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                                                      Bulk storage
                                                                               handling
                                                                    by Alf Croston, Managing Director
                                                                             Croston Engineering, UK
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      s with most things in life, the              system, and discharging into a screw or chain      procedure should be in place to shut down                           I   The most specified style in                                                                  I   Direct interchange and replace-
      basics   remain   the     same               type conveyor which may, if wished, be fitted      when not in use.                                                        North America.                                                                                   ment of existing pressed steel
      although they may become                     with a variable speed drive so that the intake         A rotary drum pre-cleaner located at the                                                                                                                             buckets.
more sophisticated, or complicated,                rate may be varied to suit the characteristics     top of the Mill to remove foreign matter                            I   Straight sides provide direct
dependent on one’s viewpoint.                      of the particular material being dealt with in     prior to the material being conveyed to raw                             and compact discharge pattern.                                                               I   Safer – Nonmetallic materials
                                                   order to prevent overloading subsequent            material bins will protect subsequent equip-
                                                                                                                                                                          I   Designed to discharge over the                                                                   eliminate possible sparking from
    And so it is with this overview covering       equipment.                                         ment from being damaged.                                                                                                                                                 bent and torn steel buckets.
the bulk storage and handling of materials in         The conveyor should be fitted with rota-            The conveyors feeding silos and bins                                widest range of speeds and
the animal feed and human food industries,         tion control and overfeed detection.               will have multiple outlets and the electri-                             pulley diameters.                                                                            I   Equal or greater carrying
from the intake of raw materials through to           The intake bucket elevator, as with all         cal control system must be designed so
                                                                                                                                                                          I   Easily modified to the low profile                                                               capacities of steel buckets.
the discharge of finished products.                similar units in the mill, must incorporate        that only one slide is open at a time in
    It is barely 60 years since a very high        explosion relief panels at prescribed intervals,   order to prevent the propagation of an                                  configuration for high throughput                                                            I   Thick walls provide superior
proportion of the milling industry was located     electrically linked to shut down the plant in      explosion from one bin to another. As                                   elevators.                                                                                       impact strength and long life.
at the major ports with raw materials in sacks     the event of an explosion occurring.               with the intake conveyor, all conveyors
being transported from the docks by horse and         Because of their inherent design, bucket        should incorporate overfeed detection
                                                                                                                                                                          I   All sizes available in polyethylene,                                                         I   Popular sizes in stock for
cart and then hoisted up to the various floor      elevators have a built-in explosion risk           and rotation sensing.                                                   nylon and urethane.                                                                              immediate shipment.
levels for storage there to be cut and tipped      factor and, if located within a building,              To cater for dust laden air displacement
into process bins as and when required.            the explosion panels should be ducted to           at transfer points, small dust units with built-
    Gradually, as more home grown grain            atmosphere. Elevators should also incor-           in exhaust fans at convenient locations will
became available, together with the advent of      porate tensioning gear at the boot, anti-          ensure a clean atmosphere.
purpose-built bulk vehicles and an improved        runback device to cater for a choke or
road network, there was a move to country                                                              Storing different materials
mills more conveniently located to service                                                                 The number, location and holding capac-
the farming community by buying grain                                                                  ity of new material bins is determined by
locally, processing it into feed and selling the                                                       site conditions and the particular require-
resultant product back to the farmer.                                                                  ments of individual clients, bearing in mind
    The use of computers and automation                                                                the large number of different materials to
throughout the milling process has reduced                                                             be handled and stored in the feed industry.


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earthing point prior to starting                                         remit covering bulk          complies or can be economically altered to
the discharge process. Care is                                           handling it is a matter      comply.
needed to ensure that the tank-                                          that requires attention          Good housekeeping, regular inspection
er only couples up to the correct                                        whether it is for con-       and maintenance, plus an awareness of
intake line feeding the designat-                                        ditioning of mashes for      potentially hazardous processes or areas, are
ed bin and that intake lines are                                         direct sales or for pel-     a requisite for trouble free operation. The
of correct diameter, earthed and                                         leting. The three essen-     Directives combine these aspirations into
routed with minimum horizontal                                           tials being moisture,        requirements and apply not only to the sup-
length and number of bends in                                            temperature and time,        pliers of equipment but, in particular, to the
order to reduce the pressure                                             whilst bearing in mind       users themselves.
needed to carry out the convey-                                          the heat sensitivity of
ing operation.                                                           some ingredients. For        Dust classification
     As referred to earlier, the configuration   pelleting, correct conditioning is necessary to          It is the obligation of the user to sat-
of hopper design and type of discharge is        ensure starch gelatinisation and pellet quality.     isfy himself as to the class or classes of the
all-important in ensuring the free flow of           An efficient cooling system is essential         materials to be handled and to provide this
materials from the bins to the blending          prior to finished products being conveyed to         information to the designer or manufacturer
operation. For accuracy this will include one    packing or bulk out loading bins, the latter         of equipment.
or more main weigh hoppers, a small weigh        discharging either directly to bulk vehicle or           These are defined under four Kst classifi-
hopper for minerals, and a smaller one for       via a travelling weigher.                            cations (K staube = Class of dust), and relate
micro ingredients.                                   Most of the materials processed in the           to rate of pressure rise.
