Pressure bulk tanks are mostly used in conventional systems onboard marine and offshore vessels. Lion’s pressure bulk tank, combined with our unique fluidisation floor, ensures quick and clean discharge. This allows the tank to be emptied completely by the perfect mixture of air and material. This Lion Bulk Handling solution is, without doubt, the most cost-effective way to fluidise cargo.
The cyclone dust collector is a traditional de-dusting unit designed to ensure that less material dust is released into the environment. Since the cyclone has a centrifugal effect, a dual vortex is required to separate air from material/fine dust. The main vortex spirals downward and carries most of the dust particles. The inner vortex, created near the bottom of the cyclone, spirals upward. This upward stream is cleaner air, which nonetheless still carries a small amount of dust particles. All the material/dust that has been separated by the cyclone is received and stored in the dust collector underneath. The dust collector is a small pressure tank that is pressurised when full and can be discharged to another destination.
A re-loader tank is a pressure vessel designed by Lion Bulk Handling for loading and discharging dry material with a dust emission of less than 5 mg/nm3. The re-loader tank is loaded by means of a vacuum generated by a vacuum pump, with the tank filled from atmospheric bulkhead tanks. During the next cycle, the cargo is conveyed by the compressors onshore to the rig silo or any other destination. The re-loader tank has a unique integrated filtration system. This Lion Bulk Handling design is certainly one of the most cost-effective ways to fluidise dry materials, while also saving weight.
Sight glasses are used in high-speed mixing systems for two reasons. First, they allow visual inspection of the blending process to ensure that there are no malfunctions. Secondly, they give the operator a visual indicator of when the operation will be complete. This is helpful when a manual control response, such as closing a valve, is required. Full view sight glasses are constructed in clear, high-density, abrasion-resistant, moulded urethane. They come standard with grooved, clamp-style connections and can be adjusted with flanged adapters to fit easily into any standard piping. The six-inch models are offered in standard and 45-degree elbow versions, and 6 x 4-inch reducers are available as well.
Surge tanks are mostly used in mud mixing systems on offshore drilling rigs and supply vessels. The Lion-designed surge tank, combined with our mass flow fluidiser and backflow prevention unit, ensure a quick and efficient mixing of barite and bentonite. The Lion backflow prevention unit eliminates the backflow of drilling mud into the mass flow fluidiser and into the surge tank if the suction valve on the shearing mixer is accidentally left open when mixing stops. The backflow prevention unit utilises a vacuum transducer that senses when vacuum has been compromised and closes the automated valve on the shearing mixer suction side. Designed by Lion Bulk Handling, this solution is by far the most cost-effective way to discharge the material in