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Crane selection

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  • #3164

    Freddy Martinez

    Hi can any one suggest which type of crane (EOT,semigantry,gantry) is to be used for coke transfer into conveyor with clear advantages and disadvantages with respect to cost,and coke pit design. basis: about 7000 Mt. of coke to be daily transferred and coke pit capacity is for 3days of coke pile.

  • #6193


    The use of a coke pad instead of a pit is thought to be better for such high amount of Coke. One design that works well is the bridge crane type (OVHD) with a  central fixed coke hoper/crusher and conveyor transfer station (disadvantage is the crane capacity is larger than other configurations due to the 2D movement required by the crane to dump the coke at the fixed crusher location). Opinions about the use of FEL’s vs cranes are always in the table (coke production, wetaher factors, crane reliability, etc.). Cranes should be properly specified in the early stage of the project (a proper duty spec should be produced), taking in consideration materials of construction, automation, reliability and new designs being offered nowadays by the crane manufacturers with Coke handling experience (mainly Kone and P&H). You may contact me for more information.


  • #6189

    Claus Graf

    Also important is the rail support beam. Make sure the beam cross section is more than adquate and is properly supported. The rail should be bolted to the beam and should be capable of easy alignment.

  • #6181


    Any names of crane manufacturers in Europe?

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