Lesson 1/Learning Event 5
Learning Event 5
DESCRIBE A PLANT LAYOUT
The actual layout and erection of the plant are the final tasks in the plant design and layout process. You should
give adequate time to this effort in order to build an efficient facility. Figure 17 illustrates a typical crushing and
screening plant arrangement. Once the plant is in operation, there is seldom any time to stop operations and
remodel. The following factors should be considered during this critical time. Again, these considerations are
basically the same as those you use to layout the quarry site.
FIGURE 17. A TYPICAL ROCK CRUSHING AND SCREENING PLANT LAYOUT
Plans should be initially solidified for the equipment configuration within the plant. You should give special
attention to creating a productive, logical flow of material from the point where the trucks enter the plant with raw
material to the point where the trucks leave the plant with crushed aggregate product. You should evaluate the
physical environmental requirements of each piece of equipment, such a foundation requirements, water
requirements, and power requirements, to ensure that they are included during the construction stage.