Conveying Systems for Renewable Applications

Renewable Energy Material Handling

Biomass Fuel

Biomass Plant University

As interest in renewable energy technology continues to grow, B&W Loibl continues to set the standard in designing and manufacturing conveyance systems for wood, biomass, organic waste and biogas plants.

Wood pellets and wood chips are increasingly important in targeted firing of coal-fired power plants to reach required CO2 levels. A number of measures are needed, particularly with waste wood, to remove particles and foreign materials that interfere with the continuous feed of fuel. B&W Loibl has extensive experience in developing solutions for these challenges.

Wood chip transport can be performed by, for example, troughed belt conveyors, troughed chain conveyors, screw conveyors, bucket elevators, side wall belt conveyors or closed conveyors, suitable for curved paths.

B&W Loibl also offers silos, feeding and discharge systems for the storage and treatment plants for biomass equipped with screens, crushers, ferro separators and eddy current separators.

Our systems for biomass are designed in compliance with all fire safety regulations and ATEX guidelines.

The varying composition of refuse creates a unique challenge for waste-to-energy (WtE) applications. B&W Loibl’s refuse handling systems are proven to provide consistent, reliable and safe fuel supply to the boiler.

We also provide ash handling systems and sorbent storage and handling for environmental systems used in biomass and WtE plants.

Our delivery program includes (upon request):

Hoppers and silos

  • Hoppers and silos
  • Bridges
  • Transfer towers
  • Platforms and accesses
  • Steel construction

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Waste to Energy Plants (WtE Plants)

Material handling for WtE

B&W Loibl has wide-ranging experience in the bulk material handling and conveying of municipal and industrial solid waste for energy recovery in WtE plants.

We specialize in the handling and transport of waste with proper apron and belt conveyors.

Our use of robust and solid conveyor technology, low-wear materials and special rubber belts ensure high durability.

We handle disposal of slag and incineration residues behind the combustion with our state-of-the-art bottom ash removal systems.

Our bottom ash handling systems ensure reliable mechanical transport of boiler ash and fly ash.

We also provide waste treatment facilities for sorting waste.


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Bottom Ash Removal Systems

B&W Loibl Bottom Ash Removal System

B&W Loibl has developed an internationally acknowledged standard with its plate conveyors for wet bottom ash removal.

We supply traditional submerged chain conveyors with forged fork chains or round link chains that can be adapted to building conditions and available space. B&W Loibl delivers submerged conveyors either in scraper design or apron design to separate over-sized and ferro material.

We also offer belt conveyors that can be designed and delivered to meet customer requirements.

We've achieved a marked increase in the service life of our systems by combining a new bearing design for drives and new bend systems. Overhaul and maintenance intervals, which can be planned, keep maintenance costs as low as possible. Because of these innovations, B&W Loibl is a preferred supplier of wet conveyance systems.

Our delivery program includes (upon request):

  • Vibration feeders
  • Magnetic separators
  • Bar screens
  • Hopper and silos
  • Bridges
  • Transfer towers
  • Platforms and accesses
  • Steel construction


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Ash Handling Systems

B&W Loibl ash handling system

B&W Loibl delivers dust-proof or pressure-proof conveying systems and components for hot ash removal and the transportation of residual fly ash.

Our ash handling systems consist of:
• Fabricated chain conveyors
• Screw conveyors
• Bucket elevators in different sizes and the necessary components
• Slide gates
• Compensators
• Rotary valves
• Double flaps
• Lump crushers
• Cooling screws
• Cooling chain conveyors

Our research and development department, with its fully equipped laboratory, can test a variety of materials for the best method of conveyance and determine the optimum parameters for pressure and pipe size.

B&W Loibl also delivers silos and necessary equipment for truck loading and mixers for moistening the dry ash.

Our delivery program includes (upon request):

  • Silos
  • Truck loading equipment

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Bottom Ash Treatment Plants

B&W Loibl slag treatment

B&W Loibl supplies complete treatment plants for bottom ash (slag) from power stations and incineration plants.

In the treatment plant the bottom ash will be temporarily stored, conveyed and distributed by belt conveyors and vibration feeders, crushed with heavy crushers and separated with special screen decks into several fractions based on wear reduction and chemical processes.

Metal, non-metal, aluminum and copper are separated with appropriate equipment according to the customer’s specified requirements of valorization and the later utilization for road construction and / or in the metallurgy branches. Unburned material is returned to combustion or processed and large particle sizes are taken from the process.

We place particular importance on designing solutions that prolong service life, minimize environmental impacts and maintenance, and create high value due to lower consumption and system downtime.

Our delivery program includes (upon request):

  • Crusher
  • Screens and sieves
  • Magnetic separators
  • Non Ferro separators
  • Vibration feeder
  • Hopper
  • Platforms and accesses
  • Steel construction
     

Solutions

Additional Material Handling Applications

Material Handling for Additional Applications

In addition to fossil fuels, biomass fuels and household waste, B&W Loibl can provide bulk material handling systems for a variety of other applications including special waste combustion, biogas plants and gasification plants.

Our experience, proven technology and flexibility allow us to provide reliable, customized and economical solutions to customers’ unique bulk material conveyance and handling needs.

Our delivery program includes (upon request):

  • Vibration feeders
  • Magnetic separators
  • Truck loading equipment
  • Components for silo discharging
  • Bridges and transfer towers
  • Hopper and silos
  • Platforms and accesses
  • Steel construction

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Materials handling tailored to fit your needs