bulk material storage Articles

  • Bulk Storage and Piping Case Study

    Background: This major steel manufacturer was founded in 1900 in and established the first formal research department in the steel industry in 1910. It grew through the development of specialty steels and new technology. Among the many "firsts" was the development of continuous rolling technology. This company holds more U.S. patents than any other specialty steel company. ...


    By Mech-Chem Associates, Inc.

  • New developments of vibratory feeders for large bulk material reclaim systems

    Summary The efficient economical storage, movement, control and blending of large tonnages at coal handling installations such as mines, power plants and port facilities require new and improved designs of vibratory equipment. Environmental and investment impact as well as operational advantages must be considered in the development of any new reclaim system. ...


    By General Kinematics

  • Moving difficult-to-handle bulk materials with flexible screw conveyors

    Flexible screw conveyor systems can be engineered to transport bulk materials that tend to pack, cake, smear, break apart or fluidize, and can prevent the separation of blended products. Flexible screw conveyors (Fig. 1) are suitable for most bulk materials, from sub-micron powders to large pellets, both free-flowing and non-free flowing. They are capable of conveying bulk materials at any angle ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Bulk tank cleaning case study

    We were contacted by a West Midlands based chemical manufacturer that required a large number of their tanks to be cleaned and decommissioned prior to demolition. The cleaning required a combination of non-man entry and man entry tank cleaning techniques an area that Progressive excel in. After several site visits and an audit of Progressive’s Health, Safety & Environmental procedures ...

  • Hazardous Material Storage Installations : Addressing concerns on safety and building public confidence

    Much public concern is raised on hazardous material bulk storages at vulnerable locations that cater the requirements of basic industries. This concern has grown into serious proportions after the ‘Bhopal’ incident. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, history’s worst chemical accident, occurred in the night on 2nd Dec, 1984 at the Union Carbide Pesticides Plant in Bhopal, India. Around 27 MT of deadly ...

  • Adapter bacteria control oil spill in bulk

    Introduction Microbac was called in to advise on a required treatment for an integrated bulk oil handling facility and sea-land terminal, receiving, storing and shipping a wide variety of liquid fuels, inorganic chemicals and petrochemicals, many of which are toxic to microorganisms. The variable and complex waste streams from tank truck cleaning, ballast and tank cleaning discharges from ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Higher-Quality Pumps Work Best For Bulk Liquid Terminals

    When you’re running a dockside petroleum liquid products, chemicals and LPG/LNG or multiple bulk liquids terminal, your reliability as a supplier – and the ability to win repeat business – is heavily reliant on the quality of the fluid-handling equipment and pumping systems on hand. Reliability rules For terminal operators, reliable handling and high transfer ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Oil Storage Requirements of the SPCC Regulations

    ABSTRACTThe SPCC regulations entail numerous requirements for the storage of oil. The intent of this paper is to summarize several of the complex requirements associated with oil storage at a facility subject to the SPCC regulations. INTRODUCTIONThe Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations are far reaching requirements promulgated by the ...

  • Gentle unloading of sodium perborate from bulk vehicles by pneumatic plug conveying

    Subject: Unloading bulk vehicles; conveyor system; conveying distance 9 meters horizontal, 12 meters vertical   Client: Labud d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia   Gericke Technology: Gentle unloading of bulk tankers; PTA-PL system (Pulseline®). Mobile docking station with integral controlunit, additional equipment for controlled and pulsed secondary air, injections along the pipe ...


    By Gericke

  • Unloading, feeding, conveying, storage, security sieving and drum filling of lactose

    Subject: Expansion of the existing facility in Nörten-Hardenberg to enable the production of Direct Compression Lactose (DCL).   Client: DMV International in Nörten-Hardenberg (Germany)   Gericke Technology: A Gericke Pulse Flow transport vessel type PTA 80 is used to convey the raw material from big-bags to a feeding hopper.    The Gericke Vibrating Bin ...


