DF MISTING® technology
At Flinders Logistics we have been constantly refining and improving the DF MISTING® system which we use at to suppress dust.
It now features several different types of nozzles with bespoke filters, and a water-wise innovation that has reduced the amount of water used to generate the fine mist spray.
OZ Minerals owns and operates the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine, located 650 kilometres north-west of Adelaide in South Australia. Copper-gold concentrates produced at Prominent Hill are transported by road to a rail siding and then by rail to Port Adelaide. The concentrate is then shipped to customers in Asia and Europe.
DF MISTING® technology in action
Pictured: Flinders Logistics’ rotating container tippler loading OZ Minerals’ copper concentrate inside the ship’s hold
Flinders Logistics and OZ Minerals started working together in 2012 and have strived to maintain the highest environmental standards for ship loading. Over the years they have partnered on projects to continuously refine and improve the technology – making it more efficient and environmentally sound.
Since the supply chain partnership began, Flinders Logistics and OZ Minerals have been meeting on a quarterly basis to discuss dust monitoring for copper concentrates and air quality at Berth 29. Using the DF MISTING ®bar system, they have consistently found dust levels at near zero levels.
Flinders Logistics and OZ Minerals won the award for “Bulk Handling Facility of the Year (Resources and Infrastructure)” for Berth 29 in Port Adelaide, at the 2014 Australian Bulk Handling Awards. The judging panel noted the continuous improvement of the dust suppression system at the Berth 29 facility as exceptional in the bulk handling sector.