Location: 

Eielson Air Force Base, AK

Details: 

This project consisted of removal of an existing traveling tripper belt conveyor system and replacing it with a new plow conveyor system. The existing tripper conveyor, located at the top of the powerhouse, fed coal into six bins via a manually operated traveling tripper. The new system would feed the day bins utilizing an automated plow / conveyor. Rand Construction removed the old conveyor and dust collection system. The new conveyor, automated plows, controls, dust collection, dust suppression, and building modifications were all completed by Rand during a June-July shutdown period.

Unique Features/Challenges: 

The work on this project was complicated by limited access to the project area. The only access for removal and installation was located on one end of the building, 80-feet in the air. Rand erected a platform, made an opening in the side of the building, and installed an overhead door to enable materials and equipment to be brought in and out.

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