ASGCO® Engineering Design, Point Cloud Scanning Technology, Chute Fabrication, Syntron Feeders and Product Installation Provide Complete Turnkey Service at This Eastern Coal Fired Power Plant.
Challenge: The older existing feeder was clogging and not producing enough product flow to
supply the operation. The objective was to restore and control the material flow from an above
ground surge to the underground conveyor belt that feeds the power plant. The conveyor
descended down an incline into a narrow underground tunnel making movement difficult.
The existing heavy feeders and knife gate needed to be removed but getting over the obstructions
(such as existing equipment, detouring around piping and railings) was extremely challenging.
In addition, five to six layers of stainless steel liners in the surge pile that feeds into the hopper
had to be trimmed and cut in order to fit the new hopper against the ceiling.
The need for accuracy in the design and prefabrication of the feeder system and chutes
to fit the existing structures was extremely important to meet the plant’s capacity
flow of 300 TPH of 2” minus coal.