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Ash & Powder Material Handling

MBE has been providing tailor made solutions to different customers for providing custom designed Ash Handling systems, thereby fulfilling the commitment to reduce pollution. As part of a diversification plan, MBE entered into the area of Ash Handling systems for thermal power stations. It entered into collaboration with Eroterv Wagner Biro of Hungary, a world leader in the field with strong presence in Europe and South East Asia. Subsequently, MBE acquired 100% shares in EWB. By virtue of this acquisition, MBE is today a global player in the field of Ash Handling.

High Concentrated Slurry Disposal System, for 2 X 250 MW Power Plant, CESC Budgebudge
Silo for Ash Handling System for 2 x 125 MW , GMDC, Akrimota Power Station

MBE is a leader in handling powder materials by means of Mechanical Transport, Hydraulic Transport, Pneumatic Dense Phase and Lean Phase Transport along with storage and unloading. MBE is in a position to offer complete solutions commencing from concept to commissioning for:

  • Hydraulic transport of Ash
  • Hydro-pneumatic Transport Equipment
  • Dilute & Dense Phase Dry Pneumatic Ash Handling System
  • Dry Unloading Equipment
  • Moistening Screws & Drums
  • Bottom Ash Handling with Scraper Conveyor
  • Bottom Ash Handling with Jet Pump
  • Air Slide Channels for transfer of materials
  • Hydraulic cross – country Ash Transport with Slurry Pumps
  • Dust Control with Filters
  • Mechanical Ash Handling with Belt Conveyor
  • Dry Bottom Ash Handling
  • High Concentration Slurry Disposal System
  • Alumina Handling and Transport
  • Pyrite / Mill Rejects Systems for Power Stations

MBE provides Operation and Maintenance services in the plants.

Ash Transporter Vessel NTPC, Mouda
Transporter Surge Hopper, Rihand
Transporter vessel, Parli
Lean Slurry Handling System

Ash Handling

MBE built the first Ash Handling Plant for Indian Explosives Limited, Kanpur. MBE acquired state-of-the-art technology from EWB Hungary, a world leader in the field for all types of ash and powdered material handling systems.

Transporter for Ash Handling System for 2 x 125 MW GMDC, Akrimota Power Station
O&M at Ash Handling Plant

Subsequently, MBE acquired 100% shareholding of EWB and has the expertise in engineering and turnkey execution of all types of Ash Handling and Ash Management systems including:

  • Bottom Ash Handling System either through Scrapper Conveyor, Jet Pump
  • Bottom Ash Handling through “Dry System”
  • Bed Ash Handling by Pneumatic Pressure/Vacuum Conveying System, Hydraulic System
  • Fly Ash Handling by Mechanical Conveyor, Pneumatic Pressure/ Vacuum Conveying System, Hydraulic System
  • Air Slide System
  • Silo Loading and Unloading including Silo Design
  • Slurry Pumping to distant ash pond areas using cross – country pipelines
  • Ash Management System
  • High Concentration Slurry Disposal System with Dyke Management Facility
  • MBE expertise in providing high capacity Conveying System either through Dense/ Lean Phase is well proven
  • MBE provides reliable Vacuum Conveying System
Ash Handling System for 2 x 125 MW GMDC, Akrimota Power Station

Pneumatic Conveying

MBE is specialized in pneumatic conveying of powdered and granular material that includes Alumina, Limestone, Coal, Zirconium, Sand, Pyrites, Clinker, Lead Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Chromium Oxide etc.

MBE provides specific customer oriented solution for both Vacuum and Pressure conveying system for different powdered material.

Ash Handling : Air Slide
Vacuum Pipe Below ESP Hopper Rihand

The expertise in conveying ash over a long distance in different plants of NTPC, the major utility owner in India, has enabled us to provide solutions for conveying of other powdered material like Limestone for Flue Gas Desulphurisation System.


  • NTPC Ltd.
  • BHEL
  • DVC
  • Neyveli Lignite Corporation
  • Bhavnagar Energy
  • CESC Ltd.
  • GMDC
  • Jindal Power Ltd.
  • Vedanta Aluminium Ltd.
  • Essar

MBE also boasts of supplying Ash Plants/ Pneumatic Systems for Powdery Materials to many Clients abroad, a feat not accomplished by any of its Indian competitors engaged in similar business. To name a few –

Ash Silo Bhavnagar Energy

Powder Material Handling

Powder Material Handling Systems are mainly used to transport materials like cement, alumina etc. Powder Material Handling is done with the help of airlift systems. During the transportation, the material does not come in contact with the atmosphere. McNally Bharat has the capability to design, manufacture, erect and commission on a turnkey basis Powder Material Handling Plants.