Incitec Pivot is one of Australia’s largest suppliers of fertilizers, dispatching around two million tonnes each year. One of their production processing facilities is located at the Port of Brisbane where they manufacture Gran-am, a granulated ammonium sulphate fertilizer, used on its own or as a source of nitrogen in blended fertilizers. The product is shipped worldwide.
To control the dust created during ship loading with bulk Gran-am fertilizer, conveyor speeds had to be reduced to 100T per hour. This reduction in ship loading time causes a significant increase in operating costs through increased labor, port charges and shipping times.
Incitec already uses Grydale fixed dust collection systems within their manufacturing and processing facilities which prompted them to contact our team to discuss a potential solution.
From experience of other ship loading and unloading projects, our in-house engineering team calculated that the Grydale JMS-50-MES dust collector could be positioned at the port to effectively manage the dust from loading conveyors, and allow for increased conveyor speeds.
The JMS-50-MES is a mobile dust collection unit that can be easily positioned on site using cranes and castor wheels. The mobile dust collector can be easily moved when not required for ship loading.