FIltration and Dewatering Solutions for Concrete Producers

Maximise the value from your sand and cement waste with our field-proven concrete and slurry recycling equipment.

Remove the need for settling pits

Most concrete plants are located in urban areas where space is a premium and contamination is unacceptable. Returned concrete from site and truck washout is very difficult to handle and takes up a lot of space. The average plant has 4 to 6 wedge settling pits as well as a slurry stirring pit and recovered water pit.

All of this is money, space and many unnecessary truck and loader movements to handle the concrete waste. In the end, waste material can take weeks to dry out enough for transportation. Even then, you are transporting a significant quantity of water with the waste material.

Eliminate your wedge settling pits by investing in one 4m x 1m elevated concrete filter press. Recover clean water for re-use immediately and produce small, transportable dry concrete filter cakes.

Reduce vehicle movements

Additional traffic movements just to rotate wet concrete and semi-dry concrete from ponds to holding bunds and then drying bays adds time, cost and risk. Extra bunding and drainage is also required to manage waste and runoff.

Eliminate unnecessary vehicle movements and the costs associated with this by replacing the traditional concrete recovery pits with a single concrete filter press. This single closed-loop system processes the cementitious slurry through an automated filter press, delivering clean water back to the plant and dry, transportable concrete cakes into a skip bin.

Reclaim water for reuse

Concrete plants require significant clean water to produce quality concrete. In some urban areas there may be considerable concern from locals about the use of town water for industrial operations. Disposal of contaminated water and runoff into natural waterway is also a contentious issue some operators are forced to deal with.

Recovery of water for re use is a challenge most industrial processors are faced with when considering expansion of their facilities. Whilst many concrete plants use wedge pits to recover water from concrete washout systems it is extremely inefficient and can sometimes be seen by locals as water wast rather than water recovery. Waste concrete is often removed as a wet waste which is not only very costly but it also disposes of water that could be otherwise used in the concrete plant.

McLanahan filtration systems deliver clean water for immediate use in the plant.

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McLanahan concrete recovery systems and concrete filter presses help producers effectively deal with concrete washout by turning it into transportable dry fines and clear water. Solids material such as sand and aggregate can be recovered for re use. Cementitious slurry is captured and delivered into two streams: Clear water and dry filter cakes. The McLanahan Filter Press is recognised as the most effective filter press for capturing cementitious slurry.

McLanahan solutions for managing concrete waste

Filtration and Dewatering

  • Concrete Reclaimers
  • Dump Hopper/ Feeders
  • Concrete Filter Presses

Our equipment is supported and serviced in Australia by our local team of engineers and service technicians. Our systems are designed to be durable, reliable, safe and efficient over their lifetime, so that you can enjoy a lower total cost of your ownership and operation, minimised downtime and reduced man-hours.

Put your trust in McLanahan to deliver outstanding washout solutions

Our Achievements Build Your Success

  • Achieve 72-78% solids
  • Achieve 12-month operation between cloth change outs
  • Fully automated filtration cycle
  • Auto-wash and auto core blow for longer press life

Grow your operations with upgrades and optimisation

  • Small footprint to reclaim site space
  • Remote access and remote monitoring
  • Low-cost scale up to improve capacity
  • Proximity sensing technology for improved safety

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