FBkc Blog

FB Chain keeps wet ash removal conveyor running at UK’s first straw-fuelled biomass plant

Written by Darran Green on 09 September 2020

FB Chain – and now FBkc – has worked with EPR Ely for eight years to boost conveyor performance at the straw-fuelled Elean power station in Cambridgeshire.

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How can I prevent conveyor sprockets from clogging?

Written by Darran Green on 19 August 2020

FB Chain offers specially designed anti-clog conveyor chain sprockets with self-cleaning grooves to prevent loose, moist material from clogging up the driving flank of the sprocket tooth. This ensures the smooth running of the conveyor chain, reduces wear, and increases the service life of both the sprocket and chain.

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FB doubles the service life of Swiss biomass CHP plant’s chain conveyor

Written by Darran Green on 22 July 2020

Biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant IWB Basel in Switzerland was unhappy with the service life of the drop forged link chains and sprockets on its infeed scraper conveyor. Our sister company FB Ketten Austria solved the problem – and reduced operating costs during the process.

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How can I make my ash removal chain last longer?

Written by Darran Green on 01 July 2020

When specifying a conveyor chain for a corrosive environment, such as wet ash removal at a biomass energy plant, it’s important to consider the wear characteristics of the material and design. Stainless steel pins and bushes that have been welded for extra strength, for example, can dramatically increase service life and prevent costly unscheduled downtime.

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Biomass conveyor chains: 15 years of experience and counting

Written by Darran Green on 10 June 2020

Through the wider FB Group, we’ve been involved in the European energy-from-waste industry right from its very inception. Now with our dedicated conveyor division in the UK, FBkc, we are more committed than ever to helping biomass plants extend the life of their conveyor components.

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FB Chain adapts with UK biomass and recycling industries in mind

Written by Darran Green on 27 April 2012

Leading conveyor chain manufacturer and supplier FB Chain has seen a 70% increase in sales of conveyor chains over the past year with a large proportion of these to customers in the UK biomass and recycling industries.

“We have always had strong sales within the wood and paper and pulp processing industries but biomass and recycling are relatively new markets for us,” says Peter Church, Managing Director of FB Chain UK.

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