"Next level" desanding with Bauer's BE 600-C

High throughput, fast assembly, and digital operation with remote maintenance are all features of the new BE 600-C desanding plant from Bauer MAT Slurry Handling Systems.

 The new BE 600-C desander is Bauer MAT Slurry Handling Systems’ successor to the established BE 550

The new BE 600-C desander is Bauer MAT Slurry Handling Systems’ successor to the established BE 550

The Allgäu branch of Bauer Maschinen has brought the BE 600-C to market as a successor to the established BE 550. This new two-stage plant with a double cyclone design is installed within a container frame and includes a reservoir tank, solids discharge, hose guide, all-round access platform and upstream coarse screen. It delivers 174kW of power and a considerable throughput capacity of 600m3/h. This means that the plant can process up to 120t of solids per hour - setting new standards in the field of desanding.

Two become one

There is a lot of established technology in the BE 600-C since, strictly speaking, it is comprised of two standard Type BE 300-C desanding plants. However, the optimised separation is new. After being fully treated in the first step, the slurry is pumped through the second tank inside (rather than outside) the plant toward the desilter unit.

Another feature is the comparatively low space requirement, as the pumps and desilters are located within the container frame and not outside, as would be the case for standard double cyclone plants. The BE 600-C thus achieves a base area of just 6.1 x 5.9m.

Because all components are installed within the container frame, it is possible to carry out transport, assembly and commissioning on-site, quickly and easily - for example, for cutting, tunnelling, grabbing or drilling projects.

As needed, the BE 600-C can be divided back into two individual BE 300-C units, and the upstream coarse screen can also feed just a single unit. "This makes our plant as flexible as our customers' projects," Tim Eberwein, sales manager at Bauer MAT Slurry Handling Systems, said.

Focus on digitalisation and automation

The BE 600-C also excels when it comes to digitalisation with several new features, explained Yilmaz Ipeksoy, technical manager at Bauer MAT Slurry Handling Systems. For example, each of the two individual plants features a 12in display with touch screen. The complete plant can also be operated from a single screen in master-slave mode. The operator can see at a glance which parts of the equipment (conveyor belt, flow meter, accessories etc.) are running and which are not; other information such as pressures, operating hours or power consumption is also displayed.

An EWON router establishes a connection with the Internet, which allows all data to be called up via remote access, along with error messages. "In this way, our service specialists can connect to the equipment quickly and easily and perform a remote diagnosis if necessary. This saves lots of time as well as costs since our customers don't have to wait for service technicians to arrive on site," Ipeksoy said.

Digitalisation, as well as automation, are ongoing processes that will continue to play a major role in the future

Anywhere bentonite or cement slurry needs to be mixed, this MAT equipment can be used. "Whether for mixing, pumping, stockpiling or separating, our products are a key element of the complete cycle," explained Kurt Ostermeier, head of product management Mixing and Separation Technology at Bauer Maschinen. More than 30 years of expertise in mixing and separation technology contribute to the process when equipment or components are newly developed or enhanced at Bauer MAT Slurry Handling Systems. But new trends such as digitalisation and automation are also in focus. Ostermeier said: "Digitalisation, as well as automation, are ongoing processes that will continue to play a major role in the future. Our goal is to fully and permanently integrate our equipment into the cycle of a digital site." And with the new BE 600-C, Bauer MAT Slurry Handling Systems has taken a major step towards that goal.

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