Compact conveyor bends for magnesium oxide require little elbow room
When standard stainless steel conveying elbows frequently wore out, a coal-fired power-generating facility installed compact, durable elbows.
PECO Energy Company's Eddystone generating plant operates two generating units, providing the Philadelphia area with 300 megawatts of power. The plant receives 2- to 3-inch chunks of bituminous coal by railcar from western Pennsylvania. A rotary railcar unloader inverts each railcar, dumping the coal into a hopper. A belt conveyor then moves the coal to a hammermill that reduces the coal to about 1/2 inch. Another belt conveyor moves the coal to a stacker that places the coal in storage piles or to coal bunkers that are refilled daily.