Colorado Springs Utilities Coal Car Shaker
Completed: November 2008
The coal car shaker at Ray Nixon Power Plant was damaged when a locomotive struck the coal shaker when it was in the lowered position. We had to disassemble the top portion of the structure and replace the damaged components. Welding had to take place on the structure, which required a very elaborate safety shield to prevent welding slag and other open flame issues from falling into the coal pit and starting a fire. We also had to coordinate closely with the railroad/coal deliveries because the train tracks had to remain in use for the duration of the project.