The primary function of a hammermill surge bin in a biofuel process is to provide a controlled constant feed from a hammermill to a secondary source without taking on the wear & tear of operating a belt feeder associated with the larger sized biomass material, and yet maintain the required mobility. The surge bin is usually mounted on legs to elevate the bin to a height which permits a truck to be driven underneath the surge bin. A gate in the bottom of the surge bin is then opened and the material falls out of the bin into the truck below. Surge bins are often mounted on a trailer for easy mobility from one site to the next.
Surge Bin and Pan Feeder
1. Dallas, Daniel B. Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook: A Reference Work for Manufacturing Engineers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976. Print.
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