The SOTO Bulk Materials Handling team were engaged to provide a complete engineering solution for an Iron Ore stacker, including a comprehensive redesign of the transfer. The new design was developed and validated with material flow analysis using calibrated DEM. A full package of fabrication drawings to required standards are being supplied.
Several problems had been identified with the operation and maintenance of their existing transfer on the Secondary Iron Ore Stacker and it had reached the end of its life. The chute was handling all material blended via the secondary yard beds with a high percentage directly from the bulk berth department. The transfer handles 2300tph of constant flow and surges to 2600tph. The Ore frequently has a high moisture content of up to 11%, which resulted in frequent blockages of the existing transfer.
The scope included a comprehensive engineering solution incorporating:
The replacement transfer will: