Bulk materials handling

Highly efficient materials handling for mines and ports

We have a global reputation for designing bulk materials handling systems that transfer commodities such as coal and iron ore quickly and safely, day in and day out.

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Key contact

Dale Hastings-Payne

Senior Sales Manager - Environment & Infrastructure - UK & Europe

London, UK

+44 (0)20 7062 5838 (804) offshore@bmtglobal.com

We have built a worldwide reputation for designing bulk materials handling systems which help you get commodities such as coal and iron ore out of the mine and onto vessels more quickly and safely, day in day out.

We use specialist design tools to undertake finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, discrete particle modelling, fatigue and conveyor analysis. We provide an efficient and reliable assessment of problems, supported by software specially developed in-house to carry out complex, state-of-the-art studies for conveyor dynamics. 

In summary, we work with you to understand your exact requirements.

Dry bulk

The range of solid bulk cargoes is considerable and ship types may vary from dedicated bulk carriers to general cargo vessels, inland barges and an extensive range of coasters. Many solid bulk cargoes are classified under the International Dangerous Goods Code for Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC Code) and, therefore, require special attention during loading, transportation, and discharge.

Our services include:

  • Investigations into the nature, extent, and cause of damage
  • Advice on transport and storage requirements
  • Advice on liquefaction of cargoes
  • Sampling and testing
  • Ship inspections for condition and suitability.
  • Ultrasonic hatch cover testing
  • Risk assessments

Transfer point design – chutes

Transfer chute problems are often a consequence of poor design and lost production. We help you address the issues by fusing our design expertise and extensive on-site experience with advanced analysis. We provide a complete range of engineering, design, and analysis services that improve transfer chutes and maximise transfer point performance for fewer chute blockages and increased output.

Combining safety and efficiency

We use specialist design tools to undertake finite element analyses, computational fluid dynamics, discrete particle modelling, fatigue, and conveyor analysis. We provide an efficient and reliable assessment of problems, supported by our own special proprietary software to carry out complex, advanced studies for conveyor dynamics.

Machinery specifications

We help maximise the reliability of new systems by preparing and contributing to detailed technical specifications. We specialise in writing concise technical specifications to define the standard against which you can audit the machine and the procedural rules for conducting the audit. 

We can help you get the most from the mineral processing equipment by providing design capabilities for specific new machinery, including grinding mills, vibrating screens and centrifuges. We also have extensive experience re-designing and engineering existing machines to extend their service life and reliability.

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