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Can you go with the Flow? Solids Flowmeters for Industrial Applications

Solids flowmeter systems are used in any industry from food to power generation.
Bulk Solids Flow
Solids flowmeters are an interesting solution to indicate flow rates in pipes and chutes. Matt Morrissey, Product Manager Weighing Technology at Siemens, says 'interesting' because “they are only moderately accurate, costly, require a lot of tuning after installation and are usually only as good as the whole process around them.”

Sixth Siwertell Continuous Ship Unloader for Mai-Liao Power Plant

Siwertell will deliver a ST 940 DOB-type continuous ship unloader with a rated coal unloading capacity of 2000 t/h for the Mai-Liao power plant in Taiwan.
Continuous Ship Unloading
Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract to supply a sixth continuous ship unloader for the Mai-Liao power plant in Taiwan. Five large Siwertell unloaders are currently in operation supplying coal to the 4200 MW facility, the third largest in the country. Three of the unloaders were delivered in 2001 and two in 2006. This latest order was booked in Cargotec's 2015 third quarter order intake.

How to Handle the Fire’s Feed

Tripper/stacker with portal reclaimer for biomass fuel at an installation Plainfield (CT), USA
Effective Utilization of Alternative Fuels
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. However, the low heat values of alternative fuels require larger handling and storage systems that are more flexible. This article shows, how these materials can be handled.

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.

Takraf to refurbish giant Belt Conveyor Bridges for Lignite Mining

F60 is the series designation of five overburden conveyor bridges used in lignite mining in Germany, said to be the largest movable technical industrial machines in the world.
Overburden Conveyor Bridges
After around 40 years of operation, two F 60 conveyor bridges in Lusatia, Germany, will be refurbished within the next two years. On the basis of comprehensive structural analyses made by Takraf, the large equalizer, roller table, ball and socket joint of 1250 mm diameter and vertical rail of the 60 m overburden conveyor bridge in Nochten opencast mine will be replaced, and Takraf has been awarded the respective engineering contract.

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