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JOEBM 2017 Vol.5(4): 192-196 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2017.5.4.510

To Improve the Environmental, Economic and Safety Benefits of Coal Terminals: The Research of Train Collection Strategy and Silo Storage System

Xu Xinglu, Wang Wenyuan, Peng Yun, Song Xiangqun, and Guo Zijian
Abstract— In order to solve the problem of dust pollution in coal terminals, this paper introduces the application of silo storage system, and analyzes the handling operation process of silo-type export coal terminals. Then, in order to improve the economic and safety benefit in coal terminals with silo-storage system, a model is built to simulate the operation process of the coal terminals, under different scenarios of the train collection strategy and the single silo volume. The annual throughput, port time of trains and ships are used as the evaluation index of economic benefit. And the storage time and the numbers of silo-changing operations, are used to evaluate the safety benefit. After running the simulation model, the results show that when the single silo volume changes from 20,000 tons to 30,000 tons, the economic benefit improves while the safety benefit declines. When the single silo volume is 20,000 tons, as the train collection period increases from 3 days to 7 days, the annual throughput decreases 0.7% and the average port time of ships can be increased by 16.9% respectively. Besides, the average port time of trains gains a marked improvement of 78.8%. As for the safety benefit, the coal storage time has decreased 23.4%, and the number of silo-changing times increases from 9 times to 26 times.

Index Terms— Coal terminals, environmental protection of ports, dust control, coal silo, logistics simulation.

X. Xu, W. Wang, Y. Peng, X. Song, and Z. Guo are with the Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024 China (e-mail: xuxinglu221@163.com, wangwenyuan@dlut.edu.cn, yun_peng@dlut.edu.cn, sxqun@126.com, e-mail: zjguo@dlut.edu.cn).

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Cite: Xu Xinglu, Wang Wenyuan, Peng Yun, Song Xiangqun, and Guo Zijian, " To Improve the Environmental, Economic and Safety Benefits of Coal Terminals: The Research of Train Collection Strategy and Silo Storage System," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 192-196, 2017.

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