Two Secil cement plants in Portugal will take delivery of SAMSON® feeders for the handling of alternative fuels over the next few months. A SAMSON® 380 with a centre distance of 8.8 m and a conveying capacity of 90 tph will be supplied to C.M.P. Maceira at the end of March. In May, the Secil-Outão cement plant will receive a machine of almost identical construction, but with centre distance of 8 m. This continues the trend of employing the SAMSON® feeder for the handling of alternative fuels.
Alternative fuels require flexibility
The mobile conveyor had previously been predominantly used for reception of corrective materials and additives, but lately the increased use of alternative fuels has brought about new uses for the feeder. Alternative fuels are utilised by cement producers worldwide to improve the carbon footprint and reduce costs. Energy-bearing materials such as sewage slag, residues from manufacturing industry, biomass or industrial and domestic wastes, with their widely varying material properties, demand a flexible machinery concept. The SAMSON® has already tested this flexibility in many applications. In contrast to traditional transfer points, the machine not only receives the material but also actively extracts it from the truck. In this way a controlled material flow is guaranteed irrespective of whether the materials are wet, sticky, dusty, heavy or abrasive. In addition, the machine requires no special structural preparation and is very quickly ready for operation in various locations.
The machine also makes short-term intermediate material storage possible. The model, which features a greater belt width, can convey any bulk material reliably without bridge formation or spillage.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Markham.
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