The Sirocco air classifier range was introduced in the Gulf in early 2009 to meet the demands of producers of sand products, offering efficient fines removal without the need for any water.
Excess fines within any sand product can compromise its quality and greatly limit the value and commercial potential of the material. Traditional dry screening processes are ineffective at removing these fines as substantial volumes of good quality material gets lost in the process.
“We have built our business by efficiently removing excess fines from sand to offer consistent in-spec commercially attractive products,” explains Iain Walker, one of two CDE Sales Managers for the Middle East.
“We first brought our sand-washing technologies to the Gulf in 2004 and have enjoyed success in a number of countries including Qatar and Bahrain. However the unique requirements of the Gulf market, including very dry feed materials and limited water resources, showed that a dry sand production system would be invaluable to many operators. The range of air classifiers offered by CDE brings an increased level of choice to sand producers in the region representing an excellent alternative where water-based systems such as the CDE EvoWash range cannot be applied."