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This report describes the design and development of the moving bed bunker manufactured by Huwood International. Other designs of bunker are described with their main advantages and disadvantages. The design criteria used in developing the bunker were intended to ensure that the disadvantages of the alternative systems were overcome. The new design was required to be simple, use as many Huwood standard parts as possible, be highly mobile and most significantly, be energy efficient. The research programme studied the different systems currently being used to establish the mobility, adaptability, efficiency, limitations and cost-effectiveness of each existing system. The development of the bunker as an extension of the Hu-rise development (see Mining Technology, April 1991, Vol 73, No 844), its operational advantages and the way in which various design decisions were made, are explained.

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Authors: HOPKINS A, Huwood International, Gateshead (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17376 EN (1997) 127pp., FS, ECU 21.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9892-5
Record Number: 199710579 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en