During the most recent decades the utilization of (otherwise) waste materials and biomass as alternative fuels in the cement industry and power plants showed great growth figures. This article shows, how these materials can be handled. Continue reading How to Handle the Fire’s Feed – Effective Utilization of Alternative Fuels
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
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
Newcastle (QLD), Australia – During 9-11 July 2019, the Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling (ASBSH) will hold its 13th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling (ICBMH) in Surfers Paradise Gold Cost (QLD), Australia. Authors are invited to submit the abstracts of proposed papers until 30 November 2018.
Chatham Maritime, United Kingdom – In January 2013 experts came together at an event hosted by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, with the objective of trying to identify best practice of fire prevention and management for biomass storage systems. Research has progressed further, and more practical experience gained, so the organisers have decided to hold a third meeting to see how things have developed.
In the area of biomass handling, we offer high consistency of dosing for safe and precise feeding of the right amount of energy to the thermal process. With this, Geroldinger, with its system, has mastered all kinds of fuels with cellulose content from miscanthus and nutshells to wood chips, wood dust and shavings. Safe storage, discharge and constant feeding to the boiler result in fully automatic and extremely economical operation.
(Published on YouTube on January 5, 2017)
A.B.S. flex containers can be found, where bulk goods have to be stored quickly, efficiently and reliably. This includes the plastics and recycling industry, in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry as well as in the food, feed and confectionery sectors. As an international manufacturer, A.B.S. has installed over 50,000 silos across the world.
(Published on YouTube on April 11, 2012)