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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Phil Dana

Regional Business Development Director - Americas

Ottawa, Canada

+1 613 592 2830 (235) 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

Mining

We help you optimise the performance of equipment such as bucket-wheel excavators, stackers, reclaimers, ship loaders, ship unloaders, conveyors and conveying systems, mills, crushers, screens, draglines, and mining shovels. We offer a complete service from initial investigations and machinery design to project management, specialist electrical services, procurement, and technical support.

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist studies and design services, from concept development to fully detailed design. In addition, we have specialist material handling system capabilities to assess performance, reliability and maintenance, access, and system flexibility.

We also assist with capital and operating estimation, life cycle cost estimation, system control philosophy design and system simulation and modelling. We use specialist design tools to undertake finite element analysis, fluid dynamics, discrete particle modelling, fatigue, and conveyor analysis.

We provide an efficient and reliable assessment of problems, supported by our own proprietary software to carry out complex analyses for conveyor dynamics. We’re deeply experienced with the commercial and industrial aspects of port equipment, from ship loaders and unloaders to grab cranes and passenger gangways, and we offer quality engineering services that benefit day-to-day, short-term, and long-term operations, from design to advice.

To achieve this, we provide complete design capabilities for new bulk handling systems and related machines such as bucket wheel excavators, and we have extensive experience in redesigning existing devices to extend service life and reliability.

Whatever the application, we can support any single aspect or manage the entire process, from concept development, detailed design and manufacture to installation and final commissioning.

We unlock the ‘win-wins,’ where machine and operator productivity increase alongside machine health and operator safety.

Our in-house capabilities include:

  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Control systems
  • PLCs (programmable logic controllers)
  • Electrical
  • Fluid power hydraulics

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.

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