Bulk Technik News


Dust Control with SWR Engineering

Bulk Technik can now offer the complete range of dust emission and flow control instruments that SWR Engineering has developed. This German based company was founded in 1994 and has developed a wide range of instruments for measuring product and dust flow in pipes and ducts. They have a wide range of applications from measuring dust in exhaust ducts, filter bag dust detection, flow measurement in pneumatic conveying systems both for dense and dilute phase systems.


Cement Plant Port Elizabeth

The recently installed bulk cement storage terminal has been successfully commissioned. The terminal consist of 3 x 320 t silos that will be receiving cement with railway tankers. These will be off-loaded via a Fluidstat conveying line which has a horizontal distance of over 30 m and a vertical lift of 25 m. The silos have all been fitted with reverse jet filters and continuous level measurement.

Cement will then be loaded from these silos into road bulk tankers, which is parked on a weigh bridge. The central silo is fitted with a telescopic loading spout that is lowered onto the road tanker to allow dust free loading. An air slide from each of the two outer silos can feed cement to the loading point, thus allowing any of the three silos to fill the road tanker.


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New Range of AKO Pinch Valves

AKO has released a new range of pneumatically operated pinch valves. Essentially they are based on the previous V/VF range, however, the new VMC range of pinch valves has the added advantage of having more connection types. The VMC range of pinch valves can be ordered as flanged (SABS, ASA), threaded female socket, threaded male nipple, weld on or clamped. This makes the valves extremely versatile and can b used for almost all types of process connection.

The new VMC range of pinch valves are available with either aluminium or stainless steel bodies, while the process connections are also available in steel while there are 12 different types of sleeves available to suit the medium being conveyed.

The design of the pinch valves has also been improved, thereby reducing air consumption and making the replacement of worn sleeves much simpler. These can easily be changed without the need of any special tools.


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 Lime Silo - Fairview Mine, Barberton

The 220 m^3 hydrated lime storage silo was loaded in the rain on the weekend and has been transported to Barberton where it is currently being off-loaded and installed. The silo forms part of a lime plant which will be used to treat waste water. On the right the photo of the lime silo after being successfully transported to Barberton and lifted onto the foundations. The silo has a 4.4 m diameter and is over 20 m long, but thanks to the special low beds that were used, this did not present a problem to transport to site.

Loading of Lime Silo for Fairview Mine in Barberton 220 m Hydrated Lime Storage Silo at Fairview Mine in Barberton











Lime Plant - Anglo Greenside

Bulk Technik has almost completed the 150 m^3 hydrated lime storage, dosing and mixing plant for the eMalahleni Water Treatment Plant. This lime system is a temporary installation which will be used for approximately 3 years while the the full scale water treatment plant is completed. The plants will treat the polluted water and provide potable water for the area.

Bulk Technik was also the successful bidder for the next phase of the project and will be supplying a slightly larger silo early in 2013 for the main plant.

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 BEE Accreditation

Bulk Technik has been awarded a Level 5 BBBEE score in the recently completed audit.

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