The UltraDRY is Deep Sky’s 8th 3D visualization video for McLanahan. Working with hefty CAD files, we prep models, texture, light, animate, simulate, render, and composite how these enormous industrial machines work. We make it look easy, however, these machines are very complex and require months of planning and collaborating with the engineers. Particular attention to detail is giving with mud and water simulations.
The McLanahan UltraDRY consists of a Dewatering Screen on a skid-mounted sump. It can be installed flat to accept concentrated feeds, such as those from a Fine Material Screw Washer, or it can be installed on an incline to accept more dilute feeds, such as those from a Hydrocyclone. The UltraDRY features a removable spacer block under the mounting foot near the discharge end to make the adjustment from horizontal to inclined.
Material is fed onto the rear of the dewatering screen. Two counter-rotating vibratory motors create the linear motion required to throw the material upward and forward at high G-forces along with the screen, creating a deep bed of material on the screen. As it does so, the liquid detaches from the material and passes through the screen media into the sump beneath the screen. Particles much finer than the screen openings are retained in the material bed.
An optional slurry pump can be connected to the sump to provide ideal water placement to the feed box of the screw (not the top of screw-like competing equipment). This helps to recover fine material back to the product instead of to the waste stream. The slurry pump can also provide washback water to limit the system’s water usage and create a cleaner product. Alternately, the slurry pump can be used to send fines to downstream processing equipment to produce a secondary product.