Malt Processing Facility, Minnesota

Project Type: Malt Processing Facility
Location: Minnesota
Capacities: 85 TPH

A client looking to reduce maintenance costs and product degradation decided to replace nine existing drag conveyors with an enclosed belt conveyor to transfer malted barley from their kilns to a rail load-out area. The project was complicated by minimal clearance at both transition points and the three active rail spurs that lay between. Rapat invited a structural engineering firm to do a field survey and review the existing structure at the conveyor discharge location. The latest 3D scanning technology was used to successfully verify clearance at both ends and support bent locations by inserting the conveyor model directing into the computer generated layout.