Stockpile Sensor Increases the Availability of Yard Equipments-Ports
G. Vara Prasad Babu1, M. Pramila Devi2

1G. Vara Prasad Babu*, scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Prof. M. Pramila Devi, Principal, women’s college of engineering, Andhra university, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Manuscript received on April 05, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2020. | PP: 44-48 | Volume-9 Issue-4, April 2020. | Retrieval Number:  C6549029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C6549.049420
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Abstract: The purpose of the study is to assess the importance of stock pile sensor plays a pivotal role in the availability of yard equipment’s wiz reclaimers, stackers, stacker cum reclaimers. By increasing the availability of the equipment we can reduce the turnaround time of the vessel by which the customer satisfaction can be achieved optimistically. The stock pile sensor been installed for irregular contact of boom while reclaiming/ stacking, and to prevent damage of bucket wheel teeth from worn out. The stock pile sensor and inter lock system and chute block sensors ensures the reduction of over tons per hour issues arising from sudden stoppage of conveyors along the operational circuit under operations, chutes and tripper car discharge chutes over choked with cargo related issues, considering the parameters of man power, and time factors can be saved and can be used for other maintenance purposes and to get back the circuit into operational effectiveness increasing the availability of the yard equipment’s. 
Keywords: Gangavaram port limited, stock pile sensor, tons per hour, bucket wheel.