Panorama Storage and Discharge of Coal

Coal handling in power stations

Hard coal or lignite is delivered in large volumes by ship or rail and stockpiled in power stations in the form of tips, bunkers or large capacity silos and prepared for processing. Various equipment is employed for material receival and for transport to the stockyard, depending on the individual situation on site:

  • SAMSON Eco-Hopper for optimum dust control when unloading ships
  • SCHADE Wagon tippler for high unloading capacities for rail transport
  • AUMUND Bunker discharge conveyor (armoured chain conveyor)

Coal stockyards are in many cases equipped with stockyard and blending bed technology from SCHADE or with AUMUND bunker emptying wagons which can also process very high capacities. Bunker emptying wagons are offered in different forms of construction which can be employed for discharge and material blending under open-air storage and bunkers or large capacity silos.

For feeding of the pre-mill bunker inclined conveyors (such as deep drawn pan conveyors or bucket apron conveyors) as well as AUMUND bucket elevators can be employed. AUMUND Weight feeders ensure precisely dosed mill feeding.


B&W Eco-Hopper zur staubreduzierten Schiffsentladung SCHADE Wagonkipper für Zugentladung mit hohen Kapazitäten Bunkerabzug mit dem Panzerkettenförderer PKF Halden- oder Bunker-Ausspeicherung mit dem Bunkerentleerungswagen
Becherwerk mit Zentralkette zur Vorbunkerbeschickung Dosierplattenband