K-Slip Low Friction Liner, Flow and Anti Wear - Kinder Australia improving productivity for bulk materials handling

K-Slip Low Friction Liner, Flow and Anti Wear - Kinder Australia improving productivity for bulk materials handling

QER is Brisbane-based and operates in the engineering and resource business.  Their vision is to help secure Australia’s energy future and their plant design incorporates safe, economically viable and sustainable latest technologies

Queensland Energy Resources (QER) needed to install a mass flow cone into an internal feed bin in the retort.  The best half angle for the bulk solid to allow mass flow was 70° for mild steel.  QER also knew that at 60° the flow was within the transition area (mass flow/ funnel flow).  Due to constraints within the retort, the maximum half angle that could be achieved was 64.3°.

The addition of the K-Slip Low Friction Liners reduced the half angle requirement for mass flow below 64° and hence the hopper was capable of achieving targets to meet effective mass flow levels.  To fit the pieces of K-Slip in through the door, it was cut into 3 sections.  The steel faces were cleaned and the K-Slip was glued into position with industrial adhesive (similar to contact cement).

Having K-Slip on a rubber backing makes it simple to glue into position. QER’s Lead Mechanical Engineer had used K-Slip in the past on similar problems and had discovered then that it improved flow effectively but that it was also straightforward to apply.

The K-Slip Low Friction Liner is a low co-efficient of friction thin polyethylene lining material, with a synthetic rubber backing (SBR).  The thin flexibility of Kinder Australia’s K-Slip suited QER’s needs because it allows almost any complicated shape to be lined including bins, hoppers and chutes, providing a reliable and effective uniform surface and therefore improve the controlled rate of flow. The application to a metal surface is by normal cold rubber bonding.

For more product information go to our K-SLIP product page, and INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS are available also.

For more information on your specific requirements, contact Kinder Australia on +61 38587 9111 or email Kinder