Vortex Loading Spout Handling Biosolids

Published: April 30, 2018

Customer: Wastewater processor – USA

Handled Material: Sludge cake

Spout Size: 14 in | 355 mm

Travel Distance: 10 ft | 3 m

Quantity: 3 Vortex Loading Spouts


  • Intended for open loading applications.
  • Designed for safe operations in a potentially hazardous environment.
  • Cables & hardware constructed from 304 stainless steel.
  • NEMA 4X enclosures (safety requirement).
  • Equipped with a level-sensing tilt probe, to prevent overfilling in open loading applications.
  • Vortex supplied a right angle gear-type reducer that is compatible with the customer’s pre-existing electric brake motor.
  • Customer-specified paint.


Sludge cake can be heat-dried to produce a Class A Biosolid meant for agricultural use. When handled, particles created during the drying process can present a combustible dust hazard.

About Vortex

Vortex loading spouts can be manufactured to address abrasive, hazardous, and even food-grade applications. For more information, please contact us.

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