McTominay agrees new Man Utd contract

first_imgManchester United youngster Scott McTominay has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford until 2023.The 22-year-old has made just eight appearances in all competitions this season and has been linked with a loan move in the January transfer window, with Celtic reportedly interested.But having broken into the first team under Jose Mourinho last season, the midfielder is keen to continue his development with the Red Devils. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “Manchester United has been my life since the age of five and playing for the club I’ve always supported is all I’ve ever wanted to do,” he said.“I’m still young and I’m learning all the time from the manager, his coaching staff and from the world-class players in the squad.”I can’t wait to continue my progress at this great club.“Interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: “Scott has been with the club from a very young age, he has progressed through our Academy ranks and has made fantastic progress in the last couple of years.✍️ We are delighted to announce Scott McTominay has extended his contract with #MUFC until June 2023, with the option to sign for a further year.Congratulations, @McTominay10! 🙌— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 21, 2019″Scott is a young midfielder and is constantly improving. He’s an intelligent player and wants to learn all the time.“I am delighted he has signed a new contract and there is no doubt that he has a bright future ahead of him.”Lancaster-born McTominay joined the United academy aged five and went on to make his debut in 2017 against Arsenal – and was soon rewarded with a new contract.In the 2017-18 season he made 23 appearances in all competitions and became a favourite of then manager Jose Mourinho.The coach awarded McTominay the ‘Manager’s Player of the Year’ prize in his final full season at the helm, but this term his career has stalled.Reports had suggested the midfielder could be loaned out to a club in the Scottish Premiership in the January transfer window, but no move has been forthcoming. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Transfer point upgrades raise throughput reduce dust in Canada

first_imgThe largest independent terminal operator in North America has announced completion of a load-out hopper and four belt conveyors capable of carrying as much as 1,500 t/h of concentrate, complete with five transfer points that comply with the company’s ‘zero spill’ principle. The entire system of chutes and transfers at Kinder Morgan’s North Vancouver, BC facility was designed by Martin Engineering, custom-engineered and modelled in 3-D. The Martin transfer chutes confine the material stream and reduce air entrainment, while directing the moving material onto the receiving belt with minimal impact to reduce spillage, abrasion, dust and premature wear. This control also helps ensure that material is center-loaded on the belt, avoiding mistracking and fugitive dust.  The new transfer points provide the dual benefits of minimising aeration and preventing buildup within the chute, which is particularly important when dealing with combustible materials.Four of the new transfer points employ a ‘hood and spoon’ transfer, with the hood discharge chute at the top of the system and a spoon receiving chute to place material onto the belt being loaded. These engineered flow chutes employ special geometries that capture and concentrate the material stream as it travels through the chute. The fifth transfer point required a heavy-duty impact area at the bottom of a hopper to handle cargo from two front loaders.Environmental stewardship and safety are among Kinder Morgan’s core principles, and all the concentrate storage and handling facilities at the terminal are fully enclosed to ensure that no fugitive material escapes into the environment. From the outset, company officials knew that particular attention would be needed on the five conveyor transfers in order to prevent the escape of dust. “When we spent some time reviewing the existing transfer points, it became apparent that there was now better technology available, and we wanted equipment that could elevate the performance and containment to a new level,” said K-M Engineering & Project Development Manager Al Price-Stephens.   During initial meetings, the Martin Engineering team introduced a variety of new technologies to improve efficiency and dust containment. “They helped us reach a good understanding of what’s available, and we found additional details on the company’s web site,” Price-Stephens continued. “We also became very familiar with the Martin Engineering book, Foundations IV, which has become the bible of bulk materials handling.” To address the site’s specific requirements and design the optimum containment, Martin Engineering conducted a site survey, followed by a conveyor risk assessment. The strategy that emerged gave Martin Engineering responsibility for the design and fabrication of the five transfers, as well as supervising the installation by an outside contractor. “Load zones and discharge points are prime sources for the creation and release of airborne dust,” explained Martin Engineering Global Projects Manager Greg Bierie. “The amount of dust created in a transfer point depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the material and the height of the drop onto the belt, as well as the speed and angle of the loading and unloading belts,” he said. The project was kicked off with material testing at Martin Engineering’s Center for Innovation at the company’s headquarters in Neponset, Illinois. “By testing the customer’s specific bulk material and applying those properties as the initial step in chute design, we can develop a transfer that maximises capacity, while minimising the potential for build-up and fugitive material,” Bierie said.Weekly meetings were held from the beginning of the project through final design, which allowed all participants to see and discuss the status of each transfer point as it was being designed. “Every chute design is tailored to suit the specific material characteristics and conveyor systems of the individual customer, rather than using stock products and attempting to make them work,” observed Martin Engineering Projects Manager Tim Patrick O’Harran.“Martin engineering works with a 3D model, which not all designers do,” Price-Stephens said.  “It’s much easier to look at a 3D model and resolve some of the potential issues before fabrication.”The new conveyors range from about 32 m to 216 m in length, and are either 1,067 mm or 1,220 mm wide.  Average speeds range from 0.9 m/s on the shortest run to 2.87 m/s on the longest conveyor.  Liner materials were installed on all five transfer chutes to resist abrasion and extend service life. Asked to summarise the experience overall, Price-Stephens said, “We were pleased by the level of support that we received from Martin Engineering, without having to hound anyone. And we were impressed by the fact that when we did the initial start-up, it was the guys who helped design the equipment who were there to oversee the start-up.“To some extent, I think bulk terminals like ours have learned to live with a certain amount of spillage and dust, believing that it’s unavoidable,” he added. “We’ve proven here that isn’t the case. When you look at the components and see what’s been designed for this facility, you realize the concepts and technology are pretty straightforward. It’s really about simple things done well.”Kinder Morgan is the largest independent terminal operator in North America, with 180 locations. The Vancouver Wharves terminal in North Vancouver, BC delivers inbound and outbound services to shippers moving cargo between all regions of western Canada, handling mineral concentrates, liquids (diesel and jet fuel), sulphur and specialty agricultural products. The terminal handles more than 600,000 t/y of concentrate across five different storage buildings.last_img read more