Sonthofen, Germany – Unibéton, a French subsidiary of the HeidelbergCement Group, is producing specific ready-mix concrete for the “Grand Paris Express” project. To optimize the production process, the company replaced a planetary mixer with a twin-shaft mixer from BHS-Sonthofen. For the first time in France, the mixer was installed with frequency converters to enhance operations. Continue reading BHS-Sonthofen: New BHS Concrete Mixer for Grand Paris Express
Neponset (IL), United States – Since most Conveyor Injuries occur during Routine Maintenance or Cleaning, the Control of fugitive Materials is one of the most important Factors to reduce Hazards and prevent Injuries. In this article Martin Engineering explains how, in a properly-engineered transfer point, each component is employed to maximize its specific function and contain dust and fines, while at the same time offering workers easy access for maintenance. Continue reading Conveyor Transfer Point Design: Material Containment for Safety & Efficiency
Lincoln (NE), United States – Using a continuous level sensor to monitor the material level in your storage vessels can help your operation maintain efficiency – preventing costly process interruptions and keeping you up-to-date on your inventory level. This whitepaper is intended to help operations choose a continuous level sensor without having to wade through volumes of technical data. It will briefly describe the sensor types available, address the pros and cons of each type, and explain what information you need to gather before working with a sensor supplier.
West Perth (WA), Australia – BCI Minerals Ltd. announced the appointment of GR Engineering Services Ltd. as the lead engineer for the Mardie Salt & Potash Project Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS). The Study is targeting completion of all designs and primary approvals for a 4 million tpa salt and 100.000 tpa sulphate of potash operation by late 2019, with a Final Investment Decision targeted by Q1 2020. Continue reading GR Engineering selected Lead Engineer for BCI Minerals’ Mardie Salt & Potash Project Definitive Feasibility Study
Duisburg, Germany – Duisburg, March 2019. Duisburg-based Brabender Technologie is unveiling a new pellet feeder in time for POWTECH (April 9 to 11, 2019 in Nuremberg). The new DS line is being launched on the market in a choice of four sizes and is characterized by a simple design that concentrates on the essentials. Continue reading Brabender Technologie: New Feeder Line at Powtech 2019
Essen, Germany – thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business has won a major order from the Egyptian chemical and fertilizer manufacturer NCIC (El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals). The order for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new fertilizer complex was signed in Cairo on March 17, 2019. thyssenkrupp is realizing the project in a consortium with the Egyptian company PETROJET. The order value for thyssenkrupp is in the mid-three-digit million euro range. Continue reading thyssenkrupp: Major Order for Fertilizer Complex in Egypt
Paris, France – Albioma Le Moule has taken out a new long term loan for its Albioma Caraïbes power plant (34 MW – commissioned in 2011), for EUR 68 million, in addition to the existing debt. This loan will be used to create new infrastructures and modifications to the power plant’s installations, with a view to operating it at 100% biomass as a complete alternative to coal during 2020. Continue reading Albioma Caraïbes: EUR 68 million Loan signed for converting Coal Power Plant to 100% Biomass
Bjuv, Sweden – With the first installation of its new, modular conveyor system in Indonesia at a coal intake terminal in Cilegon, operated by industrial chemical producer, Asahimas Chemical, Siwertell shows that innovation is a welcome aspect of the bulk handling industry. Used to transfer bulk cargoes from unloaders to depot, this modularised version of Siwertell’s standard belt conveyor system was developed in late 2014.
Whitstable, United Kingdom – Flexicon have introduced a TIP-TITE® drum tipper that is designed for use with poorly-flowing or agglomerated materials, allowing rapid transfer of free- and non-free-flowing bulk solid materials dust-free. Similar in performance to open chute tippers but with total dust containment, the outlet on the downstream end of the tipper is nearly equal in area to that of the drum opening, allowing agglomerated materials and large chunks to be discharged with minimal possibility of material bridging. Continue reading Flexicon: Dust-tight Drum Tipper for difficult Materials
Utica (NY), United States – A new DeClumper™ lump breaker model RDC-3030-SS from Munson Machinery reduces agglomerates and compacted materials to original particle sizes. At 279 mm high, it fits in restricted spaces between bulk storage, handling, processing and packaging equipment. With optional feed hoppers and support bases, it can also operate independently. Continue reading Munson Machinery: New Lump Breaker reduces Agglomerates and compacted Materials to original Particle Sizes