With open-air conveyance systems, there can be a lot of lost matter when handling bulk materials. When working with waste materials, there is also the possibility of environmental issues if it isn’t enclosed. Pipe conveyors will solve both problems and give you greater flexibility with your material handling.
Pipe conveyors are an excellent way of transporting materials efficiently. Their ability to make tight turns, steep inclines and travel long distances across challenging terrain makes them ideal for moving large amounts of material over difficult ground. Pipe conveyor systems get their name from their resemblance to a traditional belt conveyor, only shaped into a tube.
This is useful for avoiding spillage and contamination, which is essential when transporting sensitive materials like waste products. Another big advantage of pipe conveyors is that they don’t release unpleasant smells or have any negative effects on the surrounding environment.
Pipe conveyors are made of a belt that is rolled up around a conveyance to create a tubular shape. Essentially, at the start of the run, the belt is flat so it can accept bulk materials. Then through a series of rollers and supports, the belt is wrapped around the material. When it reaches the end of the line, the belts then open up and deposit the materials.
Pipe Conveyance Advantages
This conveying method is cleaner and more efficient, making it ideal for handling bulk materials. Pipe conveyors are also flexible and versatile, able to be used in a variety of settings. They can be used indoor or outdoor, in any climate, and can also be used to transport a variety of materials.
The belt and roller system are also much quieter than conventional conveyor belts and are easier to service and maintain. Depending on your needs, the belts can be made to withstand a variety of temperatures or can be reinforced to deal with heavier loads. Walkways can be constructed between upper and lower runs to provide great access to the system.
Pipe conveyors can be shaped into ovals or round pipe shapes. The oval shape tends to carry more material and does a better job of sealing because they are flatter at the top. Round conveyors better handle tight curves of the run and require less reinforcement.
Because of this flexibility, transfer points aren’t as necessary. Pipe conveyors are ideal for cement plants, power plants, recycling facilities, and other industries where large amounts of materials are needed to be transferred from one location to another. These systems can transport bulk materials for several miles without interruption.
Work With Pipe Conveyor Professionals
If you’re looking for a cleaner, more efficient way to handle bulk materials, pipe conveyors are the answer. With more than 60 years of experience working in manufacturing, industrial, and commercial facilities, Storee Construction will design-build a pipe conveyance system that suits your needs.
After performing an audit of your plant, we design a system that improves productivity without sacrificing safety. We perform installation during your downtime so your existing work can be completed with little to no interruption if possible. We’re here to increase efficiency, not slow things down.
If your facility or plant is in need of other production upgrades, don’t hesitate to contact Storee Construction. Take a look at our upgrade services to see where you can improve productivity levels and upgrade processes through the structure. We also update electrical systems, improve facility safety measures, move equipment, and improve floor plans for more streamlined workflows.
We also build structures from scratch or work on additions for your existing plant. We are truly a full-service industrial construction outfit. We look forward to seeing how we can help.