Bing Bong Bulk Storage Shed

ClientGlencore, McArthur River Mining (MRM)
LocationBing Bong, Northern Territory, Australia
ApplicationDust Collection System for Bulk Storage Shed
Dust TypeZinc
Project SummaryDesign, Manufacture and Install: Grydale JMS 60 F-Series Dust Collection System

Client Overview

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and is one of the biggest companies within the FTSE 100 Index. Their diversified operations comprise of over 150 mining and metallurgical sites, offshore oil production assets, farms and agricultural facilities.

Situated in the remote Gulf of Carpentaria, the McArthur River Mine (MRM) is a world-class zinc-lead mine that has been operating since 1995. MRM is one of the world’s largest zinc resources and a key operation in our Glencore’s global portfolio. Glencore is committed to running safe, responsible, sustainable and competitive mining operations.

Client Challenge

MRM produces zinc, lead and silver from the open cut mine which is then processed and stored onsite before being transported to Bing Bong Loading Facility and shipped to customers all over the world.

At Glencore’s loading facility at Bing Bong, Zinc is stored in a bulk storage shed which needs to be fully contained to protect against spillage and ensure environmental security and prevent loss of valuable product.

Our Solution 

Grydale were commissioned to design, manufacture and install a dust collection system to manage dust within the Zinc Bulk Storage Shed.

A Grydale JMS 60 dust collector was used to place the zinc storage shed under negative pressure. A plennum was used on either side of the access door that was used to feed air into a common duct run back to the dust collection system.

If there is insufficient air flow entering the storage shed, the air flow meter on the dust collector turns up the Variable Speed Drive (VSD) to generate more air volume. Equally the air flow meter will turn down the VSD so the dust collector uses less kW for the same amount of volume depending on the temperature and conditions. This results in significant power savings.

The JMS 60 Dust Collector has a filtration efficiency of 99.99% at 0.067microns and air is exhausted via the clean air stack. Zinc dust is discharged through the hoppers to product recovery drums and then returned  back to the storage facility. This not only minimises health, safety and environmental risks but also ensures that operational efficiency is maintained by recovering product.

The following table outlines the key technical specification of the Grydale JMS 60 dust collection system installed on site by our expert technical team.

Bing Bong Storage Sheds
McArthur River Mine (MRM)

Technical Specifications

Air Volume60m³/s
PowerVolvo Penta T4F 160kW Diesel
Fuel Tank220L Diesel Fuel Tank 45L Adblue Fuel Tank
MobilityTrack Mounted with Remote Control Operation
Fabrication3mm and 5mm Mild Steel International Two Pack Paint
Air Intake Ø1 x 1372mm plus 4 x 508mm Ø
Filter Technical Data
Air Volume38m³/s
Number of High Efficiency Filters99.99% at 0.067 micron
Total Filter Surface Area896m²
Filter Temperature Limit82ºC (179.6ºF)
Method of Changing FiltersVia 4 Filter Doors
Estimate Filter Change TimeTwo Technicians x 2 hrs
Pre-Cleaning of Air Prior to Hitting FiltersYes – Via Patented Drop-Out Box
Centrifugal Fan
Maximum Pressure Drop Across Filters-3kPa*
Variable Air Flow ControlYes
Fan SilencerYes, Option: to supply square to round attachment to allow vent bag to be attached to exhaust
Reverse Pulse Cleaning System
Reverse Pulse Cleaning Solenoids16
On-Board CompressorYes – 37 CFM Compressor
Plant Air AttachmentOnsite Plant Air
Adjustable Pressure and Frequency RateYes
Auto DrainsYes
Dust Discharge System
Hydraulic Reversible Auger1
Main Screw Conveyor Auger1 – Front Discharge
Incline Screw Conveyor AugerOption: Front or Side Incline Discharge
Stainless Steel Rotary Valves2
PLCAllen Bradley
HMI7″ Touch Button Display Option: 12″ Touchscreen Display
Control SystemCANBus
Static and Differential Pressure GaugesYes
Emissions Monitoring ProbeYes – 24V
Operational Lights and AlarmsYes
Work Safety Lights12 x 24VDC Lights
Fuel Level Indicator LightsColumn 2 Value 13
Column 1 Value 14Yes
Amber Rotating Beacons2
Velocity ProbeNo
Proximity SensorsOptional Upgrade
Auto Greasing SystemOptional Upgrade
Safety Features
Emergency Stops1 E-Stop plus Safety Lanyard System
Amber Rotating Beacons2
Split IsolatorsSplit Starter and Battery Isolator
Fire Suppression SystemOptional Upgrade

*Alternative centrifugal fans can be utilised to optimise air volume and pressure to suit site conditions and specific applications.

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