Lead Blast Furnace Feeding at Cominco

CIM Bulletin, 1963

In the fall of 1961, Cominco discarded its long-established system of feeding t he lead blast furnaces by narrow-gauge tram and V-cars, and installed an elevated monorail bucket system. This system automatically loads buckets of sinter, along with the correct proportion of coke, and delivers them to any of several designated furnaces. Direct labour usage has been reduced by nine men per day; improved coke proportioning has been achieved; and a major safety hazard has been eliminated.
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