Designing & Pricing A Silo
The silo design is a complex problem involving a number of factors — including the type of material to be stored, the functionality or operational requirements of the silo, and the geographical location of the structure.
All You Need To Know About Receiving Unit Trains
More and more often, the railroads have been encouraging their customers to receive products in larger lots and unload them quickly. As a result, the railroads have established grain “unit train” rates which typically require the receipt of 65-, 75-, or 90-car trains that must be turned around in 24 hours or less.
A.G.L., OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program was re-issued in March, 2008 following the Georgia sugar plant explosion a month earlier which got a lot of notoriety. It is expected that there will be increased enforcement activities in the future, especially on certain industry groups, like the feed industry.Read More
In today’s tough economy, I wonder what your thoughts are on keeping an extensive supply of spare parts. Can you help me formulate a spare-parts policy?
As a design/build contractor of complex operating facilities, it is essential for us to advise the owner of the spare parts recommended to maintain the effective operation of the equipment and systems and minimize the extent of any downtime.
How To Ensure A Successful Project
Successful project management involves a long list of skills. Here at WL Port-Land Systems, we believe that keeping things on schedule and within budget depends a lot on internal and external communication.
Join A Professional Association
Over the years, our company has become active in various professional organizations. Not only has this made a positive impact on the WL Port-Land employees who are members, but it shows our company’s commitment to staying current with what’s happening in the industries in which we work.
One aspect of feed mill construction that doesn’t get much “air time” is the vital close communication during an undertaking of such magnitude.
If all mills were identical, it would be simple to submit permits and have completed drawings for the field superintendent.
Easy-To-Understand ‘Power Factor’ Part II
“Power Factor” is not a concern when discussing our residential power bills. Simply because our electricity supplier does not bill us for the reactive power required to operate these motors, this is universal across the nation for residential customers. The situation can be quite different for those responsible for paying the electric bill for a commercial or industrial facility.
One of the biggest hurdles we face in the engineering department is designing a facility or structure that simplifies equipment maintenance and housekeeping.
Whether we are building a feed mill, a grinding building, a finished feed tower, or a receiving system, equipment maintenance and housekeeping must be considered part of the package.