Simulation-based Design & Performance Verification of Transfer Chutes


Conveyor transfer systems account for a small percentage of the infrastructure cost of a plant or mine but poorly-performing transfer points are often responsible for significant operational challenges, resulting in unplanned down-time, reduced throughput, and lost productivity.

In this webinar we will discuss the challenges faced by designers and operators when designing transfer chutes. We will introduce EDEM BulkSim - specialized bulk material flow simulation software for transfer chute design & optimization- and explain how it can be used to evaluate and verify the design performance of transfer chutes and address key design challenges such as spillage, blockage and wear.

Topics covered:

  • Overview of typical transfer chute problems and how to address them
  • Traditional methods to design chutes & limitations
  • Simulation-based design: introducing EDEM BulkSim software
  • Material testing and selection of material models for simulation
  • Industrial case studies: power plant & coal transfer tower
  • Live Q&A with our engineer

Duration: 50 minutes + time for questions 

Presenter: Carles Bosch Padros, EDEM Engineer 

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3 October , 2019

“Over the past several years Hatch has been integrating EDEM Simulation technology and services into design projects and has achieved a high level of confidence in materials handling equipment designs. This results in substantial benefits around design robustness, equipment reliability in plant start-up and commissioning, and increasing plant quality, yield and performance…”

Dr. Brian Moore

Bulk Materials Handling, Hatch

EDEM is the market-leading software for bulk material simulation.

Powered by state-of-the-art Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) technology, EDEM quickly and accurately simulates and analyzes the behavior of bulk materials such as coal, mined ores, soil, tablet, and powders.

EDEM simulation provides engineers with crucial insight into how bulk materials will interact with their equipment during a range of operation and process conditions.

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