Category Archives: bulk solids handling Archive

‘Lean’ Sample Preparation: Saving Money with your own Sample Preparation

By G. Van Laarhoven With a new and efficient system for sample preparation in the steel industry less material is needed to be sent out for external analysis providing a mayor saving in material costs. The mechanised preparation process results in more samples enabling a quality improvement in the actual production process. Continue reading ‘Lean’ Sample Preparation: Saving Money with your own Sample Preparation

BHS-Sonthofen: Bypass Dust in Cement Manufacturing – Reduce Energy Costs by utilizing Bypass Dust

By R. Schmid A new method allows the use of up to 100 percent alternative fuels for clinker manufacturing and the recovery of the resulting bypass dust as a recyclable material. Continue reading BHS-Sonthofen: Bypass Dust in Cement Manufacturing – Reduce Energy Costs by utilizing Bypass Dust

Static Electricity Hazards – Dust Cloud Ignition caused by Static Electricity

By M. O’Brian After emptying a powder from a plastic drum into a metal hopper, a spark occurred when the operator removed the drum, igniting the dust distributed in the air. The following paper presents an explanation about the “why” and “how not” of this accident. Continue reading Static Electricity Hazards – Dust Cloud Ignition caused by Static Electricity

Belts for Conveying Biomass – The Safety and critical Importance of Conveyor Belt Technology

By L. Williams For a great many reasons, the conveyor belts used to convey coal or other bulk materials are highly unlikely to be suitable for carrying biomass. Sadly some very expensive lessons are already being learnt. Here Les Williams of Dunlop Conveyor Belting discusses the essential and very specific characteristics that biomass-carrying belts must have in order to perform safely and efficiently. Continue reading Belts for Conveying Biomass – The Safety and critical Importance of Conveyor Belt Technology

Martin Engineering: Innovative Air Cannon Positioning at Clinker Cooler for easier Maintenance

By R. Felde A US cement factory faced serious problems with caking and build-up of hot clinker beneath the kiln discharge. Air cannons could fight this issue, but due to their positioning material backflow arose, necessitating extensive and awkward maintenance works. A retrofit and repositioning of the cannons reduced these efforts to almost naught. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Innovative Air Cannon Positioning at Clinker Cooler for easier Maintenance