Clariant Germany has purchased the first mobile Loesche grinding plant, completely integrated in seven containers, for the Balikesir facility in Turkey.

Speciality chemicals supplier Clariant Germany approached Loeshe GmbH with an exceptional request – it needed a vertical roller mill for grinding bentonite for its facility in Balikesir, Turkey.

All components of the grinding system must be mobile since a future relocation is planned for the facility. Loesche’s solution is to integrate the entire grinding plant in seven ISO containers.

All grinding plant components from the open loop control to the feed bin, the crusher, the mill with classifier, the hot gas generator, the filter, the fan and the pneumatic product transport are placed in containers.

The container grinding plant is designed as a turnkey solution. All electrical connections between the containers are pluggable. No foundations are required for its erection on solid ground.

The smallest Loesche roller mill, type LM 9.2 D and designed for grinding industrial minerals, has a capacity of 1.8 t/h.

The Balikesir facility grinds bentonite, which is ground to a fineness of 30 % R 0.063. With a power transmission capacity of 45 kW, the facility meets all the customer’s requirements.

“This was the first order of its kind for Loesche,”says project manager Matthias Authenrieth, adding that the company was able to successfully implement the customer’s requirements.

“Our mobile, container grinding plant is expected to be commissioned in March 2016,” says Authenrieth.