Skip to Main Content
Industry trends in chip storage and handlingAuthor(s): Tim McDonald; Alastair Twaddle
Source: In: Proceedings: TAPPI 2000 pulping/process & product quality conference; 2000 November 5-9; Boston, MA. Atlanta, GA: TAPPI Press. 7 p
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: Download Publication (1.7 MB)
DescriptionA survey was conducted of US pulp and paper mills to characterize chip pile management trends. The survey was developed by members of the TAPPI Fiber Raw Material Supply Committee and mailed out in December of 1999. There were a total of 80 respondents to the survey. A typical mill was foudn to maintain one sofhvood and one hardwood chip pile, with maximum inventory of less than 25,000 green tons each. Chip transport to piles was most often via conveyors and recovery typically using dozers to a put reclaim. Pile inventory method was dependent on mill size, but tended to be by visual insepection. Conversion of pile volume to weight was predominately through a constant factor of unknow origin. Important losses in chip quality varied by region, with brightness losses being the major concern in the West, fungal and size losses in the North, and by-product losses in the South.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationMcDonald, Tim; Twaddle, Alastair. 2000. Industry trends in chip storage and handling. In: Proceedings: TAPPI 2000 pulping/process & product quality conference; 2000 November 5-9; Boston, MA. Atlanta, GA: TAPPI Press. 7 p
- Engineering analysis of lightweight high-opacity newsprint production by fiber loading
- Doit-On Secher Avant Stockage Les Plaquettes D`Arbres Entiers Destinees Au Chauffage
- Should whole-tree chips for fuel be dried before storage?
XML: View XML