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Coal Flow Problems – Possible Solution: ROUND CHUTES

Posted by Raymond Perr, PE

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Mar 27, 2014 11:13:00 AM


By: Raymond Perr P. E.

The efficient handling of coal is essential to minimize costs and maximize profits at coal preparation plants, coal transshipment facilities and other locations where large amounts of coal are handled.  In some instances when the coal is sticky, moist or very fine, conventional rectangular chutes are prone to flow problems.

Regardless of the type of liners, coal still gets hung up in the corners, and in freezing weather, it gets even worse.

Recently, Industrial Resources installed round chutes at a coal terminal to minimize these types of flow issues.  The project included the design, fabrication and installation of the chutes. The fabrication was performed at Industrial‘s fabrication shop in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Without the corners, there is less opportunity for the flow problems.  

coal-chute-with-rounded-cornersRecent installation of coal chutes with round corners by Industrial Resources.

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Raymond Perr, PE

Written by Raymond Perr, PE

Raymond Perr P. E. Director of Business Development Industrial Resources, Inc P.O. Box 514 Carnegie, PA. 15106 Office - 412-279-8834 Cell - 304-534-1820

Topics: Coal Preparation


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Industrial Resources has over 200 combined years of service in the mineral industry. Our greatest service is the ability to produce in situations where others were unable to. We are proud to design and build projects on schedule and within the customers' budget.

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