Project Overview

In June 2012, the existing facility experienced a catastrophic failure of a load cell supporting one of the product storage bins. Operation of the loadout facility was no longer possible due to extensive mechanical and structural damage to the facility. A feasibility / DBM report was prepared to replace the loadout facility outlining the facility’s operational requirements to ensure the forthcoming structural replacement included the necessary considerations for the future development.

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DBM Study

A DBM was prepared with a preliminary design for the future loadout functionality. The following activities were undertaken for he DBM:

  • Increasing the bin size to 55 tonnes each to accommodate new rail cars and trucks.
  • Operations and controls of the system.
  • Rail shunting / indexing options
  • Integration of the new loadout facility into the existing plant.
  • Dust collection
  • Loadout options and technologies
  • Design requirements for highly corrosive environments

A DBM report was prepared outlining the design requirements necessary for the future loadout facility, to enable subsequent replacement of the loadout structure. The DBM report included a Capital Cost Estimate (CAPEX) for the completed loadout structure.

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