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ASGCO® Products Solve Fugitive Material Containment Problems at a Northwestern Coal Fired Power Plant

Northwestern Coal Fired Power Plant

ASGCO® Tru-Trainer® series of conveyor belt tracking idlers, Impact Cradle Beds”‘, X-Wear”‘ (AR) Internal Skirtboard Liners & Clamp-Mount”‘ Conveyor Skirtboard Sealing System with Tri-Seal”‘

To contain the fugitive material by reducing airborne dust, controlling spillage and reducing or eliminating housekeeping issues.

This northwestern coal fired power plant was experiencing tremendous amounts of coal escaping through the load zone area. There were several issues that needed attention. The belt was mis-tracking in the impact area of the load zone and it was not fully supported due to impact rollers being used. Both situations resulted in excess spillage and airborne dust.  Read moreRead more

Conveyor Impact Beds

ASGCO Conveyor Impact Beds Provide Spillage Solutions for a Coal Peparation Plant

Problem: A coal preparation plant that handles over 13,000,000 tons of coal per year, had several issues with spillage in the various conveyor load zones throughout the plant. The spillage was created from the belt not being properly supported (too much sag between idlers) where the coal was being loaded. Read moreRead more


ASGCO Improves Operating Efficiency of Coal-Fired Power Plant’s Conveyor System


The tripper component of the coal handling conveyor system was a major issue for several reasons, with the current OSHA NEP combustible dust requirements, to address any airborne dust issues, being the top priority. Read moreRead more


Solving a PRB Power Plant Carry-Back Challenge

Challenge: Material Carry-back and Dust

While discussing the challenges with key employees, and doing a thorough analysis of the plant, we discovered some of the problems that were occurring, including; issues with conveyor belts not getting cleaned properly as well as tensioning systems on the primary belt cleaners locking up (or taking a set) and causing major material carry-back problems within the plant. Read moreRead more