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If the Belt is on Fire

Burning belts do not only mean production losses, but often also a thread for personnel and equipment.
Belt Conveyor Safety
Playing with fire!? - Belt conveyors are sophisticated equipment widely used in the transportation business. Most often, nevertheless, their function is of paramount importance for the plants they serve: If the belt conveyors fail, the plant (or port) might be paralysed, so their weaknesses should always be kept in mind.

Dump the Ore!

A train is approaching the railcar dumper at an iron ore smelter.
Unit Train Unloading
Unit trains are in common use when it comes to in-land transport of bulk solids over great distances. To keep the pace of transport, fast unloading is of paramount interest. How to afford fast unloading is described in this article.

Big is never big enough

MVR 6000 C-6 – Australias  largest cement mill.
Cement Milling Plants
Milling Plants in the Cement Industry (as well as in related industries) are very demanding. Plants have to operate around the clock, and drive capacities of up to 12,000 KW and grinding capacities of up to 1000 t/h are being discussed. Due to the trend towards ever increasing plant capacities the development of new designs needs to be accelerated.

Logistics in Mining and Minerals

Dust controlled ship discharge by rail mounted Eco Hopper at the port of Jurong.
Dry Bulk Logistics
Today raw material transport over great distances is a standard procedure in the minerals and metals industries. Industrial minerals are now shipped across the globe in vast volumes demanding efficient logistics to minimise both the cost of transportation and the carbon footprint. Especially under these circumstances, ingenious solutions for the handling of material during storage and transshipping can help save the pivotal dollar.

World’s largest Wood Pellet Store

View onto two the newly installed concrete dome silos for the storage of wood pellets at Drax power station near York, UK.
Wood Pellet Handling
In the UK as well as in the rest of Europe biomass fuel is finding ever more attention. To enable the utilisation of such materials in power plants on a big scale they have to be supplied in consistent quality with regard to chemical and physical composition. This can be achieved by transforming them into pellets, with the additional benefit that systems for handling such materials already exist.

Eco-friendly Coal Storage

The storage system features a stacker/reclaimer and a belt conveyor with innovative CST-drives.
Covered Coal Storage
India based JSW Group, a USD 11 Billion conglomerate with commodities in different sectors of industry, has put up a 1200 MW power plant in Maharashtra state. For supplying the power plant with coal they installed a covered storage facility in the purpose built private port of Jaigarh.

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