Titans in Texas: Coal for South Texas’ and Northern Mexico’s Power Stations

By M. AdamsM. LinnemannCoal deposits with thin seams and many interlayers can be mined economically by surface miners, which can cut the exact depth of the coal layer and deliver the coal ready for belt conveyance without further crushing. Continue reading Titans in Texas: Coal for South Texas’ and Northern Mexico’s Power Stations

BinMaster: Capacitance Probes – Level Sensors that answer your probing questions

Lincoln (NE), United States – BinMaster‘s capacitance probes are an affordable, flexible soluton for level detection in bins, tanks and silos. Capacitance probes detect the presence or absence of material in contact with the probe by sensing minute changes (as low as 0.5 pF) in capacitance caused by the difference in the dielectric constant of the material versus the air. Continue reading BinMaster: Capacitance Probes – Level Sensors that answer your probing questions

Babcock & Wilcox awarded Patent for new Coal Ash Conveyor

Barberton (OH), USA – The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) has been awarded a United States patent for a Submerged Grind Conveyor (SGC) system, a cost-effective coal ash conveyor system that enables utilities to reduce water usage and their reliance on ash storage ponds, which could result in significant cost savings for utilities. Continue reading Babcock & Wilcox awarded Patent for new Coal Ash Conveyor

Fortescue Metals starts Construction of USD 1.275 billion Eliwana Mine and Rail Project

Perth (WA), Australia – On July 5, 2019, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has turned the first sod on Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana mine and rail project. The USD 1.275 billion project includes the construction of 143 kilometres of rail, a new 30 mtpa dry ore processing facility (OPF) and infrastructure. First ore on train is expected in December 2020. Continue reading Fortescue Metals starts Construction of USD 1.275 billion Eliwana Mine and Rail Project

AkzoNobel to invest EUR 3 million in Changzhou Powder Coatings Plant

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – AkzoNobel has announced plans to add three new production lines at its Changzhou powder coatings plant in China – the company’s largest facility of its kind in the world. The EUR 3 million investment will support additional supplies of acrylic powder coatings, metallic powder coatings and powder primers for the automotive sector, strengthening AkzoNobel’s ability to deliver more locally produced premium products. Continue reading AkzoNobel to invest EUR 3 million in Changzhou Powder Coatings Plant

How to achieve a clean Conveyor Path: Innovative Belt Cleaning Technology eliminates Carryback at Cement Plant

By J. Cairns After installing an innovative primary cleaner designed for punishing applications a Detroit cement producer could stop excessive carryback and equipment fouling. With a significant reduction in carryback, spillage, and labor for cleanup, the plant was able to improve work­place safety, lower the cost of operation and see a quick return on investment. Continue reading How to achieve a clean Conveyor Path: Innovative Belt Cleaning Technology eliminates Carryback at Cement Plant

Stresses in Silos Part 2: Stresses in Hoppers – Disturbances to the Stress Distribution

By D. Schulze The first part of the paper on stresses in silos [10] focused on the bulk solid properties with respect to stresses, and the stresses in the vertical part of a silo. The present second part explains the stresses acting in hoppers for filling and emptying conditions. In die ideal case stress distributions are symmetric and uniform. However, in a real silo stresses may change locally, and stresses can be non-uniform along the circumference of a silo. Since this can result in consequences on the stability of a silo, the major sources of disturbances to the stress distribution are outlined. If appropriate, it will be referred to the bulk solid properties explained in part 1 [10]. Continue reading Stresses in Silos Part 2: Stresses in Hoppers – Disturbances to the Stress Distribution

Bruks Siwertell: Installation of Ship Unloader at Yara Fertilizer Terminal in Norway completed

Bjuv, Sweden Bruks Siwertell has completed the on-time installation and successful performance tests of a new 600 t/h Siwertell ship unloader at Yara International’s Norwegian fertilizer terminal in Glomfjord; 5 kilometers into the Arctic Circle and home to some of the most tightly-controlled environs in the world.  Continue reading Bruks Siwertell: Installation of Ship Unloader at Yara Fertilizer Terminal in Norway completed

Major Wire Industries: Measure Screening Performance without Downtime

Candiac (QC), Canada MAJOR Wire Industries, a manufacturer of high-performance screening media, introduces the Flex-Mat Sensor, “a valuable and easy to operate vibration data measurement tool users can utilize to review results and fine tune their screen machine without shutting down the equipment.” Continue reading Major Wire Industries: Measure Screening Performance without Downtime

Online Moisture Measurement: Non-Contact NIR Moisture Sensors in Powder and Bulk Solids

By A. Fordham Moisture content varies widely in raw materials, and at different points in production processes, so non-contact moisture measurement is essential for final product quality. Near-Infrared technology offers a perfect solution to this Task. Continue reading Online Moisture Measurement: Non-Contact NIR Moisture Sensors in Powder and Bulk Solids

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