Barge-Coal Handling at A. S. King Generating Plant

by Arthur V. Dienhart, (F.ASCE), Manager of Engineer; Northern States Power Co., Minneapolis, MN,
Norris R. Fitch, Sr. Engr.; Special Projects, Northern States Power Co., Minneapolis, MN,


Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 3, Pg. 299-307


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Generating plant fuel demands and climatic factors required unusually large barge-coal unloading rates. Selection of unloading equipment was also influenced substantially by considerations of the impact on the environment. The rotating-bucket-wheel unloader and its associated coal handling equipment are described. The actual performance of the unloader is compared with the design objectives. Specific areas of satisfactory and deficient performance are covered.

Subject Headings: Barges | Equipment and machinery | Fuels | Climates | Rotation

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