Case Study: Lifting and Replacing a Coal Transfer Conveyor Tube

coal-tube-lgh-case-studyEnerfab, Inc. was hired to complete the lifting and replacing of a conveyor tube for a coal transfer facility using rented Modulift® spreader beams from Lifting Gear Hire.

 
The Situation

In March of 2015, a 135-foot long conveyor belt at a utility coal transfer facility along the Mississippi River caught fire. The fire buckled the tubular conveyor structure causing it to become unstable. A neighboring 130-foot steel transfer house, which was used to transfer coal from one conveyor belt to another had also caught fire and burned down. With the facility running at less than 50% capacity, Enerfab, Inc. was hired to remove the damaged conveyor tube and install a new one in May, a few months later.

 

 

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