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Heyl & Patterson receive railcar dumper order

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World Coal,

Heyl & Patterson has announced the sales of a turnover railcar dumper barrel to Oxbow Carbon for installation at a facility in Argentina.

The unit will be used to unload fuel-grade coal and will replace a Heyl & Patterson dumper that was installed at the site in 1980. The new unloading system will continue to use the existing electrical and mechanical drives.

The dumper barrel is scheduled in 4Q15 with installation in 1Q16. The order includes technical assistance for installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning, as well as spare parts, upgrades, retrofits and field service for the life of the equipment.

A turnover dumper picks up an open-top railcar gondola and spills its contents to one side into a shallow receiving hopper adjacent to the railroad tracks.

Pittsburgh-based Heyl & Patterson was founded in 1887 and provides custom engineered solutions for thermal processing and bulk material handling applications around the globe.

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