Successful preservation and safety of Bunge elevator
A Muller Beltex overhaul has improved the safety of a 50-metre elevator in the Port of Brest in France. The elevator, owned by Bunge, has been given new drive and return pulleys, and has undergone a major improvement to its safety systems.
A specialist in agricultural seeds, Bunge processes some two million tonnes of soy bean and rapeseed into vegetable oils and protein-rich meals in Europe each year. When it acquired the Cargill oil plant in Brest, Bunge decided to undertake its thorough renovation – including preserving the 50-metre-high elevator. Muller Beltex joined forces with its service partner and the firm Ilchmann to carry out the work. This included a thorough inspection of the 600 T/hr and 1000 mm wide elevator with its double row of polyurethane Maxi-Lift Tiger-Tuff elevator buckets.
Both pulleys were worn and there were mounting problems with the misalignment monitoring system. How could it happen, and how can you avoid this in your own installation? Read Bulk Magazine’s in-depth article on this project by clicking the button below.GO TO THE ARTICLE