High Capacity Dust Free Grain Loading Spouts
DCL INC. designs, engineers, and manufactures dust control and loading systems for dry bulk materials. Recently the company has supplied two Model OV88HD-75 ship loading spouts with inline Model CFM1320 compact filter modules to TEMCO, LLC in the Port of Kalama, Washington as part of the TEMCO grain terminal expansion in excess of $150 million.
The spouts were partially assembled in –house, placed on skids, then shipped via truck from DCL’s manufacturing facility in Charlevoix, Michigan to a staging facility in Washington until equipment was ready for final assembly at the terminal, where it was placed into service at the end of 2015.
The travel of the spouts are 75’ with a 22’-9” retracted length and 97’-9” extended length and the loading rate is 3,200tph (metric tons per hour) of wheat, soybean, corn, beat pulp @ 48 PCF on average.
Each spout has a quick change discharge to switch between a DCL deadfall dust suppressor and a rotary trimming spoon. The deadfall is designed to slow the material being loaded down at the bottom of the spout to control dusting and the rotary product trimmer is available when there is a need to load product in the ship holds which are hard to get to. The deadfall and trimming spoon have their own storage cradle when not in use.
Products manufactured by DCL are:
- Loading spouts
- Loading spout positioners
- Diverter valves
- Shut off valves
- Dust collection
- Bag and drum filling
- Aeration equipment
- System controls
Research & Development in Dry Bulk Loading Systems
Staying true to its goal, ‘To be an innovator’, DCL has a full-time, in-house research and development staff and a dedicated testing lab. The company is continually looking for new and better ways to help its clients move material. Some of its innovations include the industry’s first:
- Full-length inner spout cone set
- High-efficiency pleated, spun-bonded filters in a compact spout filter module
- Fully-automatic hands-free truck loading system
- Low-horsepower silo aeration reclaim system for fine products
- Pedestal-style articulating loading arms to include automatic in-line tracking
- Telescopic air-slide ship loading boom
- Non-mechanical deadfall spout discharge for dust control of fine products in ship loading.
DCL’s expertise in system engineering, design, and integration makes it an ideal one-stop source to design, build and install bulk loading solutions. And its 40,000ft manufacturing and warehousing facility allows it to build and test the largest and most complex systems.