Pacowy wrote:Not looking for sympathy. The forum is good for letting people share their notes, and it seems like a lot of people have had similar experiences with this source. Mine spans from bags bought fresh from the indoor storage facility of a local dealer to bags bought from private parties (who bought them from different dealers). They all had way more water than other rice I've bought in bags, including bags from another source that I know sat out in the rain.
If it helps some coal users deal with problems they may be experiencing, or eventually gets the supplier to improve the quality of their product, I'm not sure why some members seem to think it shouldn't be discussed.
Take a ride to the breaker & bagging plant and see for yourself there is no water in the coal when it is being bagged
they have several million dollar computerized bagging machine and robot that can not have water pouring all over the
place you will find the bagging plant dry the coal comes from the breaker to drying sheds it sits for days drying out then it is truck to the bagging plant where the coal goes into 2 storey drying hoppers where hot air is blown in to dry any moistureout of the coal there are 4 hopper the coal is rotated from one to the other then it is conveyed to the bagging hopper the conveyors have hot air knifes blowers blowing more hot air onto & over the coal before it goes into the bagging
hopper where the Computer drops the coal into the bags that have air holes in them so they do not blow apart when they are being filled once the computer weighs the 40 lb bags then they are sealed and set down the conveyor to the robot arm that loads then onto pallets then once there are 60 bags on it the pallet is moved to the shrink wrap machine where there are two pieces of plastic folded over the top of pallet to cover the bags them the machine wraps it in shrink wrap ones it is done the pallet moves down the line to the forklift where the pallet is moved to the storage house/ warehouse everything is in side
The water issue is from when the product gets to the dealer that is when the water gets in to the bags most dealer store the pallets outside in the weather instead of in a building or trailer once the dealer opens the shrink wrap and removes the plastic cover then the water can get in .
I have took many members to the breaker and bagging plant they all can testify that there is no water in the coal when it is being bagged If you do not believe then take a ride down to them and see for your self they are more then happy to show you the process of breaking and bagging coal .
Now with this said This subject should be closed as far as it is the manufacture fault because it is not the case .