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OCT 2014

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Page 9 of 67 ROCK products • OCTOBER 2014 8 I N D U S T R Y N E W S IN THE KNOW IN THE KNOW W.S. Tyler and its sister company Haver Filling Systems held an open house and technical symposium on Sept. 11 for more than 70 customers at Haver's Conyers, Ga., office and warehouse complex. Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Smith was the only aggregates industry editor at the event. One of the main highlights of the event was the official launch of W.S. Tyler's new 13,000‐sq.‐ft. Hydro‐Clean testing facility, which features the company's Hydro‐Clean Test Plant. The facility gives customers a fast, risk‐free option for testing challenging materials to de‐ termine profit potential. "Our goal in building this test facility was to give customers a timely way to have their materials tested in the Hydro‐Clean, and through the test‐ ing demonstrate how it can make their operations more efficient and make them more money," said Beau Backus, sales manager at W.S. Tyler's Haver & Tyler Appalachians Division in Conyers. "Beyond the convenience, the site demonstrates the amount of sellable material cus‐ tomers can achieve while reducing water and energy expenses with the Hydro‐Clean." During the event, Duncan High, divi‐ sion manager – process equipment technology for W.S. Tyler, held three demonstrations of the Hydro‐Clean at three different belt speeds: 6, 4 and 2. This was to show how slow‐ ing down the retention time in the drum produces a cleaner material. He also mentioned that the Hydro‐ Clean has a smaller footprint than a log washer. The testing process begins with cus‐ tomers sending a sample of material to be tested on a laboratory Hydro‐ Clean unit. The test determines the percentage of particles minus 200 mesh, which allows W.S. Tyler to identify the amount of clay in the material to determine whether the material can be successfully cleaned in the Hydro‐Clean. After confirma‐ tion, W.S. Tyler sends a Hydro‐Clean test kit for the customer to fill with about 1.5 tons of material to be tested at the Hydro‐Clean Test Plant. The facility also allows customers to test material on site to see whether the Hydro‐Clean is a fit for their ap‐ plications and to see how it will boost their profits. Customers are invited to travel to the Conyers facil‐ ity, situated just outside of Atlanta, to see their materials before and after the Hydro‐Clean test and talk through the results with W.S. Tyler washing equipment experts. The testing facility complements the op‐ tion to have the Mobile Test Plant travel to customer sites. Following the test, the customer re‐ ceives the washed product along with a feasibility report outlining the test results. It includes W.S. Tyler's recommendations on what size Hydro‐Clean would fit the cus‐ tomer's operation. It also breaks down the tons per hour at which the customer can wash their contami‐ nated material. W.S. Tyler, Haver Host Open House, Symposium FAST FACT One of the main high- lights of the event was the official launch of W.S. Tyler's new 13,000-sq.-ft. Hydro- Clean testing facility.

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