Manufactured Sand Webinar – Dec. 7


This webinar is a short version of the process of making Concrete sand from rock.

With natural sand & gravel deposits being exhausted the demand for good quality and high specification manufactured sand is on the rise worldwide. Washed sand for concrete, Asphalt Sand, Slurry Seal Coat and Roofing Granules all demand high prices and are in short supply. This presentation is a comprehensive evaluation of the process of making sand from rock. This is an unbiased view of the many types of equipment that can be used to make sand from rock. The equipment that will be evaluated includes Rod Mills, Sand Roll Crushers, VSI (Rock on Rock), VSI (Shoe and Anvil), Cone Crushers, Gyradisc Crushers, and Sand Cones, And High-Pressure Grinding Roll (HPGR) Crushers.

Product quality including gradations, specifications, particle shape, FM, classification and recovery will be presented. A comparison of the operating cost and efficiency of the different crusher types will be included. Flow diagrams of some successful mass flow balanced aggregate plants will be shown.


Tuesday, December 7

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


From our Office to your Desk


Presented By:

John Googins

John Googins is an applications engineer of crushing, screening and mineral processing and owner of Aggregate & Mining consultants LLC.

His experience includes 5 years in aggregate and concrete quality control, as he completed his degrees in Math and Physics at Winona State university. 15 years as a plant manager and estimator for a portable contract aggregate producer, 15 years as applications engineer for Metso Minerals where he specialized in flow diagram analysis, training of dealer salesman, equipment specifications, operating procedures, maintenance, and production capabilities.

Currently working as a consultant, he has provided advice, trouble shooting, with projects where the production was not as promised by the equipment providers, where specifications seemed to be imposable to achieve and waste factors were not as expected. During his career he traveled to over 75 countries, 25 more than 5 times, as well as visited and analyzed the flow diagrams of over 1,000 plants and operations.

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