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Title: Feeder for bulk solids

Abstract

A feeder for bulk solids has a rotatable bin with an open bottom and an open top and is tilted so that one side of the bin is substantially vertical. A rotating auger is located within the bin having a vertically oriented exposed helical fin. Longitudinal ribs are secured on an inner surface of the bin and spaced radially. Material is loaded into the open top of the rotating bin, tumbling the material toward the bottom of the bin causing the material to constantly contact the rotating auger. The auger then feeds the material through the open bottom of the bin. Ribs engage the material in the bin enhancing tumbling and feeding.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1496812
Patent Number(s):
10,179,702
Application Number:
15/600,413
Assignee:
BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 May 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Nichol, Corrie Ian. Feeder for bulk solids. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Nichol, Corrie Ian. Feeder for bulk solids. United States.
Nichol, Corrie Ian. Tue . "Feeder for bulk solids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1496812.
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