Project Type: Industrial

Vertical Conveyor

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Coastal River provided on-site Installation and Start-up supervision of a 82 meter rise Vertical Conveyor in Malaysia.  The flexible sidewall belt was supplied endless requiring careful “stringing” through a 110 meter tall structure.  Conveyor feeds iron ore pellets at a design rate of 425 TPH; manufactured by Kinder-Morgan Engineering & Conveying.

Steam Heating and Piping

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Coastal River served a pork skin snack product manufacturer by engineering the steam process piping design for their new steam cooking facility. Complex control requirements necessitate the fitting of additional pressure control valving to allow turn-down to owner’s proprietary specifications. Ancillary designs included a steam-heating loop for USDA compliant hot wash-down water, steam heating for recycled lard tanks, and variable flow ventilation for the boiler and cooker rooms.

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Piping Schematics

Process Plant Engineering

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A Coastal River client provides proprietary process plant technology for world-wide locations. Our principal engineer has provided extensive mechanical engineering services to this client for plants located in Mexico, Trinidad, Qatar, Russia, Malaysia, Egypt, Oman and India. As the process involves high temperature thermal processing, the engineering scope has included alloy component specification, high temperature pressure piping and ductwork, expansion joints, heat recovery systems, hot gas and solid handling, and combustion systems.

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The typical plant value is on the order of $100 million.

Biomass Fuel Unloading System

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Coastal River Engineering assisted a local co-generation facility undergoing a conversion from coal to co-firing to re-engineer their new wood chip unloading facility. Local water table issues made the originally designed 30 foot deep Truck Dumping Station prohibitively expensive. As Mechanical Lead on the project, our engineering team was able to successfully collaborate with site staff and equipment manufacturers to re-configure the layout of this system in order to mount the truck dumper on a shallow foundation with excavation no more than 2-3 feet below grade. We also designed a new transfer tower, ancillary structure and new foundations for all equipment.

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This effort reportedly saved an estimated $750,000 to $1,000,000 in construction costs.


Biomass Fuel Conveyor Engineering

Airport Baggage Handling Systems

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Coastal River Engineering has guided standard structural engineering since 2006 for a major client who installs TSA-compliant baggage handling systems in airports throughout North America. Engineering services primarily involve supervision of structural support engineering for elevated (or “hung”) conveyor sections.

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Typical projects range from hundreds to several thousand feet in conveyor system length at installed values of approximately $3000-5000 per foot.

Biomass Fuel Transfer

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A former coal-fired cogeneration plant required a “temporary” fuel transfer conveyor from its new wood yard to be re-fitted after a 6-month period. This “temporary” conveyor operated as designed for 2 years, after which the plant implemented permanent fuel yard designs, which incorporated the “temporary” conveyor into permanent usage. This unit handles 50-60 tons/hr, with capability of twice that rate.

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