Coal Terminal

Coal Terminal, USA

Case Study 3 – Coal Terminal, USA

To meet the growing demand for energy, coal from this western US coal mine is loaded on rail cars at the astonishing rate of 70 tons in 10 seconds. A reliable discharge system needed to be designed that could deal with the difficult flow properties of coal.

After a detailed flowablility analysis, design of the unique withdrawal hopper and concrete silo was done with particular geometric properties and lined with materials to promote mass flow.

As a fast track project, detail design was done in four months to enable a 12 month overall construction schedule. Consultec provided detailed civil, structural design.

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