By A. Sharabi – Following, please find how accurate level measurement can improve inventory reporting and reduce safety stocks of bulk solids, helping companies meet financial targets, reduce costs and increase sales. Continue reading Sufficient Stock at Lower Cost: Reducing the Cost of Carrying Safety Stocks
By S. Roos – Bulk material storage is either used for buffering between different handling/processing steps (e.g. ahead of the washing plant in mines) or as an “equalizer” in batch-wise working processes. Associated problems and counter measures are described hereafter. Continue reading Bulk Materials Storage Design: Considerations for the Design of Materials Handling Storage Plants
Purmerend, Netherlands – With three large coal silos for the EMBA Hunutlu thermal power plant in Turkey, ESI recently received the biggest order in its history. As the new power plant is located in one of Turkey’s precious nature reserves, the plant needs to comply with high environmental requirements, including taking as little land space as possible. Therefore, the Eurosilo system provided the best solution to fuel the 2 × 660 MW power station. Continue reading ESI Eurosilo: Three 100.000 cubic meter Coal Silos for the EMBA Hunutlu Power Plant
By A. Edilbert , R. Spaargaren, C. Geijs, J. Ruijgrok, G. Lodewijks, D. Schott – This paper aims to redesign a transfer chute as used in a Eurosilo system specifically for handling coal. The velocity of material vertically entering the chute was estimated at 15 to 34 m/s depending on the fill height of the silo. A three-stage approach was taken. First the existing situation with the highest velocity was modelled with DEM (Discrete Element Simulations), and the results of the wear profile on the existing chute were compared with practice. Secondly, three configurations were designed and the performance of these configurations in terms of wear volume were tested by simulation. Thirdly, and lastly, the performance of the configuration in terms of ensuring material flow through the chutes for a cohesive coal was evaluated. Based on the results of the simulation, two chute designs showed an improved performance where less wear was observed while securing flow through the chute. Continue reading Design of a High Speed Transfer Chute in a confined Space – A DEM Case Study
Edinburgh, United Kingdom – EDEM, one of the leading companies in Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology for bulk and granular materials simulation, has released a new version of EDEM BulkSim software – a specialized tool for designing and optimizing transfer points and chutes in the mining industry. Continue reading EDEM: new Version of EDEM BulkSim Software for simulation-based Design of Transfer Chutes
By C. Schmelzer – Cement production involves a good deal of bulk material handling. As the base materials, and especially their handling behaviour, are prone to humidity, special action must be taken to keep these materials moving in the course of the production process. Continue reading Limestone in a Silo: OK – but out? Resolving Material Accumulation in Cement Plant Limestone Silo
Lincoln (NE), United States – Rotaries are a common point level indicator used for high-, mid- and low-level material detection in bins, tanks, and silos. BinMaster‘s standard and fail-safe rotaries can be fit with a wide assortment of paddles and mounting plates, extensions and process connections, ensuring BinMaster has the right rotary to meet your needs. Continue reading BinMaster: Rotary Point Level Indicator
Lincoln (NE), United States – Operations processing powders, fine-grained, or coarse-grained bulk solids can add the BinMaster VR-90 vibrating rod or VF-95 vibrating fork to their arsenal of point level sensors for hazardous locations. The VR-90 and VF-95 are approved to ATEX, FM, CSA, and IEC standards for use in hazardous locations. Both the vibrating rod and fork are available with either an electropolished or precision-casted stainless-steel housing suitable for food or chemical processing environments. Continue reading BinMaster: Vibrating Sensors measure Levels in hazardous Locations
Copenhagen, Denmark – Xuan Thanh Cement has awarded FLSmidth a contract to deliver equipment for a brownfield cement production line in Ha Nam province in Vietnam. The contract has a value of around DKK 550 million (approx. USD 82 million). The order is due to be fully delivered by the end of 2020, and once operational the production line will have a capacity of 12,500 tonnes per day.
Lincoln (NE), United States – Using a continuous level sensor to monitor the material level in your storage vessels can help your operation maintain efficiency – preventing costly process interruptions and keeping you up-to-date on your inventory level. This whitepaper is intended to help operations choose a continuous level sensor without having to wade through volumes of technical data. It will briefly describe the sensor types available, address the pros and cons of each type, and explain what information you need to gather before working with a sensor supplier.