COAL BINS: TRANSPORTING COAL BY RAIL IN SOUTH SUMATRA
PT Trade Corp Indonesia has recently completed a project building coal bins for a customer in South Sumatra where a new stretch of 179km railway has recently opened making available to coal companies in the Lahat regency, infrastructure that can increase efficiency and profit. These coal bins are designed to work in conjunction with rail transportation increasing not only the payload but the frequency of payload by reducing transportation time. These units have a payload capacity of 24.27 tons and have internal and external support trusses to increase the structural integrity of the bin, preventing the walls from warping. These bins also have a custom designed lockable hinge door which was designed in conjunction with Indonesian Rail to operate on an automatic unloading system. This system prevents to the hinge door from buckling, bending and opening during transportation. Finally, these coal bin units are fitted with a unique drainage system which prevents water accummulation added extra water weight.