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Operating Ideas - July-August 2017


A Better and Safer Way to Clean Coal Ash Silos

MPW Industrial Services borrowed concepts from the oil field, window-washing and confined space rescue trades to develop a better and safer way to clean coal ash silos, which receive as much as 100 million tons of material in the United States each year.
The ash is generated when coal is combusted and the resulting flue gas is captured by electrostatic precipitators or baghouses before entering smoke stacks. The ash, which has a fine particle size distribution with most less than 100 microns, is typically collected in pyramid hoppers then transferred to silos.

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