                                                                animal feed, pet and fish food,                                                                                                                                                                                                               North America
                                                                grain, flour, bakery, sugar,
                                                                                                         Kst.   0   =   Non-explosive
                                                                starch and fertiliser industries
                                                                                                         Kst.   1   =   Weak to moderate
                                                                are subject to the DSEAR/
                                                                                                         Kst.   2   =   Strong
                                                                ATEX Explosion Regulations
                                                                                                         Kst.   3   =   Very strong
                                                                that came into operation on
                                                                July 1, 2003. There are many
                                                                misconceptions and confusion             Most materials used in feed mills are
                                                                as to the requirements of the         covered under Kst. 1 but there are a few to
                                                                Directives. It is timely to reiter-   which Kst. 2 could apply.
                                                                ate the general principles relat-                                                                                                                                                               Asia                                                Europe
                                                                ing to the regulations, particu-      Zoning
                                                                larly for those who have only             In addition to dust classification, the
                                                                recently become involved in           user is required to carry out a survey and
                                                                one or other of the industries        to designate plant and buildings into zones
                                                                in which potentially explosive        which will be appropriately signed at points
    The blended batch is fed to the grinding
plant preceded by a screen to allow meals
                                                 materials are handled.                               of entry. Zones 20, 21 and 22 are the most
                                                                                                      likely to apply to feed milling and associated   Silo Construction & Engineering
and minerals to bypass the grinder before        The Directives                                       industries.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Modular square bins
re-joining the ground materials and passing         The Directives apply from July 1, 2003,           Zone 20 covers an area in which an explo-
to a three tier mixing assembly consisting of    to all new equipment and any existing that           sive atmosphere consisting of combustible
pre-mix bin, mixer and dump bin. Molasses        is modified or relocated after this date. This       dust in air is present frequently for long
and fats are added at the mixer.                 has particular relevance in ensuring that, if        periods or continuously.
    Although heat treatment is outside this      purchasing any second-hand equipment, it             Zone 21 is where an explosive atmosphere
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is likely to occur occasionally in normal               Very often a primary explosion in itself         the following may be found helpful as an “aide
operation.                                          is not dangerous but the vibration it sets           memoire” towards good housekeeping;
Zone 22 is where an explosive atmosphere            up disturbs any dust lying on floors, beams,           • Enforce a strict no-smoking rule, on pain
would not normally occur but, if it does, it        rafters, into the atmosphere. If a source of             of dismissal.
would only be for a short period.                   ignition is present it can result in a secondary       • Ensure that all electrical equipment,
     Obviously it is the duty of manage-            and devastating explosion. So, cleanliness               cabling and control panels conform to
ment to ensure that standards of operation          throughout the plant is of first priority with           relevant standards and regulations, and
and cleanliness are maintained to meet the          particular attention being paid to “out of               are kept free of dust.
requirements of Zone 22 as far as is practical.     sight” areas and cleaning up spillages imme-           • Use only totally enclosed, fan-cooled
     In carrying out risk assessments it is         diately – using one of a variety of vacuum               motors, ensuring they are adequately
natural to concentrate on major processing          cleaning systems available. Brushing up is               earthed.
equipment such as silos, grinders, elevators,       definitely out – it only disperses the dust            • Ensure light fittings are dust-proof.
dust collectors, etc., and to overlook the          elsewhere.                                             • Test cables and wiring regularly.
myriad range of smaller ancillary items that            Despite taking all precautions that one            • Locate switchgear and process control
also need to be checked. Typical items              can think of, it is sod’s law that incidents still       panels in dust-free rooms under light
include lighting, electrical fittings, motors,      take place – thankfully not too often in view            negative pressure.
level indicators, solenoid valves, control          of increased awareness of the dangers that             • Inspect liquid lines regularly for leaks.
panels. In fact, anything that can generate         are always present.                                      Ensure that insulation, if used, has not
a spark.                                                                                                     become impregnated, as this could be
     It is well known that three elements are       Examples                                                 ignited by electrical trace heating.
required to cause an explosion – dust in                Three examples illustrate the variety of           • Bund walls around main storage tanks
suspension at a critical level, oxygen, and a       incidents that can happen.                               should be sized to suit.
spark or hot surface. The first two are always          The first resulted from smoulder-                  • Check that bearings, particularly those
there, so it is against the third item that every   ing material entering a bin, setting off                 fitted to elevators and grinders, are not
precaution must be taken, including satisfac-       a primary explosion which ruptured the                   over-heating.
tory earthing throughout the plant.                 explosion panel as it was designed to do.              • Detect belt slip and misalignment on
     Bear in mind that dust in suspension           Unfortunately the escaping gases caused a                elevators – a major source of fires – by
appearing as a light fog provides the condi-        secondary explosion which devastated the                 rotation and side alignment sensing, and
tion in which a spark can cause an explosion.       top floor of the building. As it was impracti-           anti-run-back protection.
