Mobile batch plants, such as the mobile Sami batch plants available from Batchcrete International, is a fantastic option if you want concrete measured, mixed and poured on-site. However, what is the difference between a stationary and a mobile batch plant, and why should you consider the mobile version for your project?
Stationary Batch Plant
A stationary concrete batch plant is larger than a mobile one and is capable of producing larger volumes as a result.
Stationary plants might be preferred in situations where a massive quantity of concrete is required over an extended period for a large-scale project or series of projects near the plant.
The advantage of a stationary plant is the economy of scale that it affords as well as the consistency over large batches of concrete. The disadvantage of such a plant is that the concrete produced needs to be transported to pouring sites using agitator trucks – which can quickly become expensive if the trucks are many and the distances are large.
Typically, with such large quantities of concrete being produced, there is bound to be excess waste concrete that hardens before it can be transported and used. This can be a waste of money and resources and is not the most environmentally friendly way to go. Moreover, it can be expensive to clean up.
Mobile Batch Plants
Mobile batch plants are typically small enough to be mounted on a truck trailer. This makes them capable of being moved to wherever the concrete pour takes place, essentially negating the need for agitator trucks. They can be moved around to different locations on one site or different sites entirely with relative ease.
Owing to their smaller size, smaller quantities are typically produced, resulting in just enough for the application at hand. This means that mobile batch plants are generally more efficient and create less waste, which also means less cleaning up afterwards.
Having a mobile batch plant is also more environmentally friendly as it creates fewer emissions than having a fleet of agitator trucks carting the concrete around. This is because the mobile batch plant creates the concrete on-site, unlike agitator trucks, which need their diesel engines to run continuously to prevent the concrete from setting before it can be poured.
At Batchcrete International, we have a range of mobile Sami batch plants available to suit your project. Contact us now to find out how we can help you get your concrete batching needs met!