Engineering solutions provider BMG’s power transmission division supplies a range of conveyor chains that ensures efficient and trouble-free transport of slag granulates, ash or smelting residues from beneath boilers, burners and furnaces.
According to BMG specialists, conveying dry or wet ash is one of the most challenging applications a chain can be subjected to.
“Conventional chains installed in these harsh facilities normally only function effectively for about a year – owing to abrasion and the varying temperatures of ash. However, BMG’s range of high performance ash conveyor chains – which undergo an immaculate manufacturing process – ensures extended service life, even in harsh conditions. Special attention is given to dimensional accuracy, constant geometry, high surface quality and lubrication, says BMG product manager Gavin Kirstein.
Ash removal systems play a key role in the boiler and burner industry by safely removing waste materials from boilers and burners. BMG specialists work closely with each client to install the most suitable conveying method, in terms of reliability, simplicity and efficiency.
Kirstein notes that, regardless of whether dry or wet ash removal is used, BMG’s focus is primarily on harmonising the processes, from collecting, extinguishing and cooling down ash, to safe storage in the ash bunker.
“Customisation of ash removal chain is paramount to achieving optimum efficiency of the conveyor chain for every application. The flexibility of BMG’s service includes the manufacture of chain to suit exact requirements, with various options, including materials, custom coatings, lubrication and accessories, thereby creating the ideal chain that boosts productivity and minimises abrasion.”
BMG’s range of robust chain conveyors is optimally tailored to suit the material which needs to be conveyed. Optimum chain quality and reliability of every system are vital to ensuring profit- ability, high productivity and extended service life.
BMG’s robust ash removal chain is enhanced by a range of sprockets available in varying grades of steel and other metals, with heat treatment as standard or as an option. The company also offers split sprockets for ease of disassembly and optional lightening holes to reduce weight.