SOLUTIONS FOR STORING AND FEEDING WOOD CHIPS
The Kamengo Feeder’s ability to discharge evenly from a wide bin opening over any required length make it ideal for metering wood chips. In particular, the Kamengo Feeder is a very good solution for resolving plugging issues found in chip silos, chip steaming bins and chip truck load out bins.
A SELECTION OF KAMENGO WOOD CHIPS HANDLING PROJECTS
British Columbia, Canada
This truck load out bin is a pilot scale system that includes a Kamengo Feeder and 5,700 cu-ft bin. The pilot system was built to test the advantages of using a tall mass flow bin and Kamengo Feeder for loading truck trailers with wood chips. The pilot tests proved that a Kamengo Feeder can fill 15-26% more chips in a truck trailer than can be filled by a conventional truck loading system. Further, the pilot scale system proved that chips can be reliably stored in and discharged from a mass flow hopper with a Kamengo Feeder. A full scale system is envisioned to include two back-to-back bins with enough storage capacity to fill three B-train (double trailer) trucks in less than 20 minutes each.
Northern British Columbia, Canada
Located at a sawmill in Northern British Columbia, this installation includes a 50-foot tall, 17,000 cu-ft double mass flow bin and Kamengo Feeder discharging hog fuel, shavings and chips into trucks.
The Kamengo installation has shown to have several advantages over conventional truck load out systems such as clam shell bins, which suffer from material hang-ups and poorly controlled material discharge. First, the Kamengo Feeder’s even and controlled discharge is able to load up to 11% more material in the truck before it volumes-out. Second, the storage volume of the tall bin is equivalent to three conventional clam shell bins, delivering a large storage volume in a minimum footprint. Third, the system has proven to be easy to use and efficient. The truck load out system is able to fill a standard 30-foot trailer in less than 15 minutes.