Plant Scherer, long time engineering client of Acensium, was named Plant of the Year by the Powder River Basin (PRB) coal users group due to the significant enhancements made through multiple parallel retrofit projects. Renovations were undertaken in every facet, from lighting to coal handling systems to dust suppression systems.

The washdown system was designed with the help of Fort Myers, Fla.–based Acensium. It is operated on a timer, usually during the night shift because load is generally less and there are fewer people affected by the activity. First, water sprays through a header to washdown the top of the tripper floor, then a bottom washdown system flushes material to a drain on the floor. The drain discharge goes to the plant’s coal pile runoff where a process has long been in place to deal with the water/coal mixture.”

Acensium has played a key part in these retrofit projects, leveraging 3D scanning and modeling technology to deliver 3D visualization and engineering support for wet coal handling and combustible dust suppression.

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