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The foam suppression system reduced dust emissions from the fixed plant through the secondaries to the stackers.

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Foam suppression system works its charms on mobile and fixed plant

Controlling dust emissions is a major issue for most sites. For Hutchison Quarries, it was critical for its mobile crushing plant in Glenn Innes, New South Wales and its fixed plant in Warwick, Queensland. The mobile and fixed crushing circuits had become dust hazards. Read more »
The area inside red lines by land survey, the outside red lines by aerial survey.

Case Studies
Surveying techniques on show at Gippsland quarries

There are many different techniques that a surveyor may use to provide spatial data solutions for quarries. Several different surveying methodologies were employed on a project at two quarry sites in Tyers, Victoria earlier this year. Erik Birzulis reports. Read more »
Dewatering a quarry often does not require a slurry pump but many sites suffer increased costs through using such pumps when a dewatering pump may be more suitable.

Environmental Products
Choosing the right dewatering pump

When it comes to capital and running costs, quarries too often overlook choosing the correct dewatering pump. Read more »
Dust monitors are increasingly being used to ensure that quarries comply with dust control measures.

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Sustaining environmental management through training

In line with requests from its members, the IQA later this month conducts two PDP workshops on environmental management. Facilitator Clayton Hill explains why environmental considerations are becoming ingrained in a quarry’s daily operations and why they cannot be ignored. Read more »
Wormald’s vehicle fire suppression systems are designed to provide vital fire risk management for quarry mobile plant and equipment.

Environmental Products
Fire expert provides vital protection at Boral quarries

A supplier of fire safety equipment for mobile plant has demonstrated its wares in 57 Boral sites throughout Australia. Read more »
Conundrum Holding’s Stawell Quarry has been a beneficiary of wholesale pool purchasing.

News
Reducing electricity costs in quarries

Electricity is becoming a major operating cost in most businesses today but several quarries are taking advantage of a new way to purchase electricity and reduce their energy usage. Read more »
Maykop Nerud’s stationary washing plant has so far processed over 500,000 tonnes of high quality aggregates and sand for Olympic facilities in Sochi.

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Warm Winter Olympics assisted by sand

As infrastructure works escalate in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the sub-tropical Russian city of Sochi, a sand-gravel supplier’s work has also stepped up. Read more »
An aggregate pile being wetted by an external water source at Holcim’s Nickol Bay Quarry.

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Managing sand supply to Barrow Island

To protect its flora and fauna, Western Australia’s Barrow Island has strict quarantine practices for the importation of plant, equipment and building materials. Mary Rose Sidgwick explains how Holcim Australia demonstrated that its supply chain minimises risks to an acceptable level. Read more »
A detailed carbon inventory will reduce costs.

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Company records of carbon inventories inefficient

With a carbon tax looming, there are signs that organisations have insufficient mechanisms to disclose their carbon footprints. Read more »


 

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