Project Overview

Inspect, engineer, modify, and refurbish components to convert an Asphalt Dryer and base frame into a coal dryer.  This included patching the drum, moving, and installing the bag house, all associated duct work, and conveyor system.  Finch also relocated the control room, refurbished a thrust roller, and ground (2) tires and (2) trunnions to run true.  Lastly, the drum was laser aligned for free-floating operation and startup support was provided.

Project Specifications

  • Engineering required initial site visits, a detailed inspection plan report with recommendations, and a detailed installation plan.
  • Refurbish one thrust roller, grind two tires and two trunnions on-site, and provide patches for the drum.
  • Set base frame on new concrete pads and install drum and thrust roller.
  • Install breeching duct work and bag house.
  • Install pneumatic blower into bag house discharge and storage silo.
  • Install and reassemble mineral silo.
  • Relocate and install sling conveyor under dryer as well as feed and discharge conveyors.
  • Perform full laser alignment and start up engineering support.
  • This project included install team, engineer, cranes, welders and manlifts.

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