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Efficient barge unloading technology for grain handling on inland waterways

Efficient barge unloading technology for grain handling on inland waterways



Transporting grain by barge is an ecological and cost-efficient alternative to railway and truck haulage. Bühler’s low-maintenance Bargolink unloading system makes this mode of transport even more ...

Transporting grain by barge is an ecological and cost-efficient alternative to railway and truck haulage. Bühler’s low-maintenance Bargolink unloading system makes this mode of transport even more competitive.



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    • Digital Re-print - January | February 2013Efficient barge unloading technology for grain handling on inland waterways Grain & Feed Milling Technology is published six times a year by Perendale Publishers Ltd of the United Kingdom. All data is published in good faith, based on information received, and while every care is taken to prevent inaccuracies, the publishers accept no liability for any errors or omissions or for the consequences of action taken on the basis of information published. ©Copyright 2013 Perendale Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior permission of the copyright owner. Printed by Perendale Publishers Ltd. ISSN: 1466-3872 www.gfmt.co.uk
    • FEATURE Efficient barge unloading technology for grain handling on inland waterways by Sandro Suppa, sales manager, terminals and Vincent van der Wijk, product manager Bargolink, Bühler, SwitzerlandT ransporting grain by barge is an system. Continental Europe is crisscrossed hold and lifts it up onto a horizontal chain ecological and cost-efficient alterna- by waterways. From the gateway ports on conveyor that carries the cargo to the port’s tive to railway and truck haulage. the English Channel and along the northern storage units.Bühler’s low-maintenance Bargolink Mediterranean, grain is distributed to the These state-of-the-art ship unloaders areunloading system makes this mode of inland markets of Western and Central available as mobile or stationary versions.transport even more competitive. Europe by barges. The Bargolink serves the The stationary unit is fixed on the pier and needs of customers all along this system the barge is automatically towed by winches, Since time immemorial, ships have been of waterways – mainly grain handlers and taking the role of moving the barge forused to deliver bulk goods over long distanc- processors whose business model depends continuous unloading. The mobile version ones, using the river current as a natural force on short berthing times and reliable high- rails is equipped with a travelling gear, so theto carry them downstream or yoking draft volume unloading capacities. barge can stay fixed at the pier. As a result,animals for upstream transport. Although the Bargolink enables customised terminaltrucks and trains have taken up a large part Straddling dry land and water plants according to specific requirements,of this task in the modern age, barges are still Bühler has developed its Bargolink to taking into account the available space fora viable alternative for many goods. A barge unload barges of up to 5,000 DWT at unloader and barge.carrying one ton of cargo can travel five capacities of 150 to 300 tons per hour. The mechanical process is not onlytimes as far on five liters of diesel as a truck Here is how it works: a marine leg is easier on the wheat, causing less wast-with the same freight – 500 km compared to positioned amidships in the material to be age and defects and keeping the grain inthe truck’s 100 km of range overland. A ship unloaded, where the marine leg moves a higher grading; it is also more cost- andcarrying 3,000 tons of goods is equivalent to through the product. To improve the feeding energy-efficient than pneumatic unloading.50 railway cars or 100 trucks. of the unloader, the marine leg is equipped Furthermore, the Bargolink is less susceptible Another plus is the ability to use an with a fixed mounted feeding screw (hinged to breakdowns. A pneumatic system’s fanexisting network of rivers, canals, and locks, in order to equalise the inclination of the is easily degraded by the fine particles itwhich decongests the overland highway vessel) which digs into the grain in the ship’s conveys; the Bargolink’s mechanical process16 | January - february 2013 Grain &feed millinG technoloGy
