Scraper Bridge Loading Data Acquisition
True loading data can reduce the cost and inherent risk of new equipment. When specifying new equipment there is often much uncertainty as to the true design parameters, even if existing equipment is already in service in the same application on site. This can lead to either cautious over-engineering or problems further down the line: Costly in either case! With a view to supporting all parties in the design specification stages of a settlement tank project, A&J Water Treatment have developed a drive torque monitoring system which can be temporarily fitted to new or existing scraper equipment (subject to verification by site survey) to provide drive loading data and therefore, by theoretical calculation, true scraper blade loading data to be used in the specifying of new equipment on site. Analysis can be undertaken over a single tank rotation or studied over weeks or even months of operation.