The finer the dust particles the greater the        cal to vent every bin to atmosphere it was             • Check for possible temperature rise in
danger because of the increased surface area        subsequently agreed with HSE that the top                stored bulk materials, which could result
exposed to atmosphere.                              floor over the bins would in future be a “no             in spontaneous combustion.
     The duties of the user having been             go” area whilst the plant was in production            • Inspect bin interiors using only battery-
described in general terms, what about the          and for ten minutes afterwards. A lockable               operated, non-glass, flameproof
supplier of the equipment? Firstly, he has to       gate was fitted to the access stairs and a               inspection lamps, which are suitably
satisfy himself that the user has provided him      warning notice affixed.                                  secured and never allowed to be in
with all the necessary details concerning clas-         The second resulted from a hot spot due              contact with the product. (In the past
sifications of materials to be processed and        to a malfunction in the motor of a dust unit             it was not unusual for naked electric
the areas in which equipment is to be located,      fitted on top of a grinder expansion hop-                bulbs to be lowered into bins – at best
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together with any other relevant information.       per. The explosion panel ruptured but had                protected with a wire guard).
     The supplier then has to ensure that the       not been vented to atmosphere through a                • Ensure hot work is carried out only on
equipment he supplies is designed, manufac-         nearby wall.                                             isolated, cleaned-out plant, against Work
tured and installed to satisfy requirements             Unfortunately, two employees were                    Permit issued by management, and
by taking all precautions to prevent an             standing nearby at the time and were badly               provision of fire blankets, extinguishers, etc.
explosion but also, and most importantly, to        burned. It was interesting to note that a                Many fires have occurred during periods
mitigate against an explosion should such an        choke had been fitted to the bin discharger          of repair, renovation or plant modification                                          Up to
event occur.                                        beneath the expansion hopper and pre-                (as in the case of Windsor Castle a few
     Equipment can be manufactured in such
heavy construction that an explosion would
be contained but this is so expensive as to be
                                                    vented the explosive gases passing into
                                                    a subsequent elevator and storage bins,
                                                    otherwise the result would have been even
                                                                                                         years ago). During these special periods, in
                                                                                                         addition to taking fire precautions, it is advis-
                                                                                                         able to inspect the area closely for at least an
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fied explosion panel vented to atmosphere               The third was caused by welding being                Adherence to these principles will ensure
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through a nearby wall or roof.                      carried out on the side of a silo, one of            not only a pleasant environment in which to
     Due to the location of plant within a build-   several such accidents over the years, in            work but also one that is as intrinsically safe                                         TORNUM Grain Coolers – The eco-friendly
ing venting may not be practical and so the         which the operator was injured. In this              as possible.                                                                                    way of preserving grain quality.
fitting of expensive flame quenching or explo-      case it was not the result of negligence.
sion suppression equipment may be required.         The silo had been isolated from its feeding
     To prevent the propagation of an explo-        conveyor, cleaned down internally and the
sion, items of equipment should be isolated         subject of a work permit. Unfortunately,               About the author:
from each other. An example being to incor-         a small amount of material had remained                    Mr Alf Croston is managing director
porate valves or slides so that only one bin        in an inaccessible spot and on being                   of Croston Engineering, at Tarvin, near
can be filled and exhausted at a time. Bin          disturbed created the conditions for an                Chester, which was founded in 1976.
