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January 25, 2013

ASGCO Tru-Trainer® Belt Tracking Idler Solves Tracking Problem on FGD Scrubbing Conveyor

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Challenge

The customer is a larger coal burning power plant that has had FGD Scrubber Conveyors in service for many years to help control the plants emissions. The product that is being conveyed is a synthetic gypsum product that is either conveyed or shipped to a nearby gypsum board plant. This product is very sticky and corrosive and builds up on the conventional return idlers and return trainers. This causes the belt to mis-track and rub the conveyor structure.

Recommendations

After ASGCO representatives surveyed the conveyor and pointed out some of the problems that were causing the belt mis-tracking, the benefits of installing two return Tru-Trainers to help keep the conveyor belt centered on the conveyor were discussed.

Results

After installing the Tru-Trainers the belt immediately centered itself on the conveyor system. The customer watched the performance of the Tru-Trainer Flat Return Idlers and was extremely impressed.

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