A common operational challenge associated with solvent extraction (SX) plants is the effective online management of solids. ProProcess has developed patented equipment (Crud Forx™) as well as the Crud Frogz™ and the Crud Cobra for the on-line removal of entrained interface and bottom solids associated with SX settlers. The Crud Forx™ system is complimented with the Crud Barrow slurry receptacle and transfer system.
The Crud Barrow is a crud slurry collection and transfer management system designed for convenient and systematic management of bottom solids and interfacial crud removed from SX settlers by means of the Crud Forx™ system. It is a recommended accessory to be used in conjunction with the Crud Forx™ system.
This mobile two-wheeled system comprises a tank for collection of the Crud Forx™ removed slurry, as well as an air-operated diaphragm pump used to transfer the slurry from the SX area to the client’s crud treatment facility. The Crud Barrow design includes an integrated compressed air distribution manifold for easy connection of two Crud Forx™ systems to the Crud Barrow.
The Crud Barrow may also be equipped with a second diaphragm pump used in the application of the Crud Forx™ for accelerated removal of high density compact bottom solids.
Benefits of including the Crud Barrow unit as part of the Crud Forx™ SX solids management system:
- Rapid, effective and safe management of SX solids
- Facilitates Crud Forx™ operation by offering a contained receptacle and transfer system for removed product slurry (improved SX housekeeping)
- Unit offers flexibility in accessing application areas around SX plants due to the mobile nature of the design
- The dual application diaphragm pump(s) for removing high density SX settler bottom solids offers operations with high density compact solids in SX settlers, an effective management solution for this operating scenario