Feed belt from the rail car dumper with 12.2m of drop to feed either a stack out belt or a plant feed belt.
Feed belt is a 1.5m wide 2,200 tph system dropping about 12.2m to a 1.1m wide plant feeder belt or a 1.5m wide stack out belt.
The old chute work at a coal-fired electric power plant required a high level of maintenance due to wear from uncontrolled material flow. The existing flop gate required routine cleaning and maintenance because moving components were in the material stream. Housekeeping and dust mitigation were also major concerns.
The engineers designed and fabricated a 1-on-2 Transfer Chute with Tasman Warajay Technology® which included 90% alumina ceramic tile wear liners to handle the abrasive wear of the coal.
This system has been in operation for several years with no maintenance required on the liners. The bucket diverter has provided trouble free switching to the system largely because there are no moving parts in the coal stream. This facility is spending very minimal time maintaining the transfer chute and cleaning up dust and spilled material around it. This provides for efficient and cost effective operations without costly interruptions.