    • Success comes with the original product. Quality always pays off. Bühler is settingstandards in the grain processing industry for more than 150 years. Whether yougrind wheat, corn, rye, oat, buckwheat, soy, or malt grain – our processes andequipment are finely tuned to get the most from your grain. And this kind of pro-cess quality quickly pays off. The highest flour yields and best product qualityensure fast return on investment. www.buhlergroup.com Visit us at the IDMA 2013Bühler AG, Grain Milling, 9240 Uzwil, Switzerland, T + 41 71 955 11 11, F + 41 71 955 66 11 in Istanbul (April 4 – 7, 2013),milling@buhlergroup.com, www.buhlergroup.com Hall 10, booth no. B2Innovations for a better world.
    • FEATURE means longer uptime, lower operating costs, less expenses on maintenance and spares, and half the energy usage. This makes the whole unloading process more economical and environmentally sustainable, especially considering the added demurrage costs to vessels if a pneumatic system breaks down. Lastly, the Bargolink operates at lower noise levels and does not generate lower frequen- cies than pneumatic systems whose loud droning and changing volumes may consti- tute a health hazard. Already three customers in China, Croatia and France have been convinced that they can benefit from Bühler’s Bargolink. Altogether, Bühler’s Bargolink offers an investment-friendly, highly flexible and effi- cient solution for unloading systems used for inland water transportation in the genuine Buhler manufacturing quality combined with best in class components. More InforMatIon: Bühler GmbH Grain Logistics, CH-9240, Uzwil, Switzerland Tel: +41 719 551111 Fax: +41 719 553949 Email: grain-logistics@buhlergroup.com Website: www.buhlergroup.com ite ou r we b s Vi sit vigan.com www.VIGAN manufactures dry agribulk materials handling systems: Latest references• Portable pneumatic conveyors or grain pumps (100 - 250 tph); PYEONGTAEK PORT South Korea• Pneumatic Continuous barge & Ship Unloaders (160 - 800 tph); 1 NIV 400 tph• Mechanical Continuous Ship Unloaders (up to 1,500 tph); On rails with cable reels• Mechanical loaders (up to 1,200 tph).as well as complete storage systems in ports and the agricultural industries. LATTAKIA PORT Syria 2 Mobile T200 From project design to complete turnkey bulk handling solutions 2 x 250 tph and port terminals with mechanical and/or pneumatic reliable and cost effective equipment. SWINOUJSCIE Poland (BUNGE GROUP) 1 Loader 600 tph An affiliate company of VAN DE WIELE group. VIGAN Engineering s.a. • Rue de l’Industrie, 16 • B-1400 Nivelles (Belgium) Phone : +32 67 89 50 41 • Fax : +32 67 89 50 60 • Web : www.vigan.com • E-mail : info@vigan.com Grain &feed millinG technoloGyAnn A5 victam 0212.indd 1 January - february 2013 | 17 21/02/12 15:37:04
    • Milling Technology magazine. Content from the magazine is available to view free-of-charge, both as a full LINKS This digital Re-print is part of the January | February 2013 edition of Grain & Feed online magazine on our website, and as an archive of individual features on the docstoc website. Please click here to view our other publications on www.docstoc.com. January - February 2013 first published in 1891 • See the full issue • Controlling the explosion risks within hammer mills • Visit the GFMT website • • Contact the GFMT Team Recycling surplus factory food In this issue: into quality animal feeds • Efficient barge unloading technology • Use of computer • Feed • Subscribe to GFMT programming enzymes in animal diet in animal formulation nutrition INCORPORATING PORTS, DISTRIBUTION AND FORMULATION A subscription magazine for the global flour & feed milling industries - first published in 1891 To purchase a paper copy of the magazine, or to subscribe to the paper edi- tion please contact our Circulation and Subscriptions Manager on the link adove. INFORMATION FOR ADVERTISERS - CLICK HERE Article reprints All Grain & Feed Milling Tecchnology feature articles can be re-printed as a 4 or 8 page booklets (these have been used as point of sale materials, promotional materials for shows and exhibitions etc). If you are interested in getting this article re-printed please contact the GFMT team for more informa- tion on - Tel: +44 1242 267707 - Email: jamest@gfmt.co.uk or visit www.gfmt.co.uk/reprints www.gfmt.co.uk