Bagnall Construction Add Value With A Portafill 3000 Washing Plant
The plant consists of a tracked Portafill 3000 rinsing screen, a Portafill sand dewaterer and associated pumps and pipework.
The plant is being used to clean the filter media gravel used in the filter beds by the water companies across the UK.
The benefit of washing the gravel is that it saves having to buy in new gravel, when the exisiting gravel and can be washed onsite and thus reducing haulage and material costs.
The Portafill wash plant was chosen for its unique compact size which means that it can be easily around the country to the various sites that require their media to be recycled.
Measuring only 10 metres long x 11 metres the plant takes up a very small footprint.
In additon to washing filter media, the equipment is equally at homing washing cushed c&d waste, quarry gravel and sand.
The Portafill 3000 is fitted with double deck rinsing screen, tipping grid and two onboard conveyors which stockpile the washed stone. The sand and water are then sent via rubber piping to the Portafill DW80 where the sand is washed and stockpiled and the waster water and silt can be sent to settlement tanks or lagoons.
John O’Neill of Riverside Machinery comments “the Portafill washplant is a relatively new product to the UK market however with Bagnall Construction proving how easy the job is made by such high quality equipment i have no doubt that this will prove a very successful product for us.