Minerals & Sands

Heating and cooling of minerals and sands

Solex moving bed heat exchange technology is capable of handling high temperature minerals and sands of up to 2,000ºC. Accurate and even temperature profiling is an important step in the heating and cooling of minerals and sands for the success of downstream processes.

Minerals and sands used in our technology include:

  • Activated carbon
  • Activated alumina
  • Limestone
  • Nickel chloride
  • Carbon clack
  • Nickel kiln dust
  • Nickel oxide
  • Chromite sand
  • Petroleum coke
  • Ceramic beads
  • Phosphate rock
  • Clay granules
  • Resin-coated sand
  • Coal ash
  • Coal fines
  • Sand
  • Copper ore
  • Silica ash
  • Copper powder                    
  • Frac sand 

 Refer to our heating and cooling pages to understand how the Solex heat exchange technology works to heat and cool minerals and sands.

Watch how the Solex heat exchange technology works to heat and cool minerals and sands:

Uniquely Solex

Low abrasion

Not only is our exchanger capable of effectively heating and cooling highly abrasive materials,  the mass flow design of our technology allows for low product velocities and low pressure on the plates resulting in minimal abrasion to the unit itself. As a result, maintenance costs are drastically lowered.

Accurate & uniform temperature profile

Many processes require accurate and even temperature profiles during heating and cooling. For example, careful control of the temperature of sand is required during the resin-coating process to ensure the even distribution of the resin on the proppant. Regardless of whether the product requires heating or cooling, Solex thermal modeling capabilities guarantee even temperature profiles for the finished product, even when handling high temperature products.

Additional benefits
  • Uses 90% less energy compared to direct heating and cooling methods
  • No air required in heating or cooling process
  • Eliminates air handling, cyclone and dust capture equipment
  • Small installation footprint
  • Modular design ideal for capacity increases
  • Low maintenance
  • Low operating costs
  • International support

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We collaborate closely with you throughout the entire life cycle of the product. 

Our approach includes being there every step of the way – from engineering and development to installation, training and ongoing support.

Improve your efficiency, lower costs and improve your end product with the world’s most efficient technology for minerals and sands. Learn more about how we can help.

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