MiniPak: Portable Dust Suppression System

Posted on February 10, 2022 in Dust Control, and Fugitive Dust Emissions

MiniPak: Portable Dust Suppression System Bulk material handling by nature releases dust and makes it airborne. As tons of product are transferred at a facility each day, dust can come from many sources, from the load zone to haul roads to rail dumps. Bulk material handlers contending with fugitive dust may require a solution that […]

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Conveyor Belt Idlers: Essential Parts Under the Belt

Posted on February 7, 2022 in Conveyor Belts, Transfer Systems, and Uncategorized

Conveyor Belt Idlers Bulk material handlers depend on the conveyor belt and idlers as foundational to daily operations. The performance of that vital component in turn greatly relies on other sometimes less-heralded parts that support and preserve its function. During a typical day, a conveyor belt will transfer tons of bulk material, much of which […]

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Industrial Clean Sweep AC – Air Control System

Posted on January 10, 2022 in Material Flow

Industrial Clean Sweep AC Air Control System Most bulk material handlers would agree that a perfect day at the plant would include an uninterrupted material flow: no shutdowns, little to no maintenance, nothing but steady production from sun up to sundown. Clean Sweep AC eliminates bridging, ratholes, and material handling build-up. Each nozzle emits a […]

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Dust Suppression Methods for the Aggregate Industry

Posted on September 1, 2022 in Dust Control

Bulk material handling of aggregates such as limestone, gravel, and sand remains highly competitive, even in periods of fluctuating economic activity. Product still needs to be moved and transported, deadlines have to be met, and operations must remain profitable. Top operational goals are ensuring that production continues, material is not wasted, and downtime is minimized. […]

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Taking Control of the Biomass Load Zone

Posted on August 1, 2022 in Material Handling, and Transfer Systems

Biomass energy continues to grow in the U.S. In 2021, biomass provided about 4.8 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) of energy output (4.8 quadrillion BTU), which is equal to about 5% of total U.S. primary energy consumption. Of that amount, about 48% was from biofuels (mostly ethanol); 44% was from wood and wood-derived biomass; and […]

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Making Worker Safety a Priority

Posted on July 15, 2022 in Dust Control, and Fugitive Dust Emissions

Bulk material handlers are familiar with the problem of dust in maintaining a workplace that is safe for employees. Dust is a serious and persistent worker-safety issue that warrants regular review of dust control procedures. Dust at bulk material handling facilities is typically classified as fugitive dust: dust that escapes the process that created it […]

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Dust at Pulp & Paper Mills

Posted on July 8, 2022 in Dust Control, and Fugitive Dust Emissions

Pulp and paper processing is among the world’s oldest and biggest endeavors, and U.S. pulp and paper mills rank among the nation’s largest industries. They include more than 550 manufacturing facilities in 42 states and employ over 200,000 people. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, each year U.S. mills produce 9 million tons of pulp […]

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Conveyor Belt Misalignment

Posted on June 15, 2022 in Conveyor Belts, and Transfer Systems

Much is asked of the conveyor belt, which provides substantial effort and service for bulk material handling operations. As the belt conveys large amounts of raw material each day, it is important the correct conveyor cleaning strategy and center-loading practices are maintained to eliminate carryback and spillage issues. Belt tracking involves implementing corrective belt tracking […]

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Industrial Conveyor Safety in the Workplace

Posted on May 18, 2022 in Conveyor Belts, and Material Handling

Material handling systems involve the constant movement of massive amounts of product along the conveyor belt, the heart of production. With so much size, weight, and machinery in motion, personal safety in the load zone remains an ever-present concern. Just a few hazards related to conveyor equipment and components are: material spillage that falls or […]

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Digital Scanning for Accurate Engineering

Posted on May 4, 2022 in Engineered Transfer Chutes, and Transfer Systems

Bulk material handling operations continue to grow and produce with increasing demands and complexity. Achieving optimal customer service and operating margins production requires precision of system design, equipment, and procedures. It also calls for a common understanding of precise project details among plant managers and personnel. If equipment is not to spec, safe demolition is […]

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Ports & Terminals Material Handling: How to Avoid Demurrage Charges

Posted on April 11, 2022 in Engineered Transfer Chutes, Material Handling, and Transfer Systems

Ports & Terminals Material Handling: How to Avoid Demurrage Charges Our domestic and global economies depend on international trade. A large part of that trade involves industrial ports and terminals through which barges and ships transport tons of materials through handling systems with many moving components. As the shipped product is loaded, unloaded, and conveyed, […]

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