RHEINBERG – AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH has been assigned to supply a new state-of-the art Rotary Discharge Machine (RDM) to automatically reclaim the coke from underneath the stockpile for further transport.
BlueScope Steel in Wollongong (New South Wales), the main steel producer in Australia is operating a coke oven battery which today produces coke not only for their own consumption but also for the market. As an intermediate storage the coke is piled on large stockpiles (total storage capacity of 90,000 tons) with 50,000 tons built up on top of discharging gullet.
New AUMUND Rotary Discharge Machine at BlueScope, Wollongong, Australia (photo AUMUND)
The AUMUND Rotary Discharge Machine travels inside a tunnel under which a discharge wheel reclaims the bulk material from one side of the gullet bottom. Such applications are widely used worldwide also in case of closed storage systems further reducing potential dust emissions.
The RDM has already been commissioned as a star performer in the overall raw material handling project of BlueScope Steel. Such applications of AUMUND RDM are becoming more and more popular worldwide also in case of closed storage systems further reducing potential dust emissions.