Monday, January 14, 2019

1936 Cement Unloading And Blending Plant

About 48,000 car loads of bulk cement, made from almost 3 million tons of limestone, were stored in these 5,200 barrel silos, and then blended in the two at the right. By noting the deflection of the bottom of these tanks, on a calibrated scale, it was possible to determine a very close approximation of the quantity of material stored in each. The 400 barrels of per hour cement pump which operated on the 11 inch pipe line to the East and West mixing plants was brought here from Boulder Dam. Later a supplemental 9 inch line was installed to the West Mix, and an additional pump with a capacity of 600 barrels per hour was installed in the pumping shed.

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