dischargers and screw conveyors can be              explosion to take place.                               His company specialises in the design
designed with chokes incorporated.                      The foregoing describes in broad outline           and building of bulk storage, handling
     The installation of a rubble separator on      the rationale behind the ATEX Directives.              and process plants throughout the UK
the intake system and magnets at appropri-          Many of the requirements are common sense,             and Ireland for many household names                                               TORNUM AB Box 100, SE-535 22 Kvänum, SwEdEn
ate points throughout the plant are obvious         but common sense has to be backed up with              in industry.                                                                       Phone +46 (0)512–291 00 E-mail: info@tornum.com
precautions.                                        documentation in this day and age. However,                                                                                                                               www.tornum.com


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              hoppers, etc … is made easy by                                                                                                     frame                            February 28th to March 3rd at The increase in eff iciency, 2nd) will discuss requirements w i d e l y a c c e p t e d g l o b a l
       Vibrafloor, says the company.                                                                                                                                              Fiera Milano will host over 200 p r o d u c t i v i t y a n d s a f e t y and features of in-field control standards will be discussed
                                                                          Adjustable
                                                                           length
                                                                                                                                                                                  exhibitors active in the industry s t a n d a rd s f o r m a c h i n e r y panels and will provide an during a specific meeting on
       “This proven technology is ideally suited                                                                                                                                  of automation systems and and equipment is largely the outline of the main national and Friday March 2nd organized by
       for either new-build or retrofitted storage                                                                                                                                components. 215 companies result of innovations brought international regulations, the PLCopen, a global association
       structures,” it adds.                                                                                                                                                      representing a sector capable about by manufacturers of materials employed according of manufacturers and vendors
                                                                 50mm
       Vibrafloor performs the recovery and                    thickness                                                                                                          of creating strong synergies au t om at ion sys te m s . The to different uses as well as of automation systems aiming
       clean-up of residual piles on slightly                                                                                                                                     with the ten exhibition areas latest advances showcased specific applications and the at becoming global leader in
       inclined floors, typically 8 to 12°. Most                                                             2210mm width                                                         and nine business communities at IPACK- IMA go hand in legislation connected to them.                                                       the regulation of automation
       commodities can be efficiently handled,                                                                                                                                    of IPACK-IMA, thus attracting hand with technical meetings Another prestigious association control systems.
       such as cereals, meals, sugar, flour, fish
       feed, cotton seed, sulphur prills, wood • Extreme simplicity, no heavy machinery                       • No degradation of the product                                      Grain     &feed millinG technoloGy                                                                                                                           January - february 2012 | 7

       chips, wood pellets, saw dust, ores and • Total clean-up when required                                 • Negligible operating cost
       aggregate.                                         • No personnel required inside the                                                                                                                                                       Look for
       Vibrafloor is made of independent vibrating          storage, not even for final clean-up              The Vibrafloor Company can mastermind
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the NIR
                                                                                                                                                                                          &feed millinG technoloGy solution
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       modules, customised to suit the shape and • No maintenance                                             the bulk reclaiming process of any                                 Grain                                                                                                INFRANeO                                                January - february 2012 | 27
       dimensions of the storage. Modules are • Very low power intake                                         storage structures from beginning to end.                                                                                                                                 JUNIOR
       laid side-by-side and end-to-end to cover • No dust generated by the reclaiming process From the design, plant manufacturing,                                                 that best matches your needs
       a given area.                                      • Complete automation                               site installation and commissioning, its
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       Modules are typically 2.2m wide, 3m to 4m • Very high reclaim rates achievable                         engineers and technicians will provide
                                                                                                                                                                              y Measure chemical composition as soon as you
       long and 50mm thick. They can also be of • Totally safe for the structure and the                      their unique expertise, within schedule
       trapezoidal shapes into a conical design. A          personnel                                         and budget.                                                     receive your raw materials.
       three-phase electric                                                                                                                                                   y Estimate technical values of flours, semolinas, grits, glutens,
       vibrator of 700W                                                                                                                                                       starches (and other powders products).
       unit power powers                                                                                                                                                      y Moisture, protein, ash content, zeleny, hydration*.
       each module.                      silos                                                                                      ships                                     (* choose from over 60 calibrations available)
       Lower modules                                                                                                                                                                             INFRANeO Junior can also analyse whole grains.
       are triggered first,                                                             THE UTMOST
       to destabilize and                                                          BULK RECLAIMER
       carry residual
       piles into a central                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             wITh
       conveying system                                                                                                                                                                                              SIMPLe                                                         NO OPeRATOR                                                            COST SAvINg
       or a central                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  INFLUeNCe
       h o p p e r. T h e n
                                    simple, maintenance free, automatic, efficient on most bulk products*, unbeatable reclaim rates
       upwards rows or
                                    * cereals, oil seeds, sugar, flour, soya bean meal, wood pellets, wood chips, fly ash, cement, sulphur, charcoal, RDF etc…
       circles of modules
       are triggered                VIBRAFLOOR F-71680 Givry +33(0)385 440 678 +33(0)680 964 144 vibrafloor@vibrafloor.com
       successively from
                                                               wagons domes                                           containers
       bottom to top,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FAST                                                                           ACCURATe
       until complete
       clean up of
       the storage is
       completed.
       Advantages for                                                                                                                                                       20, avenue Marcellin Berthelot • 92396 Villeneuve-la-Garenne • FRANCE
       operators include:                                                                                                                                                   Tél. : + 33 1 41 47 50 29 • Fax : + 33 1 41 21 07 10 • Mail : info@chopin.fr • www.chopin.fr
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