Salt drying. Commissioning a Tema Process dryer/cooler.
In solution mining, salt is extracted by forcing water under pressure into a bore-hole drilled into an underground salt bed or dome. The salt dissolves, turning the water into brine and creating a cavern in the salt-bed. The salt is produced by evaporating ‘solution-mined’ brine in pressure vessels – a process known as Vacuum Evaporation.
For food and related industries, a salt drier is required. Salt from the centrifuges is fed into fluid bed drier-coolers for further drying. The salt is then sieved and graded before being transferred into large storage hoppers ready for distribution.