Reduction of fossil fuel consumption by upgrading sand drying equipment in mortar production is one of the key measures set up to reduce energy consumption.

Sand dryer

Energy Saving Sand Drying Procedure

Before sand is introduced to the mortar production process, it needs to be dried. The water is extracted in an energy-intensive process involving large drum dryers. In order to reduce the energy consumption, Sika is upgrading its sand dryer equipment and reducing the volume of fossil energy used by a quarter. Significant improvements result from the renewal of burners and the minimization of heat waste. In addition, the control system of dryers is optimized.