Articles (12)

A Square Heresy

November 2013: World Coal
Volume: 23 Number 11
Written By: Phil Wowak

Optimized and engineered flow control transfer chutes designed to reduce dusting and improve wear and flow-ability have now been around for about twenty years. There are several common designs that seem to dominate the coal handling arena, all with varying degrees of success.  The optimal design goal is to make them small and make them round!

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The Importance of Clean Conveyors

January 2013: World Coal
Written By: Aaron Gibbs and Mark Bayley

With the need to improve efficiency, safety and productivity at today’s coal mines, coal preparation plants, ports and bulk shipping terminals, and coal-fired power plants, good housekeeping and dust and carry-back reduction are increasingly important. Belt cleaners are an essential and key part to any clean, efficient conveyor system: according to the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 39% of conveyor-related accidents occur while cleaning or shoveling around conveyors.

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