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Wrights Dowson has supplied U-trough screw conveyors, slide valves, a gravity diverter and ancillary mountings for a rice-processing plant in Belize.

The original rice plant, including intake, drying, handling and storage systems, was exported from the UK in 1993 and included a selection of Wrights Dowson 300mm-diameter U-trough screw conveyors to transfer rice to the storage silos.

Further Wrights Dowson 300mm diameter troughed screw conveyors were added to the plant in 1996 as part of a throughput upgrade.

The most recent expansion phase, installed by the user, can handle 60tph.

This has necessitated a further upsizing of the screw conveyor system to a combination of 400 and 450mm diameter units with a total length in excess of 90m.

The specification of the original conveyors, the 1996 capacity increase and the recent supply, all included a requirement for hot-dip galvanising internally and externally, to ensure continued operation in an exterior location of vast rainfall.

All the slide valves and the gravity diverter are made from 304 stainless steel.

The equipment installed this summer will transfer the rice to a series of additional storage bins.

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