A SELECTION OF HOG FUEL DAY BIN PROJECTS
HOG FUEL DAY BIN STORAGE AND FEED RETROFIT (2000)
Port Townsend, Washington, USA
This Western Washington installation is a retrofit of a tall 4,000 cu-ft bin located in the boiler house. The circular bin was fitted with a vibrating cone and was prone to severe plugging such that only a fraction of the bin’s storage could be used. Kamengo retrofitted the bin with insert plates to convert it into a mass flow (first-in first-out) bin fed by a Kamengo Feeder. The bin is now used to its full capacity and provides reliable feed to the boiler.
HOG FUEL DAY BIN STORAGE AND FEED RETROFIT (2004)
Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA
The Bogalusa, Louisiana installation is a retrofit of a circular hog fuel day bin that used a vibrating cone discharger. The 37-foot high bin is located just outside the boiler building and is intended to hold up to four hours of storage. The hog fuel at the Bogalusa mill is particularly challenging because it contains hickory bark and can be very stringy. Kamengo replaced the lower half of the bin with a rectangular mass flow hopper and Kamengo Feeder. The bin is now used to its full capacity and provides reliable feed to the boiler.