Saddle Mount Vibrator System

“These saddle mounts corrected a problem we have struggled with for years.”

The Saddle Mount Bracket for NAVCO vibrators (for pipes and chutes) was developed in the late 1980’s to assist in transporting drill tailings to a barge from an offshore drilling platform.  This proven solution continues to add value to Bulk Material Processes from freeing coal chutes in power plants to assisting in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear clean-up.

NAVCO’s Saddle Mount System keeps your process moving by ensuring material flow through problematic areas of pipes and chutes. NAVCO’s unique approach to mounting a vibrator on pipes and chutes maximizes energy transfer to keep even the most stubborn of materials flowing. The bolt-on mounting assembly is installed without welding, and can be loosened and relocated to meet changing flow restrictions.

Duke Energy Company recently installed NAVCO BH 3.00 industrial vibrators with Saddle Mount Brackets on the coal chutes at the Duke Energy Roxboro Steam Plant. Enthusiastic feedback from operations confirmed that the installation was a complete success. Lead Project Engineer, Chuck Yarbrough, said that the operators wish they had installed these units years ago.

The NAVCO Saddle Mounts at Roxboro Steam Plant are affixed to round chutes that feed coal to the pulverizers. The NAVCO Saddle Mounts were designed specifically to the OD of the chutes. The mounts are engineered to reinforce the chutes section and to maximize transfer of vibration energy from the NAVCO BH 3 impactor through the chute wall to keep coal flowing.

Prior to purchasing the NAVCO solution, Roxboro Steam Plant had installed a portable vibrator that was strapped onto the pipe. Operators were still required to use manual means to encourage coal flow in the chutes. Chuck said the NAVCO vibrators proved to be much more effective at less than half the air consumption. Now when a clog is detected, an operator just has to open the ball valve to run the NAVCO BH 3.00 unit for a few seconds, and flow is restored.

“These Saddle Mounts corrected a problem we have struggled with for years.” Lead Project Engineer, Chuck Yarbrough, Roxboro Steam Plant.

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