COMPUTERIZED PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SYSTEM AT THE PITTSBURGH & CONNEAUT DOCK COMPANY

The operating plan provides for coal to be loaded into vessels either directly from railroad cars or from ground storage. The overall system consists of more than 11,000 ft of conveyors with 23,000 ft of belting, mostly 72 in. wide, two shiploaders, two traveling stackers, two reclaimers, an underpile reclaim pit, a three-car unloading track pit, a thaw shed accommodating eight 100-ton cars and 6000-ton silos. A fleet of eight large bulldozers compact the coal to prevent spontaneous combustion. The modern multi-million ton coal handling and storage system permits coal to be shipped to Conneaut for storage on a year-round basis. This new concept in coal handling and storage, in addition to eliminating surges, delays, and shutdowns in the coal and railroad industries, substantially improved freight car utilization by alleviating the many problems previously encountered in attempting to match vessel availability with coal train arrivals.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Iron and Steel Engineers

    Empire Building
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15222
  • Authors:
    • McGuirk, C H
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 30-35
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132936
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM