Replacement of a 35 Year Old Roller Mill
November 3, 2021
Henry Simon Roller Mill Replacement Installation Project, Bradford
At Brookshaw Stuart, we pride ourselves on our professional delivery whatever the project or challenges involved. One of our recent projects demonstrates this determination to achieve the best results possible. It primarily involved the replacement of a 35 year old Satake SRMA 1250 roller mill at Kemira Chemicals Ltd in Bradford, Yorkshire. The new replacement was a Henry Simon HSRM 1250 roller mill, and there were a few snags along the way.
In order to gain access and carry out the replacement, we had to begin by removing the first mill. This was a little difficult due to limited space, the only realistic solution being to lower the machines, weighing 5000kg, down from the 3-meter-high gantry. This was achieved using an aluminium gantry and a 7-tonne forklift. On safe removal, we carried out the installation of the new Henry Simon mill, hopper and aspiration.
The Henry Simon team and electricians then proceeded with the electrical connections and commissioning. Meanwhile the Brookshaw Stuart team reinstalled the first mill, allowing its operational activities to continue. The client were quite specific about their preferred timeline, wanting a three day turnaround. They requested that the electrical work and commissioning start on day 4 and for the equipment to be up and running by day 5.
It took only two and a half days to complete the installation including thorough preparation and requirement assessment. The project was then handed over to the Henry Simon commissioning team. Garry Bazeley, of Kemira Chemicals was delighted with the work ethic of Brookshaw Stuart’s engineers. They were particularly impressed with regards to time management and safety [a major priority].
So pleased were Satake with our performance, that they have commissioned us to replace the next unit, due shortly. You can find details about more of our successful projects here.