The cross-bars are held in position by retain-er brackets. All wear parts are easy to installand replace.
Mechanical ﬂow regulators andair distribution plates
Mechanical ﬂow regulator
In the SF Cross-Bar Cooler each air distribu-tion plate is equipped with a MechanicalFlowRegulator(MFR)whichregulatestheair-ﬂowtoeachplateviaaself-adjustingoriﬁce.The MFR maintains a constant airﬂowthrough the air distribution plate and clink-er bed, irrespective of clinker bed height,particle size distribution, temperature, etc.If for some reason the restriction of air-ﬂow through the clinker layer changeslocally, the MFR automatically compensatesfor the variations in restriction and main-tains the desired airﬂow.The MFR working principle is entirelybased on simple physical laws without anyelectrical controls.The MFR prevents the cooling air fromtaking the “path of least restriction”. Thishelps to optimise heat recuperation and dis-tribution of air throughout the entire gratecooler, which in turn allows fuel savingsand/or an increase in throughput.
Air distribution plate
The air distribution plates of the SF Cross-Bar Cooler are characterised by low pres-sure drop. The MFR system adds little to thepressure drop during normal operation, dueto the large oriﬁce area. So the undergratepressure is considerably lower than in tradi-tional coolers, which in turn saves electricalenergy.Air is supplied from one fan to eachundergrate compartment, established whenﬁtting the modules side by side together.The SF Cross-Bar Cooler has no internalducting within the undergrate compart-ments.The protective layer of static clinkerbetween the cross-bars and the air distribu-tion plates prevents wear of the air distribu-tion plates.
The entire SF Cross-Bar Cooler is construct-ed as a modular system with a ﬁxed inletmodule followed by standard modules (1.3m wide x 4.2 m long or 4 x 14 air distribu-tion plates). The standard modules are pre-assembled in the workshop to ensure highquality and swift and easy installation. Eachmodule includes a movable frame activatedby a hydraulic cylinder. The movable frameis guided by four linear guide bearings andhas two drive plates.The drive plate penetrates the grate linevia two slots, which extend throughout theentire module length. On top of the driveplates a patented sealing proﬁle forms adust trap, preventing clinker from enteringthe undergrate compartment and, conse-quently, eliminating the need for a dustspillage conveyor.The sealing proﬁles extend throughoutthe entire cooler length, which means that
Air-ﬂow through holes in tongue Air-ﬂow through idle hole Air-ﬂow through gapsMechanical ﬂow regulator Reciprocating cross-bars above stationary clinker layer