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Cost Optimisation in Grain Storage: Silo management for Grain Mills and their Customers

By S. Hadraschek – Reducing logistic costs is of paramount interest in todays grain and flower handling. The combined hard- and software solution presented hereafter can help to simplify the control and order process. Continue reading Cost Optimisation in Grain Storage: Silo management for Grain Mills and their Customers

BinMaster: What Makes 3D Level Measurement Different?

Measuring material levels in silos and converting levels to inventory is a tall task. When material piles unevenly, calculating accurate volume measurement is difficult. According to BinMaster, their 3DLevelScanner is the only level sensor that measures more than one point with a single sensor. Continue reading BinMaster: What Makes 3D Level Measurement Different?

Sometimes a Hit is unavoidable – The well-known “Silo Hammer” has a pneumatically driven Equivalent

One of the most often met problems during the handling of bulk solid materials is that the material which has been filled into a silo will stuck in the same. One way to get the infill flowing again is to transfer a mechanical impulse into the hopper wall, as described in the following presentation. Continue reading Sometimes a Hit is unavoidable – The well-known “Silo Hammer” has a pneumatically driven Equivalent

Safeguarding Your Silos – Hycontrol ensures essential Silo Safety for Sika

By M. Stevenson, D. Green When global sealant and adhesive specialists Sika suspected its over-pressurization control system fell short of existing regulations, they asked a global supplier of such systems to investigate and recommend a suitable new system. Continue reading Safeguarding Your Silos – Hycontrol ensures essential Silo Safety for Sika

Sufficient Stock at Lower Cost: Reducing the Cost of Carrying Safety Stocks

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

Bulk Materials Storage Design: Considerations for the Design of Materials Handling Storage Plants

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

ESI Eurosilo: Three 100.000 cubic meter Coal Silos for the EMBA Hunutlu Power Plant

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

Design of a High Speed Transfer Chute in a confined Space – A DEM Case Study

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

EDEM: new Version of EDEM BulkSim Software for simulation-based Design of Transfer Chutes

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

Limestone in a Silo: OK – but out? Resolving Material Accumulation in Cement Plant Limestone Silo

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