Schaumburg, Illinois, improved salt storage by constructing a Domar salt dome (Domar Corporation of America, Montclair, New Jersey) in 1978, but experienced problems with the traditional belt loader which was used to fill the dome. In seeking a solution, visits were made to fertilizer storage plants near Schaumburg. Operators of the fertilizer storage plants were using an enclosed conveyor system that had fewer parts and greater horsepower, and was described as "low in maintenance." Schaumburg installed such a system at its salt storage dome this past summer. Other municipalities have already tested its merits. They have found it to increase efficiency and reduce costs. A key benefit noted is that the salt is completely aerated, eliminating lumping and clumping of salt. The system also ensures safety and environmental sensitivity, requires virtually no clean-up due to spillage, and resists corrosion. A less obvious benefit is the more uniform mix of sand and salt that can be achieved by running the materials through the conveyor.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Publication Date: 1990-7

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  • Accession Number: 00496687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM