A large cement company in Mexico supplies petroleum coke to one of the largest power plants in the state of San Luis Potosi. Petroleum coke is the sole fuel for this power plant, delivered from the nearby Cadereyta Refinery. The refinery was experiencing spillage from materials adhering to the belt in the return. The operating staff had to manually clean the area and return the material back into the belt, creating unnecessary risk to workers and slowing down production, which increased operating costs. The spillage was due to wet material that would stick to the belt, and then fall into the return rollers along the conveyor, causing roller damage and shortening their life span.
After reviewing the problem, Martin Mexico recommended installing the Martin® QC1™ Cleaner PD and a Martin® SQC2S™ Cleaner. The Martin® QC1™ Cleaner features a curved one-piece urethane blade for long belt cleaner life, and quick-change blade replacement. The Martin® SQC2S™ Cleaner incorporates individually-cushioned tungsten carbide blades for effective conveyor belt cleaning without risk to the belt, splice or blade.
The newly installed conveyor belt cleaners reduced the number of stops in production to clean along the conveyors, and the need for maintenance. The lifespan of the conveyor components and replacement parts increased. The customer was very satisfied with Martin’s recommendation and installation of the new belt cleaners. They praised Martin Mexico’s team for improving worker safety and increasing production.
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