Case Studies

Exxon Installs Filler Upgrade from Thompson Scale


Introduction The Exxon Chemical Company Resins Finishing Plant in Baton Rouge, LA., produces large volumes of hydrocarbon resins, which are used as adhesives ingredients. High-pressure pumps at a site six miles away deliver a liquid containing 50 to 62 percent resin mixed with a diluent to the plant. The liquid flows through a six-inch pipeline to the plant's holding tanks. The plant uses pressure, vacuum, heat, and steam to vaporize the diluent, which is moved to a holding tank and reused later. The resin goes to a heated storage tank and is either pelletized (and packed in 50 pound bags and 1,000 pound bulk containers) or bulk loaded into drums, tank trucks, or tank … [Read more...]

Rinker Increases Production with Weighing Equipment and Software


Advanced Checkweighers Double the Amount of Package Weighments Possible Introduction Rinker Materials Corporation is one of the largest producers of bagged cement, ready mix concrete, and concrete block in the United States. They provide a diversified offering of construction and building materials, including cement, aggregate, brick, glass block, reinforcing steel, construction chemicals, drywall, and fireplaces. Rinker Materials provides high quality cements including Portland Types I and II, White Portland, Stucco Cement, Roof Tile Cement, and a full range of white and gray masonry cements. From ready mix concrete and pre-cast producers to building material supply houses, Rinker … [Read more...]