South Pacific Seeds is one of the world's largest vegetable seed companies, producing 2.930 tonnes of seeds in the 2011-2012 crop year. Atmospheric dust generation was a problem until better handling of bulk gypsum was introduced.
Until recently, operators at a water treatment plant in Colorado were feeding powdered activated carbon (PAC) from 20 kg bags, manually carrying them up a flight of stairs to dump them into a storage hopper above a feeder - risking injury and creating excessive dust. The problem was solved with a bulk bag discharger.
Flexicon has released a dust hood for its bulk bag dischargers, designed to contain spillage and dust that can escape through seams in the bag and folds in the spout.
In-pit crushing has been common in Europe for some time, but is relatively new in Australia. Following an extensive design consultation process for its Peppertree Quarry, Australia's largest building and construction materials supplier, Boral, is now leading the way in world's best practice for in-pit crushing.
Flexicon has released a bulk bag filling system for ultraheavy-duty applications that can fill bulk bags with aggregates, abrasive minerals, powdered metals, dry chemical additives, filter press cake and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials.
The construction of this NBE sanitary bulk container dumper meets the FDA, cGMP definition for cleanability according to 21CFR110.40, with design features that proactively facilitate thorough cleaning and meet or reduce target cleaning times.
The Aero-Flow Series of rotary feeders is designed specifically for pneumatic conveying of dense materials such as fine powders used in chemical and pharmaceutical processing, food and bakery processing, plastics, and milling.
The BT Series blow-through feeder/airlock is designed to ensure optimal bulk density and throughput of hard-to-convey materials, such as fine powders and flakes, in high-pressure pneumatic conveying applications.
National Bulk Equipment (NBE) bulk bag filling systems are engineered, fabricated and constructed to speed inspections, simplify integration and ensure qualification for start-up into food processing and packaging operations.
NBE has introduced a bulk bag filling process system that includes an automated pallet introduction, automated metering of material supply, NTEP-certified, precision bag weighing and automated, filled-bag accumulation conveyors.
The Flexi-Disc line of tubular cable conveyors is designed for the gentle transfer of friable food and non-food products.
The Flexicon Bag Dumping System with glove box, bag compactor and flexible screw conveyor, isolates bulk material from the operator and plant environment throughout opening, dumping and compaction of bags, and the conveying of material downstream.
The Model SK-24-MS attrition mill reduces friable chemicals and minerals, as well as metal powders, wood flour, fertilisers, insecticides and fibres, producing particles within relatively narrow size ranges from 10- down to 100-mesh.
Early adopters of anaerobic technology used to convert wastewater into green energy are now reaping millions of dollars a year in benefits by replacing fossil fuel, producing less pollution as a result, and achieving much cleaner effluent water into the bargain.
In keeping with its growth strategy, Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) has successfully completed an upgrade to its bulk material handling facilities at Port Hedland that will pave the way to the company’s target export capacity of 155 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).