AFS Energy Systems provides an array of fuel storage
complement our Biomass Energy Systems.
consult with you on your specific needs or preferences for fuel
storage, providing information to properly size the storage system.
Fuel Storage Systems: (Pictures)
Silos are available in concrete or metal configurations.
All silos are provided with an automatic
self-unloader to transfer the
fuel to the combustion system. A pneumatic or mechanical conveying system is
required to fill the silo. Storage silos provide optimal fuel storage within a limited amount of
Fuel Bunkers are live bottom pits that can be provided in
configuration or as a steel bin above the ground.
are custom designed to fit an individuals fuel and space
They contain a series of hydraulically operated scrapes located at the
bottom of the bin or a leveling screw at the top and pull the fuel
from the bin upon demand. The
advantage to bunker storage is that
it can receive fuel in a wide variety of
ways including self-unloading trailers, dump
trucks, front-end loaders, conveyors and pneumatic systems. Different types of
fuels can also be combined or segregated within the bunker if desired.
Self-Unloading Trailers provide an economical and versatile means of
storage. The live bottom trailers
are hydraulically operated and can
be discharged to a receiving/metering
conveyor. The trailers can handle
virtually any type of fuel. The
trailers can also be used to transfer fuel
from remote parts of your plant to
the combustion system without the
need for a transfer system.
The trailers are also be used in combination
with the AFS day bin.
Day Bins are storage bins
designed to receive fuel from live bottom
trailers, dump trucks or front-end loaders.
A large hopper is provided to
receive the fuel that is then discharged
into a vibrating or
The conveyor will meter the fuel out of the bin to the material handling
conjunction with live bottom trailers, AFS provides components to
automatically operate the self-unloading trailers to fill the Day Bin upon
demand. The trailers are left connected to the Day Bin thus providing
storage. The Day Bin vibrating
discharge conveyor can be
provided with a metal detector and a screen section
oversized material if required.