Transfer Chute Upgrade at Hunter Valley Coal Mine

TUNRA Bulk Solids along with a collaboration of Newcastle businesses, including Hic Services and Lindsay Dynan Consulting Engineers, worked together to upgrade a transfer chute at a prominent Hunter Valley coal mine by using 3D modelling technology. Transfer chutes play a critical role in production and if not designed appropriately may present as bottle necks that limit plant capacity. In this project TUNRA contributed its experience in Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) and fundamental transfer chute design to develop a conceptual chute design that was delivered successfully by HIC services and Lindsay Dynan, resulting in increased throughput for the end user. For further reading on this interesting case study please click here