Solex awarded contract for new mineral cooling application


Collaboration with CEMTEC focuses on cement-like powder

CALGARY, Alberta – Solex Thermal Science is excited to announce that it has been selected by cement and mining technology specialistCEMTEC for a unique cooling application in Central Europe. 

As part of the agreement, Solex will deliver a customized plate-based moving bed heat exchanger (MBHE) that will be used to indirectly cool a milled, rock-based powder that’s similar to cement. 

The proprietary technology provided by Solex is built on decades of experience in thermal and bulk materials engineering. The use of a welded plate-channel design allowthe powder to flow by gravity within a vertically orientated exchanger and between banks of stainless-steel plates. A heat transfer fluid passes within the plates to cool the material by conduction.  

The use of indirect heat transfer technology, combined with customized plate spacing, provides the necessary residence time to eliminate caking within the unit while also ensuring consistent temperature profiles at the outlet. 

The unit is expected to be delivered prior to summer 2022. 

“We are excited to bring our decades of thermal engineering experience to this collaboration with CEMTEC,” says Gerald Marinitsch, Global Director, Industrials for Solex Thermal Science. “We are confident that our MBHE technology will provide a reliable, real-world solution to this unique and important cooling application.” 

CEMTEC is a world-renowned specialist in wet and dry grinding technologies for many types of bulk materials, stone/earth and ores.  

Located in Enns, Austria, the company’s offering includes systems for grinding a wide variety of materials and mineral bulk materials, as well as rotating drums for thermal (burning, drying, cooling) and mechanical treatment (mixing, washing, conditioning) of various bulk materials. 

Solex Thermal Science is the global market leader and developer of high-efficiency, indirect heat exchange technology for the heating, cooling, drying and energy recovery of/from solids, liquids and gases. 

Over the past 30 years, the Canadian-headquartered company has installed more than 1,300 advanced heat exchangers in more than 50 countries worldwide with applications such as fertilizer, oilseeds and industrial materials such as foundry sand, polymers and minerals. 

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Jamie Zachary, Marketing & Communications Manager

This entry was last updated on 2023-11-10

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