Thunder Bay Terminals Ltd. terminal plant design

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 808, 1979

J. CARR, Carr & Donald & Associates Toronto, Ontario

This paper discusses: (1) the need for Western Canadian coal in eastern Ontario Hydro plants; (2) design parameters—unit trains, year- 'round receiving from trains, and shipping (Great Lakes season); (3) equipment chosen—dumper-indexer, outhaul conveyor, yard belt, stacker, reclaimer, surge-bin feeders, shiploader, docking system and dust control; (4) foundation and soil conditions—dumper house, yard belt, surge bin and dock-piling-runway; (5) winter conditions—thaw shed, feeder, lump breaker, beltings (oil), and dust control and disposal; and (6) operations to date.
Keywords: Thunder Bay Terminals Ltd., Design, Terminals, Plant design, Coal handling, Ontario Hydro, Stockpiles, Dumper houses, Car dumpers, Winter operations, Stackers, Reclaimers, Shiploaders.