Bauer’s new desanding plant processes up to 120 tonnes per hour

With a focus on digitalization, Bauer is confident its new BE 600-C desanding plant will set new standards in its field. 

The successor to the BE 500, the new desanding plant can process up to 120 tonnes of solids per hour.

The two-stage plant with double cyclone design is installed within a container frame, and includes a reservoir tank, solids discharge, hose guide, all-round access platform and upstream coarse screen. It delivers 174 kW of power and a throughput capacity of 600 cubic metres per hour. 

The BE 600-C is comprised of two standard Type BE 300-C desanding plants. However, the optimized separation is new. After being fully treated in a first step, the slurry is pumped through the second tank inside — rather than outside — the plant toward the desilter unit. 

Another feature is the comparatively low space requirement, as pumps and desilters are located within the container frame and not outside, as would be the case for standard double cyclone plants. This allows the BE 600-C to achieve a base area of just 6.1 x 5.9 metres.

With all components installed within the container frame, it is possible to transport the desanding plant, assemble and commission on site, quickly and easily.

What makes it unique is the BE 600-C can be divided back into two individual BE 300-C units as needed, and the upstream coarse screen can feed a single unit. 

“This makes our plant as flexible as our customers’ projects,” said Tim Eberwein, Sales Manager at Bauer Mat Slurry Handling Systems.

New tech

The BE 600-C also includes numerous new tech features. For example, each of the two individual plants features a 30-cm touchscreen display. The complete plant can also be operated from a single screen in master-slave mode.

The operator can see at a glance which parts of the equipment, like the conveyor belt, flow meter or accessories, are running and which are not. Other information such as pressures, operating hours or power consumption is also displayed. An EWON router establishes a connection with the Internet, which allows all data to be called up via remote access, along with error messages. 

“In this way, our service specialists can connect to the equipment quickly and easily and perform a remote diagnosis, if necessary,” said Yilmaz Ipeksoy, Technical Manager at Bauer.  “This saves lots of time as well as costs, since our customers don’t have to wait for service technicians to arrive on site.”

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Anywhere bentonite or cement slurry needs to be mixed, this MAT equipment can be used. 

“Whether for mixing, pumping, stockpiling or separating, our products are a key element of the complete cycle,” said Kurt Ostermeier, Head of Product Management Mixing and Separation Technology at Bauer Maschinen. 

More than 30 years of expertise in mixing and separation technology contribute to the process when equipment or components are newly developed or enhanced at Bauer Mat Slurry Handling Systems, but new trends such as digitalization and automation are also in focus. 

“Digitalization as well as automation are ongoing processes that will continue to play a major role in the future. Our goal is to fully and permanently integrate our equipment into the cycle of a digital site.” 

With the new BE 600-C, Bauer Mat Slurry Handling Systems has taken a major step towards that goal.