RESEARCH PAPERS: Materials Handling Papers

Minimizing Segregation in Bunkers

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K. Clague, H. Wright

Corporate Laboratories of the British Steel Corporation, Teesside Laboratories, Grangetown, Middlesbrough, Teesside, England

J. Eng. Ind 95(1), 81-85 (Feb 01, 1973) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438167 History: Received June 26, 1972; Online July 15, 2010


Bunkers used in steelworks sinter plants and other applications need to be designed and operated so that the feed emerging is unsegregated. A series of model tests has been carried out to discover which bunker shape, flow regime, and filling method give the least segregation for raw materials of different particle size and density. Results are compared with results from larger bunkers. The main conclusions are that an evenly-filled wedge-shaped mass-flow bunker is best at preventing segregation and that material density has little effect.

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