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1. (WO2018017090) BULK MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEM FOR REDUCED DUST, NOISE, AND EMISSIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/017090    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/043271
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B65D 88/12
B65D 88/26
B65D 90/12
B60P 1/00
B62D 63/06
B60P 7/13
B01F 15/02
B65D 90/54
E21B 21/01
Applicants: HALIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC
Inventors: LUCAS, Bryan, Chapman
WARREN, Wesley, John
STEGEMOELLER, Calvin, L.
SCHAFFNER, Austin, Carl
Title: BULK MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEM FOR REDUCED DUST, NOISE, AND EMISSIONS
Abstract:
In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for handling bulk material in a manner that reduces dust, noise, and emissions are provided. The presently disclosed techniques use portable containers to transfer bulk material from a transportation unit to a blender inlet. The containers may be carried to the location on the transportation unit, where a hoisting mechanism is used to remove the container from the transportation unit and place it in a desired location. When bulk material is needed at the blender inlet, the hoisting mechanism may position the container of bulk material onto an elevated support structure. Once on the support structure, the container may be opened to release bulk material to a gravity feed outlet, which routes the bulk material from the container directly into the blender inlet. The disclosed containerized bulk material transfer system and method allows for reduced dust, noise, and emissions on location.