Hanson Brick is North America’s largest brick manufacturer, with a capacity of more than 1.7 billion bricks. It also is the region’s only kiln-fired face brick manufacturer.
Material mined for Hanson’s facility is shale and sand, in an 80/20 mix. To collect dusts from clay powder colorant blending, as well as dusts from spreading machines and dryers, the company purchased a Whirl Wet dust collector manufactured by Tri-Mer Corp.
The dust collector is a 7,000 cfm, Whirl Wet MCD unit. “MCD” is “modular conveyor dragout,” a method of managing collected material from the dust collector that is proprietary to Tri-Mer. It allows uninterrupted dust collector operation, even during maintenance.
Brick manufacturing, and brick crushing are both applications for the Whirl Wet dust collector.