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LOADING SOLUTIONS

Barge
Loading

When loading dry bulk solid materials into barges, spout length, product dispersion and loadout speed are the primary concerns. For optimal performance, the Vortex Loading Spout (also known as loading chutes) can be used in tandem with accessories specifically designed for loading efficiency.

Ideal application: Loading dry bulk solid materials into barges.

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Tech Specs

Spout Type

Stacking, cone-in-cone

Loading Type

Open and/or enclosed loading applications

Conveyance Type

Gravity drop in the presence of slight negative pressure

Material Temperatures

250°F | 120°C for standard spout, with modifications that allow up to 400°F | 205°C

Extended Travel

Spout lengths will vary, based on models and application. Contact us to discuss custom sizing options.

Overall Height (Retracted)

Overall height (retracted) will vary, based on models and application. Designed to be low profile, paying mind to clearance available overhead and extended travel required to reach the necessary vessel(s).

Considerations

Standard options are available. Some Vortex Loading Spouts may require additional design considerations to ensure their success in a given application.

Barge Loading Components

Click below to learn more about our Barge Loading Spouts.

Loading Spouts

Key Features

  • For spouts with shorter length, a stacking, cone-in-cone design can be used in tandem with a Vortex In-Line Filtration System at the material feed inlet. The In-Line Filtration System is designed to collect fugitive dusts by means of air withdrawal. An outer sleeve is intended to contain fugitive dusts. Fugitive dusts are captured in pleated polyester filter cartridges. Throughout the loading process, automatic reverse pulse jets inject compressed air to purge the captured dusts back into the load.

  • For spouts with greater length, a telescoping, tube-in-tube design provides greater stability than the standard, stacking, cone-in-cone spout design. A telescoping, tube-in-tube spout design can be used in tandem with a Vortex Discharge Filtration System at the point of discharge. The Discharge Filtration System is designed to collect fugitive dusts by means of high volume exhaust blowers. Fugitive dusts are captured in pleated polyester filter cartridges. Throughout the loading process, automatic reverse pulse jets inject compressed air to purge the captured dusts back into the load. The purpose of a Discharge Filtration System is to better collect fugitive dusts originating near the point of discharge.

  • Material Level-Sensing Device, to be used in tandem with an Auto-Raise System. At the outlet scavenger, a Material Level-Sensing Device automatically indicates when the material pile has grown to a specified level. When used in tandem with an Auto-Raise System, this triggers an automatic, incremental retraction of the spout. This automates the loading process to prevent material build-up in the spout, eliminate the need for visual monitoring, and avoid vessel overfilling.

  • A Dust Control Skirt encompasses the peak of the material pile to address dusting to atmosphere.

Rotating Positioners

The Vortex Rotating Positioner rotates 355° and travels horizontally, allowing the loading zone to be a diameter. This allows the loading spout to be positioned over a vehicle hatch and eliminates the need for a driver to reposition the vehicle. Compared to a Dual-Axis Positioner with a similar loading zone, the Rotating Positioner may weigh less, which can be critical when replacing current installations.Vortex Spout Positioners are internally vented, allowing for dust control during the loading process. While the hopper and spout remain attached to the Rotating Positioner, hopper seal replacement can be easily performed.

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