It is a sedimentary rock that composed of mud and clay curing. Its composition and structure are similar to shale, but mudstone is not easily broken. It is a kind of clay rock that bedding or lamellation is not so obvious. Mineral composition of mudstone is complex, which is mainly composed of clay minerals (e.g. mica, kaolinite, montmorillonite, etc.), followed by detrital minerals (quartz, feldspar, mica, etc.), then are epigenetic mineral (e.g., epidote, chlorite, etc.) and manganese iron and organic matter.
Common types of mudstones are: (1)calcareous mudstone. It is a kind of sedimentary rock that contains adequate calcium carbonate and often found in continental red rock series and the ocean. (2) Iron mudstone. It contains more iron ore, such as hematite, limonite, goethite, which is often found at red rock. (3) The siliceous mudstone. SiO2 content is higher in such kind mudstone, little or no iron and carbonate content. It is concomitant rocks often with iron rocks and siliceous rocks, manganese. Mudstone has function of water absorption, adhesion, fireproof performance, which can be used for making bricks, ceramics and other industrial.
As for the function of water absorption, adhesion, fireproof performance, mudstone can be used in many fields as fire-proof raw materials, ceramics, and bricks materials and so on. High economic value of mudstones accelerates the development of mudstone processing plant. In the mudstone processing plant, many mining machines are at demands, such as cone crusher machines, impact crusher machines, jaw crusher machines, grinding machines as well as some other ancillary equipment. According to the clients’ demands for the finished products, clients can choose the different types of these machines to make an assembly of mudstone processing plant.
As for the lower hardness of mudstone, crusher machines in mudstone processing plant usually are cone crusher or impact crusher, which are suitable for soft materials’ crushing. Cone crusher that produced by shanghai SBM has many different types, such as CS cone crusher machines, HCS cone crusher machines, HPC cone crusher machines and PY cone crusher machines and so on. All these types of machines have their own special advantages. Clients can choose the suitable crusher machines according to their actual needs of mudstone processing plant.
Cone crusher is suitable for the crushing of raw material in metallurgy, construction, road construction, chemical and silicate industry. It can crush all kinds of ores and rocks with medium or above medium hardness. Cone crusher has many advantages, such as large broken ratio, high efficiency, low energy consumption and product granularity. It is suitable for the second broken or fine broken of various kinds of ores and rocks.
In the mudstone processing plant, cone crusher is the main mining machines. It has excellent performance in the practices. The structure of cone crusher includes the main frame, horizontal axis, moving cone plate, balance wheel, eccentric sleeve, the upper broken wall (fixed cone), the lower broken wall (moving cone), hydraulic coupling, lubrication system, hydraulic system and control system, etc.
When the cone crusher is at work, operators should be aware of some abnormal working situation of the crusher. If some abnormal working situation happened, operators should shut down all the machines in the processing plant and check out what the problems are and solve them. As for this situation, operators should be equipped with such skills to have the ability to deal with such abnormal situation in the work site.
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