By: Mark Anthony D. Reyes (Materials Handing Plant Operator)
The long wait is over, Stacker/Reclaimer 02 is officially reporting for duty after successful testing of the newly installed “Exchanger Chute” on October 04, 2021.
The Stacker/Reclaimer 02 exchanger chute had previously been modified but caused great pain for the MH department due to continued spillage, causing many manhours in clean-ups and reduction in stacking capacity, and stacking throughput reduction of 50%.
With the help of the TRAC team and Engineering, our Maintenance team worked with a contractor to install a new exchanger chute of original design with minor modifications. This led to a great reduction in coal spillages in both stacking and reclaiming mode.
We also took the outage opportunity to carry out additional maintenance works:
- Replacement of equalizer pins
- Replacement of conveyor belt misalignment switches of SR belt, reclaiming belt and movable belt
- Rectification of emergency pull cords of tripper car
- Replacement of movable beam hydraulic cylinder seal kit
Great work by all involved and a big thank you for less clean up from the Materials Handling!
Movable Beam Hydraulic Cylinder Seal
New Exchanger Chute