VIBRATORY FEEDERS HELP CONTROL WET WESTERN COAL

Multiple feed/handling problems associated with the heavier, denser, high moisture content western coal are being controlled successfully at the Colstrip, Mont. operation of Western Energy Co., through operation of its new coal handling system. The system incorporates heavy-duty vibratory feeders arranged with reciprocating feeders to move coal from the stockpile through a supply tunnel to rail loadout. The system is set up so that any one cluster of five feeders--three vibrating and two reciprocating--can deliver a total of 4000 tons/hr of coal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maclean-Hunter Publishing Company

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 66-67
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM