched in September, gives customers a fast, risk-free option for testing challenging materials to determine profit potential.
Customers begin the testing process by sending a sample of material to be tested on a laboratory Hydro-Clean unit. The test determines the percentage of particles minus 200 mesh, which allows W.S. Tyler to identify the amount of clay in the material to determine whether the material can be successfully cleaned in the Hydro-Clean. After confirmation, W.S. Tyler sends a Hydro-Clean test kit for the customer to fill with about 1.5 tons of material to be tested at the Hydro-Clean Test Plant.
The Hydro-Clean uses high-pressure water to effectively clean deleterious material from aggregate, mining, recycled and other minerals. The results are cleaner products, higher selling values and profits from material that was previously considered waste.
The Hydro-Clean comes in both stationary and mobile options, and reduces water usage by as much as 75 percent compared to traditional washing systems. Beyond its water-savings capabilities, the test facility incorporates a water recycling system that collects drainage water in a retaining pond. Using five technologically advanced filter chambers, the Hydro-Clean recycles and reuses up to 90 percent of the water from each washing cycle.
The facility allows customers to test material on site to see whether the Hydro-Clean is a fit for their applications and to see how it will boost their profits. Customers are invited to travel to the Conyers facility, situated just outside of Atlanta, to see their materials before and after the Hydro-Clean test and talk through the results with W.S. Tyler washing equipment experts. The testing facility complements the option to have the Mobile Test Plant travel to customer sites.
Because of the reduced water usage for the cleaning process and the ability to recycle most of the water, the Hydro-Clean is an especially ideal solution for Southwestern states where water restrictions make cleaning materials particularly challenging.