MATERIALS HANDLING SYSTEM TAMES DIFFICULT PRODUCT

Fluid petroleum coke is handled, stored and loaded on ships at an unusual facility in Benicia, Calif. Kaiser Engineers designed the system for Humble Oil Refining Co. The Benicia Port Terminal Co. operates it. Among its more troublesome aspects are dustiness-high dust emission when dry, abrasiveness-high wear on liners and moving parts, fluidity-difficult to contain, and stickiness-packs when wet. Over-all, the system, a blend of pneumatic and conventional equipment, has proved to be the most effective approach. Use of conventional underground car hoppers, feeder, belt conveyors, and bucket elevators, would have resulted in high maintenance costs because of the greater number of moving parts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technical Publishing Company

    308 East James Street
    Barrington, IL  USA  60010
  • Authors:
    • Yount, W
  • Publication Date: 1970-5-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 57-59
  • Serial:
    • Plant Engineering
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Technical Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1971 12:00AM