COAL FLOW PROBLEMS FOR COAL PREPARATION AND PROCESSING PLANTS – COAL SOLUTIONS: ROUND CHUTES
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.
Recent installation of coal chutes with round corners by Industrial Resources.
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