    By Gericke

  • Grain Tanks from CST Storage Help Whiskey Flow at Jack Daniels

    In a world that moves too fast, it’s nice to know some people don’t believe in shortcuts. That’s the spirit behind Jack Daniel’s, America’s oldest registered distillery. Founded in 1866, Jack Daniel’s is an iconic brand that’s synonymous with whiskey. From its modest beginnings, it has grown into a global brand that is available in more than 160 ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • TAIM WESER will supply stockyard machinery to REPSOL YPF to expand its Cartagena refinery.

    TAIM WESER will be responsible for designing, manufacturing and supplying two stockyard machinery facilities and a crane for the project to expand the Repsol YPF Cartagena Refinery. The oil company will invest more than 3,200 million Euros in this project, which will double the refinery’s current production and turn it into one of the most modern plants with the greatest conversion capacity in ...


    By Taim Weser S.A.

  • ClorTec® An Operational Profile of a Pennsylvania Water Treatment Plant’s On-site Hypochlorite Generating System

    For more than 30 years, on-site generation of sodium hypochlorite has been a key process in water treatment for municipal and industrial applications. The benefits of the on-site generation process over chlorine gas and bulk hypochlorite have been well documented and include: Eliminate bulk storage of hazardous chemicals Reduce risk to plant personnel because of drastically eliminate hazardous ...

  • Art or Science?

    The choice between dilute phase pneumatic conveying and flexible screw conveying is not always clear Everyone has rules of thumb when it comes to choosing a conveying system — rules based on bulk material characteristics, required flow rates and distances, source and destination, plant configuration, and other variables. But those with experience in all types of systems will tell ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • The most efficient distance between two points

    When bulk material characteristics, process parameters or space restrictions call for a flexible screw conveyor Deciding on the single most efficient method to move your material from point A to point B is a matter of simple deduction: just match your material flow characteristics, process parameters and space limitations to the performance windows and dimensional restrictions of ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Pneumatic dense phase conveying system for the cement industry

    Description: Conveying system over horizontal distances of 120 and 200 metres, with an additional vertical lift of 25 metres.   Client: ENCI Nederland B.V.   Gericke Technology: Pneumatic dense phase conveying system type PHFD 5750/D with silo-discharge and product-delivery facilities. Twin pressure vessel (transmitter) arrangement. Gericke type GB minimum wear conveyor pipeline ...


    By Gericke

  • Weigh batching: the benefits of an automated system

    In many plants that batch-blend bulk products, weigh batching is a manual, time-consuming operation in which ingredients are weighed individually before being charged to a blender or other process vessel. A significant number of such plants could benefit from the installation of an automated weigh batching system. For small as well as large operations, an automated weigh batching system can pay ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Sound Refining, Inc. - a ROTAN® Pump Success Story

    Sound Refining, Inc. - a ROTAN® Pump Success Story Sound Refining Inc. of Tacoma, Washington provides bulk liquid storage and supplies fuels, lubricants, and other products and services to industry in the Pacific Northwest.  Plant Superintendent, Tom Beck is responsible for maintaining incoming and outgoing product schedules. Tom tells us, ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Pneumatic dense phase conveying system for a Limestone Plant

    Description: Conveying system over a distance of 160 metres horizontal, 30 metres vertical lift with 6 conveying bends. Client: Limestone processing plant Gericke Technology:Continuous pneumatic dense phase PTA system with twin pressure vessel (transmitter) arrangement, each one holding 650 litres with fully automatic sequencing controls. Application: Conveying of powdered limestone from ...


    By Gericke

  • Bringing powdered metal blending in-house, rotary-style

    When processing powdered metal compounds for products such as gyro rotors, flywheels, counterbalances, boring bars and grinding quills, the proportion of powdered metal ingredients must be precise, and the distribution of those ingredients 100 percent uniform. Mi-Tech Metals, Indianapolis, IN, has been manufacturing products from high-density tungsten-based alloys for more than 26 years, during ...

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