Compared to the originally planned deep pit solution, the Samson® machines demonstrate significant advantages on a number of levels. They are simply positioned at ground level and can receive bulk materials directly from dump trucks or walking floor trucks. They can also convey moist, sticky bulk materials without bridging. Significantly less dust is produced due to extraction of material rather than reception of falling material from heights, and last but not least, robustness and reliability make the Samson® Material Feeder a durable allrounder.
A particularly striking advantage compared to the deep pit solution for the biomass power plant in Huelva is the significantly smaller enclosure that is required, and consequently the much smaller volume of dust to be suppressed. Had the deep pit solution gone ahead, a more extensive building with higher investment costs would have been required. The capital investment which had been set aside for civil works is no longer required. All in all, the effectiveness of a Samson® Material Feeder in environmental protection speaks for itself.