dumping truck auger

The dump trailer is shown unloading into the receiving pit. To the right is a view into the receiving pit showing the reclaim auger.


This is another bulk-format transfer that rapidly dumps whole trailer quantities of biomass. The receiving pit was sized to accommodate several trailer loads for surge capacity. Bulk receiving is where discrete trailer loads are continuously conveyed to storage. An advantage of bulk-format biomass is in continuous conveyance. The dump trailers were pulled across truck scales to the receiving pit where they unloaded for subsequent reclaim and conveyance into the storage facility. The reclaim auger continuously sweeps around the floor of the pit to convey material to the pit center where material drops to another metering auger that discharges into the conveyance system. This resembles that input side of a biorefinery