Victorville Kiln Feed Silo Project

Apple Valley, California

Victorville Kiln Feed Silo Project

Behrent Engineering was contracted to provide engineering, design and consulting services for the construction of a new kiln feed silo at the Apple Valley, California Black Mountain Quarry Plant.

The main objectives of this system were as follows:

  • Increase the raw meal storage capacity by adding a new kiln feed silo ES-4 near the existing ES-3 kiln feed silo.
  • Have parallel raw meal streams from the raw meal circuit feeding both the existing kiln feed silo ES-3 and the new kiln feed silo ES-4.
  • Provide adequate dust collection systems. 
  • Provide particulate offsets by paving around the silo area.
  • Design the system to minimize maintenance requirements and maximize availability.
  • Integrate the new kiln feed silo into the existing plant HMI and PLC control system.

Behrent Engineering provided a complete design package including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, process control, scheduling and procurement.  Behrent engineers were also onsite during the construction phase to help support the Owners project team.