Additive Conveying System

Additive Conveying System

Location: Pueblo, Colo.

Client: Rocky Mountain Steel Mills

Completion Date: 2004

Burns & McDonnell installed new conveying systems for limestone and coal for Rocky Mountain Steel Mills, Pueblo, Colo. The project included the material handling studies and general arrangement of several alternative conveying systems. The final design included two new dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems in a congested, existing steel-making building, as well as structural modifications to the building. The final conveying system included the installation of pneumatic piping, hoppers, weight bins, load cells, blowers and dust collection.

  • Conveying system specifications
  • Equipment layout and general arrangement
  • Structural modifications
  • Mechanical design
  • Electrical design
  • Evaluation of alternative conveying systems for coal and limestone

Rocky Mountain Steel Mills retained Burns & McDonnell to provide engineering services for upgrading systems for conveying steel additives to the scrap buckets and/or furnaces. Before selecting the final system, Burns & McDonnell examined alternative conveying systems, including vibrating feeders, bucket conveyors, belt conveyors and pneumatic conveying. General arrangements were developed for each system, taking into consideration installation costs, maintenance, building modifications and product handling. A pneumatic conveying system was selected. Load cells were incorporated into the design to provide operators with a means of adding precise amounts of each product.