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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.

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.

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.

Ecutec to build 350.000 tpa Calcium Carbonate Processing Plant in Jordan

The calcium carbonate processing plant for Developed Crushers will be equipped with 2 MW ball mill with multiple classifying systems
Crushing & Grinding
Ecutec Barcelona S.L. announced that Developed Crushers Co., which is part of the Manaseer Group in Jordan, has chosen Ecutec to build a Calcium Carbonate processing plant in Jordan with a total annual output of 350.000 t of highly technical products. Total investment for the plant, which will be built in Qatrana about one hour south of Amman, is estimated at approx. USD 30 million.

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