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Glass Cullet

Fiberglass Manufacturer Reduces Maintenance Cost and Improves Operating Conditions with Drag Chain Conveyors CHALLENGE A global fiberglass insulation manufacturer sought an improved method for handling glass cullet and batch. The screw and belt conveyors used in all of the North American plants to move glass and bulk material were causing excessive maintenance and housekeeping issues and the unplanned […]

Power Generation

Ash Handling Efficiency Improves Operations and Reduces Maintenance for a Coal Powered Utility CHALLENGE A large +/-200 MW generation facility in Illinois had an ongoing maintenance challenge with the coal ash handling systems installed in the plant. Previous expansion left the utility with a range of different conveying equipment and complicated conveyor designs for handling the high temperature […]

Pulp and Paper Manufacturer

Pulp and Paper Mill Cuts Maintenance Costs and Improves Operations with Salt Cake Conveyor Redesign CHALLENGE A Pulp & Paper facility in Northwestern Pennsylvania had extensive issues with conveyor corrosion and subsequent failure on the salt cake handling system due to the corrosive vapor that was generated when the cake was introduced to a black liquor tank. The […]

Biomass Power Generation

Utility Uses Farm Waste to Generate Power and Capitalizes on Revenue Streams CHALLENGE CDM was contracted to provide a layout, conveyors, drives, structural steel towers and catwalk trusses for approx. 500 ft. of the conveying distance. Total conveying distance of the product is approximately 600 ft. Conveyors were designed at a rate of 20 TPH of Ash. In […]

Wood Products Manufacturer

En-Masse Twin Chain Retrofit Gets a Brazilian Wood Products Manufacturer Running at Full Capacity CHALLENGE Poor design and sizing of the existing conveyors complicated by incorrect flight selection meant the conveyors could not handle the required loads or the characteristics of the material. The material handling challenges lead to conveyor failure and unplanned downtime. PRODUCTS UTILIZED Drop-Forged Chain […]

Coal and Ash Handling

A University Reduces Maintenance and Increases Efficiency with a Complete Coal and Ash Handling System CHALLENGE A university in the northeastern part of North Dakota needed to upgrade their central heating system. The winters in the region are long and cold requiring a 7 month heating season. The aging system was costly to operate due to high maintenance […]

Drag Chain Conveying System

Drag Chain Conveying System Supports Refinery Filter Cake Recycle and Reuse CHALLENGE A large oil company sought to expand refinery operations at one of their global locations. The expansion required an effective way to handle the filter cake at a new refinery. The high-volume of filter cake coupled with the system redundancy required by the producer meant numerous […]

Potash Producer

Potash Producer Realizes Operating Savings through Conveying Equipment Standardization CHALLENGE A global Potash mining and processing company planned for a major expansion at an existing facility in Saskatchewan, Canada along with a new processing plant adjacent to the existing operation. The expansion and new construction would double the capacity of the Potash producer. The expansion was needed to […]

Biomass Power Generation

Power Plant Improves Reliability and Uptime with Improved Feedstock Conveying PROBLEM Original material handling system design was inefficient created unexpected downtime and added negatively to production costs. CHALLENGE Redesign a material handling system for boiler biomass that enhanced feedstock flow and had a long service life. PRODUCTS UTILIZED Drop-Forged Chain En-Masse Conveyor A small power producer had a […]