Hog Fuel Day Bin Storage And Feed Retrofit (2004)

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.

When Kamengo first met the mill, the plant engineers were exploring options to replace the entire hog fuel feeding system. However, upon learning of a retrofit to a similar size day bin that Kamengo had done for a mill inPort Townsend (Washington, USA), the mill found that it could solve its feed issues by retrofitting its existing bin.