Improving a Feed Preparation Plant
Situation: Met Pro was contacted by a local sand producer and asked to bid on a project to improve an existing feed preparation plant. The customer had a sump in place of good design, but of inadequate size. The result of this was inconsistent feed rates to the main plant, extreme pump cavitation, and loss of good material to the sump overflow. The customer wanted a much larger sump, but one that would also fit within the confines of the prep plant. Met Pro was the successful bidder and was awarded the project.
Solution: Met Pro worked with the customer’s designs and came up with a sump that would have a capacity of approximately 30,000 gallons to replace the original 12,000 gallon sump. The sump was shop fabricated in sections and then field-finished and installed.
Results: The customer reported an immediate increase in production of 16% and no pump cavitation.