Barge Unloading

5.0 1 Review SKU: CHUN00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

Coal barges are generally loaded with coal dumped from trains. The loaded barges are taken to plants by tugboats, which also take the empty barges away to be reloaded. This course focuses on the operations involved in handling barges from the time they arrive at a plant until the empty barges are taken away. It examines in detail the components and operation of two types of barge unloaders: a bucket elevator unloader and a clamshell, or traveling tower, unloader.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Bringing in Barges
  • Name common types of deck fittings found on tugs, barges, and docks.
  • Describe a typical tugboat makeup to a coal barge.
  • Explain how to tie a barge to a dock.
  • Explain one way to connect a barge to a barge haul system.
  • List several safety rules for working on or around barges.
  • Bucket Elevator Unloaders
  • Describe a bucket elevator unloader and explain the functions of its major components.
  • List the cab controls for a bucket elevator unloader and explain what they do.
  • Operating a Bucket Elevator Unloader
  • Describe general startup procedures for a bucket elevator unloader system.
  • Explain how to unload a barge with a bucket elevator unloader.
  • Describe general shutdown procedures for a bucket elevator unloader system.
  • Clamshell Unloaders
  • Describe a clamshell, or traveling tower, unloader and explain the functions of its major components.
  • Explain how winches and cables operate a clamshell bucket.
  • List the major controls for a clamshell unloader and explain their functions.
  • Explain how to operate the bucket of a clamshell unloader to pick up and release coal.
  • Clamshell Unloader Operation
  • List the checks that an operator and a dockhand should make before operating a clamshell unloader.
  • Explain how to use a clamshell unloader to remove coal from a barge.
  • Describe a dockhand's duties during unloading.
  • Shifting and Taking Away Empty Barges
  • Explain how to shift a barge with a barge haul system, a capstan, and tugboats.
  • Explain how a tugboat can make up to an empty barge and take it away.

Customer Reviews

1/15/2019

great module

“great module”

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