Competing in a global market for steel requires optimal performance. Premium production depends on your plant’s ability to supply product without delays or complications.
During production, your conveyor systems moving iron ore, coal/coke, hot sinter and limestone/dolomite must work reliably while minimizing dust and spillage. In addition, environmental standards for dust generation from loading/unloading operations, storage yards and vehicular traffic are now even more stringent.
Benetech solutions for material handling dust control at steel plants help prevent and avoid problems to ensure maximum output, less maintenance and a safer, cleaner operation.
Challenges to Metalworking Dust Control
Sustaining high performance in the steel industry requires you to maintain a steady material flow, including unloading, storage, sizing, coking and sintering operations. Whether spillage, carryback or belt mistracking, just one snag can halt operations and create safety issues. Dust from open piles, vehicle traffic and dust from open terrain can cause problems as well.
As a steel-mill operator, you’re especially on alert for spillage and fugitive dust, which also wear down conveyor belts. Worn-out conveyor belt components such as cleaners, idlers, trackers and ploughs further threaten operations and prevent the belt from achieving its design capabilities.
Specialists in Steel Plant Material Flow Control and Dust Suppression: Case in Point
Benetech understands what it takes to continue production at full capacity. We provide your plant the assessments and solutions for efficient material conveying systems and steel plant dust suppression.
One recent example of our precise problem-solving involved a major integrated steel mill. After startup of the new mill, bottlenecks began to significantly impact operations. Working closely with the plant, we modified transfer chutes to increase production and addressed major dusting issues in the storage yards.
In addition to installing advanced transfer chutes, we designed and installed more than 400 water spray cannons in the material handling yards. These cannons were distinctly powered by local solar panels and controlled by multiplexed radio transmission from the mill’s central-yard control room. This avoided the installation of miles of power and signal cabling while providing fully automated function.
Other Benetech technology deployed at the plant included haul-road dust control solutions and our radial pneumatic air cannon system (PACS) to keep material flowing in hoppers.
More-Productive Conveyor Belt Products for the Steel Industry
You succeed with Benetech because our engineers know and solve your exact challenges. Whether getting the most from your conveyor belt or enhancing your material handling dust control, with Benetech you:
- better manage your material flow
- ensure top performance at high temperatures
- significantly reduce fugitive dust
- increase belt, chute and wearliner life
- prevent belts from mistracking
- decrease spillage and carryback
- improve operational safety
- cut maintenance time and costs
Just a few of Benetech’s conveyor belt products for the steel industry include:
- the ADVANTEDGE belt cleaner
- engineered transfer chutes
- belt support and containment
- dust suppression at loading hoppers, train unloading stations and transfer points
We also partner with your plant’s personnel to assist with new technologies and proper system maintenance.
Upgrade Your Steel Output Starting Today
Steady steel production is too important to risk unexpected downtime and excessive maintenance. Make your mill conveying systems and steel plant dust suppression greater assets to production and profitability. Contact us at (630) 844-1300 to speak with a Benetech specialist.