Powder and Bulk Engineering
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Skip Navigation LinksHome) Item Details
Powder and Bulk Engineering is a technical publication devoted to readers in the bulk solids market, worldwide.
Case Histories
Item Details:
Publication Date: 11/1989
Pages: 2
PDF Format
Related Item(s):
Recommended Item:
Air cannon power gets material flowing

A Louisiana utility uses internal-valve air cannons to discharge rice-hull fuel from a 400-ton storage bin.

Agrilectric Power of Lake Charles, La., burns rice hulls, a by-product of milling, to produce steam and electricity. The power is then supplied to the nearby Farmer's Rice Mill or sold to the Gulf States Utilities power grid. The utility burns up to 300 tons of rice hulls per day. The hulls are stored in two 13-gauge steel bins; each has a 400-ton capacity and is 40 feet high and 36 feet in diameter. Screw conveyors in the bottom of each bin transport the hulls into the generating plant.

To read this entire article:

You may purchase this article now for personal use. Simply click the Buy Item button above, enter your payment details, and download the article. It will be available to you for 7 days for viewing, printing, or saving for future reference. All articles are copyrighted by CSC Publishing, Inc. and cannot be used for commercial purposes without express permission in writing from the Publisher. This includes but is not limited to: web posting, printing, or sharing via email.


Your payment information is forwarded in an encrypted form, using 40- or 128-bit Secure Socket Layer technology, only to our payment gateway ( for processing.


To view an article, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Click on the icon to download Acrobat Reader free of charge.

      Copyright 2014, CSC Publishing Inc. ALL Rights Reserved * Privacy policy