Industrial sands are naturally occurring minerals with unique physical characteristics that, when processed, can be used for a variety of industrial applications. These sands are generally composed primarily of quartz, making them hard, abrasive and usually very pure in mineral content. Industrial sand, such as silica sand, is a essential in the manufacture of glass and is used as a foundry sand, as bunker sand on golf courses, as filtration sand for residential and municipal applications, and on sports fields and horse tracks.
In order to be used in these applications, the naturally occurring sand must be carefully processed to very demanding specifications with very tight tolerances. The sand is also very abrasive, which requires specialized equipment to minimize processing costs and maximize production recovery. McLanahan equipment and systems are all designed to help industrial sands producers meet these tight specifications, as well as provide long wear life.