Endurance was selected to retrofit an existing 11′ diameter drum system for Resolute Forest Products’ Talladega Chip Mill. The existing drum shells were badly worn and beyond repair. Endurance supplied a new, two (2) section, 11′ x 95′ long ‘Less Lifter’ Shell Assembly.
The new shell sections are designed to reduce the torsional stresses caused by the chute feed arrangement and increase fiber yield to the chipper. Each heavy duty shell section weighs over 110,000#. Also replaced was the slide chute bottom. A 1.5″ new rolled steel section was installed while downtime was taken to switch out the shells. The Resolute mill supplies chips exclusively to the Coosa Pines Paper Facility.