Path Forward to CCR Conveyor Solutions

Michael Peden, Stantec
Don Fuller II, Stantec

Description

CCR Unit closures and related beneficial use operations are centric to moving large volumes of material, predominantly, synthetic gypsum, fly ash and bottom ash. While trucking is the core haulage solution, site specific conditions do shift to conveyors as the optimal solution in many cases. While today many CCR closure plans and material handling processes are tentatively established, changes in anticipated material volumes cause increased focus on CCR harvesting, and the pending Legacy Rule or other regulatory action(s) may warrant reevaluation of the material transport alternatives. This presentation provides an overview of large scale CCR transport options, core strategies for material handling alternatives analysis, delivery methods and case histories where conveyors provided the power industry with the most cost effective and sustainable solution. Pipe conveyors are becoming a preferred alternative to CCR transport in many cases due to material confinement requirements and efficiency. An in-depth look at this conveying alternative has proven to be a preferred methodology for large scale CCR transport solutions. This presentation will also provide some of the pros and cons of the various conveyor configurations while considering the long-term objectives, carbon commitments, footprint, and regulatory requirements of these systems.

 
May 14th, 10:30 AM May 14th, 11:00 AM

Path Forward to CCR Conveyor Solutions

Grand Rapids, Michigan

CCR Unit closures and related beneficial use operations are centric to moving large volumes of material, predominantly, synthetic gypsum, fly ash and bottom ash. While trucking is the core haulage solution, site specific conditions do shift to conveyors as the optimal solution in many cases. While today many CCR closure plans and material handling processes are tentatively established, changes in anticipated material volumes cause increased focus on CCR harvesting, and the pending Legacy Rule or other regulatory action(s) may warrant reevaluation of the material transport alternatives. This presentation provides an overview of large scale CCR transport options, core strategies for material handling alternatives analysis, delivery methods and case histories where conveyors provided the power industry with the most cost effective and sustainable solution. Pipe conveyors are becoming a preferred alternative to CCR transport in many cases due to material confinement requirements and efficiency. An in-depth look at this conveying alternative has proven to be a preferred methodology for large scale CCR transport solutions. This presentation will also provide some of the pros and cons of the various conveyor configurations while considering the long-term objectives, carbon commitments, footprint, and regulatory requirements of these systems.