[Neponset, IL] – If the turbine is the heart of the coal-fired power plant, the boiler/furnace is the stomach and the belt conveyors are the esophagus, keeping the power source well supplied.
Without the belt conveyor system, the fuel does not get where it needs to go, when it needs to get there. And of course, if the systems are not working as they should, there are consequences in production output and cost.
Additionally, routine inspections can extend the life of the belt and conveyor components by keeping minor, easily corrected problems from turning into major and costly headaches. In the best operations, maintenance workers routinely walk the conveyor system looking for indications of potential trouble.
The best approach to safety is a training program that develops a healthy respect among the engineers, operations personnel and maintenance staff for the power of the conveyor and the risks inherent in its operation.
The accumulation of dust along the conveyor creates hazards leading to possible fire and explosion.
A clean conveyor system allows maintenance work to be completed quickly and the the system runs more efficiently, increasing productivity.
Walk the Belt™ de MartinPLUS®
El programa Walk The Belt™ de Martin Engineering ofrece un equipo especializado con los conocimientos necesarios para alcanzar altos niveles operativos y mantener el sistema del transportador en funcionamiento y con una productividad máxima.
Este programa puede incluir tareas de mantenimiento que se realizan regularmente o bajo pedido.
Martin Engineering's Walk the Belt™ service can keep your plant running more efficiently.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Mark N. Stern