Feasibility study to evaluate export coal at Puerto Topolobampo, MX. Prepared phased expansion plans for conveying systems, storage facilities and vessel loading systems implemented at various phases of expansion.
Coal and Pet Coke
Project concept development for refinery coke system improvements including: – replacement coke crane – upgraded pit/pad reclaim arrangement – conveying to storage yard – dozer reclaim to new reclaim conveying equipment – truck loadout for delivery to a new barge loading station
Evaluated the existing railcar unloading system to accommodate an increase in annual throughput. Project tasks included: rotary railcar dumper inspection and condition assessment, dumper replacement cost evaluation and rapid discharge bottom dump railcar unloading evaluation. Developed dumper replacement layout drawings and mini-specifications packages to solicit quotations from rotary dumper manufacturers to replace the aging dumper […]
Developed concepts for expanding the existing coal terminal to handle a progressive increase in annual throughput. Provided phased expansion plans to expand live storage capacity using linear traveling stacking equipment to reduce the use of dozers to reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies. Planned upgrades for reclaim systems, conveyor distribution and a new ship loader […]
Developed transfer geometries and layouts for several conveyors in a high-capacity multi-cargo conveyor system. Transfers included adjustable trajectory deflectors, transfer chutes and bottom inlet belt loaders. Utilized stream flow methodology and DEM analysis to design chutes that minimize turbulence and impact within the transfer in order to minimize degradation, chute wear, spillage and dust.
Evaluation and design of conveyor transfers for multi-cargo shiploader and 2-speed conveyors. Employed stream flow methodology and DEM modeling to develop moving-wall, adjustable deflectors and transfer chutes for variable flow characteristics. Designs addressed product aeration and impact, reducing spillage and dust emissions.
Prepared an initial Basis of Design, Conceptual Design and budgetary capital costs for a new bulk materials export terminal to handle iron ore concentrate and coal at a new facility in Pittsburg, CA. Project planned as a phased development to address initial tonnage projections and growth over a multi-year period. Perpared evaluations and planning documents […]