Commissioning of Cleveland Cascade Chutes continues in Colombia on FAM supplied Ship loaders

A custom built pair of Cleveland Cascade chutes are now loading vessels in Colombia as part of a large FAM project for 2 ship loaders at the Port of Mamonal on the countries Northern coast.

The chutes will eventually load both Coal and Met Coke at rates of up to 2800 metric tonnes per hour, but at present only Coal loading is occurring.

This project adds to the long working history between CCL and FAM, which began with the supply of a Cascade chute in 1999. Since then we have worked together on 15 different projects in various locations around the World, handling a variety of different bulk materials.

These chutes are special, in that they had a requirement for extra-long Trimmer spouts, which would rotate through 360 degrees, and deliver material with an outreach of 5 to 7 meters from the chutes centreline.

The Cascade chutes are working to effectively prevent dust emissions during loading, and also minimise material degradation as it transfers from the Ship loader into vessels.

The videos below show the chutes in action.

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