Cliffs Natural Resources – Empire Mine – Palmer, MI

U3 Major Pellet Induration Repair

Copyright 2011 Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.

Performed over 4,000 man hours of work on unit #3 in the pellet plant.

Tasks Completed:

  • Performed work on the process fans for unit #3 in the pellet plant. Our work varied from fan wheel weld repairs to housing repairs, duct repairs, motor replacement and alignment and fan balancing.
  • Performed maintenance on the cooler consisting of pallet weld repairs, pallet leveling, carry roller inspection and replacement, dump wheel inspection, shimming and replacement and L seal inspection and replacement.
  • Performed grate repairs consisting of grate chain replacement, support shaft wheel inspection and replacement, head and tail shaft bearing inspection and replacement, support shaft bearing and seal inspection and replacement, let down chain inspection and replacement and spill hopper installation.
  • Performed pump inspections and made repairs as they were found.
  • Made repairs to the drop out box and surrounding duct work.
  • Repaired the grate dust valves.
  • Inspected the pan conveyor and made the necessary repairs.
  • Inspected and repaired the vibrating feeder under the cooler.
  • Cooler repairs consisted of pallet repairs and pallet leveling, dump wheel inspection shimming and replacement, carry wheel inspection and replacement, hopper inspection and weld repairs, L seal inspection, replacement and adjustment.


Mailing Address:

PO Box 369
Wells, MI 49894

Physical Address:
1920 20th Ave North
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone & Fax:
Phone: (906) 789-9021
Fax: (906) 789-9129