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Dumpster Loadout Conveyor for Dewatered Biosolids at Town of Telluride, CO

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End User or Owner

Town of Telluride
Telluride, CO

Consulting Engineer

Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.
Durango, CO

Plant Name and Location

Town of Telluride WWTP
Telluride, CO

General Description of the Application

The Town of Telluride Wastewater Division operates the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant at Society Turn, collecting and treating wastewater from the town and from nearby communities, including the Town of Mountain Village.

The addition of a new dewatering screw press required a new shaftless screw conveyor to load biosolids in to dump trailers. KWS Environmental supplied a flexible, custom aftermarket solution so the plant could get their improved process up and running in a few short months.

Design Parameters of Application

  1. Product Type: Dewatered Biosolids
  2. Material Density: 40 to 65 Lbs. per Cubic Foot
  3. Max Capacity: 75 Cubic Feet per Hour
  4. Duty: 5 days a week, 8 Hours per Day

Advantages Provided by KWS

Dumpster Loadout Conveyor for Dewatered Biosolids at Town of Telluride, CO- KWS Manufacturing

Screw Press Discharges Dewatered Biosolids to Transition Chute

The new screw press had been preordered and was due for delivery within 8 weeks. To complete the load out system, the Town needed a screw conveyor quickly designed and delivered in order to meet schedule. KWS Environmental responded immediately, providing a concept and layout drawing along with complete mechanical & electrical design. The consulting engineer supplied civil & architectural services and coordinated the installation, saving the town money. The new KWS screw conveyor arrived on site shortly after the screw press. A qualified and trained local representative provided start up and site training.

Special Features of KWS Design

Using the latest 3D computer modeling techniques, KWS provided a shaftless screw conveyor with several unique features. A special hinged inlet mated directly to the screw press discharge chute could be closed to protect operators when not in use. The conveyor has custom supports that attach to wheels and a gantry crane in the room. The supports are designed so the conveyor can be pushed out of the way after shutdown, allowing clearance in the room for trucks and deliveries. The conveyor has three discharge locations with slide gates so biosolids loadout can better utilize the useable volume in the dump trailer without having to move the truck. KWS also supplied a custom-built control panel to interface with upstream equipment and only run the conveyor when it is safe to do so.

Testimonial

"The quality and quick delivery of the KWS shaftless screw conveyor was excellent. I’m sure we will be very happy with KWS for years to come."

Bill Goldsworthy, Plant Superintendent – Town of Telluride

Dumpster Loadout Conveyor for Dewatered Biosolids at Town of Telluride, CO- KWS Manufacturing

KWS Shaftless Screw Conveyor Transfers Biosolids to Trailer

Dumpster Loadout Conveyor for Dewatered Biosolids at Town of Telluride, CO- KWS Manufacturing

Trailers are Evenly Loaded from Three Discharge Locations

Dumpster Loadout Conveyor for Dewatered Biosolids at Town of Telluride, CO- KWS Manufacturing

Discharged Biosolids are Very Dry

Dumpster Loadout Conveyor for Dewatered Biosolids at Town of Telluride, CO- KWS Manufacturing

KWS Shaftless Screw Conveyor is Supported by Gantry

Dumpster Loadout Conveyor for Dewatered Biosolids at Town of Telluride, CO- KWS Manufacturing

Conveyor is Moved to Side When Not in Use

Biosolids / Sludge

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