In tune with industry trends, public scrutiny, government regulation, water constraints, etc., coal power plants here and abroad are striving to eliminate their ash ponds and replace them with dry solutions. If you are considering a transition from wet to dry ash handling, Vulcan® Systems can help.
Vulcan® Fly Ash Drying Systems are custom-designed and manufactured to suit the customer's individual project needs. Our technical team considers all the parameters: available space, budget, current and future fuel use, storage capacity, location, generation rate, routing, and aftermarket choices, such as marketing and resale.
Typically, drying systems include a rotary dryer, consisting of a drum with a burner, mounted to a combustion chamber. Fly ash is fed into the rotary dryer then discharged to a transfer conveyor for sorting and separation. The vapor from the process is pulled through a cyclone to eliminate fine dust; a high-temperature, high yield baghouse removes fine particulates from the vapor stream.
The resulting dry fly ash is easier to store and transport, and road construction and concrete industries have increased its demand. The sale of fly ash for concrete production is potentially an excellent ancillary profit source for your plant.