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