Burnley® Baffles at a soybean oil refinery plant in China

It’s always satisfying to receive positive feedback from our clients. We have recently heard from our client in China, a soybean oil refining plant that installed Mideco’s Burnley® Baffles earlier this year.

The plant was located near a river, and the product was unloaded from ships via a crane, into a hopper by grab and eventually into the trucks. The trucks then transported the soybean into an allocated area where it was dumped into an underground hopper. The dumping process generated heavy dust which created hazardous work environment and resulted in multiple staff complaints. Unfortunately, there was no budget to install a complicated expensive equipment to reduce the amount of dust and the problem remained.

Not until the client heard about Mideco’s Burnley® Baffles. This internationally patented dust suppression device can prevent 75% of dust escape without the use of additional dust extraction equipment. This is due to its unique design and ability for customisation. It is also much cheaper and more efficient then installing a dust collector.

The management decided to trial Burnley® Baffles for the underground hopper and the effect was immediate. The dust was supressed without any delay to the unloading processes, the management was pleased with the cost-effective solution, and staff complaints ceased.

As with most grain projects we recommended Burnley® Baffles, Model 1 to the client. Grain is the most popular application however with five different models, Burnley® Baffles can reduce dust during handling of various dry bulk material from grain to fertiliser to ore.

The unit was sold through our partner in China – Qingdao DS Environment Technology Co., Ltd and installed at the plant at the beginning of the year. It was our first shipment to China but definitely not the last.


Mideco’s Burnley® Baffles are working hard in Lang Lang

Back in 2014 Mideco was requested to design and supply a dust control solution for the Andritz Feed and Biofuel Pty Ltd, the company from Denmark. The client’s new feed mill in Lang Lang, Victoria, handling a mix of grain and grain meal was generating a lot of dust.  A dust solution was required for the hoppers opening of approximately  3540mm x 3000mm.


After discussing the complexities of the project, we recommended Burnley® Baffles. This is Mideco’s internationally patented dust suppression device designed specifically to reduce the escape of dust from dump hoppers and chutes handling dry granular bulk raw materials such as grains and ores. In this particular case, we recommended to install Model 5 with 3.0mm thick galvanised mild steel. As the product mix has a high percentage of meal with lump sizes of anywhere between 3mm to 8mm, the welded baffles construction for effective dust suppression was also recommended.

One set of Burnley® Baffles was built for Irwin Stockfeeds in Lang Lang. It was successfully implemented and it’s still making a difference to the quality of air at the site today.

Burnley® Baffles is a well-established dust suppression system with hundreds of installations in Australia and around the world. They are also currently installed at facilities in the US, Canada, Ukraine, New Zealand, China, UK and Ireland amongst others.



Burnley® Baffles at GEAPS 2018

20180326_141334Mideco’s Burnley® Baffles have just finished a very successful run at The Grain Exchange  – the best and the biggest grain show in the U.S.  This event is organised by GEAPS – the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, an international professional association of more then 2,8000 individuals from 1,150 companies in the market of grain handling and processing.  The Grain Show with nearly 3000 attendees from 28 countries is attended by thousands of people every year.

This is not our first time at the Grain Exchange.  The U.S. company CEG, our representative in America, has been promoting our dust solutions to the local market for a few years.  But according to the CEG president, Bernie Barela, this year Burnley® Baffles have received unprecedented attention at the event. At Mideco’s stall CEG displayed a real size Burnley® Baffles, Model 1 – the model specifically designed for grain handling. Our stall also included a video presentation, demonstrating Burnley® Baffles at work. You can view it here. There was a lot of interest in the equipment from attendees this year.

We are not surprised Burnley® Baffles have been so well received.  In the area of grain handling this is the most effective dust suppression device. It is suitable for all types of dry granular bulk raw materials, can be customised for any size hopper, doesn’t require complicated installation or maintenance procedures and is cost effective. Using gravity only, the innovative design of Burnley® Baffles allows you to suppress up to 75% of dust.

We are pleased to receive such positive feedback about Burnley® Baffles after the Grain Show. We are sure its popularity in the American market will only continue to grow.

Burnley® Baffles at GEAPS 2018

It seems like March is the American partnership month for Mideco. A couple of weeks ago our Bat Booth™ was introduced to the U.S. aggregates industry for the first time at a major exhibition in Texas and this weekend it’s Burnley® Baffles’ turn.  Once again they’ll be on display at the Grain Exchange in Denver, Colorado. Our U.S. representative CEG will have a stand displaying Burnley® Baffles at the exhibition.

This is the biggest and the best show in the grain industry organised by GEAPS – the Grain Elevator and Processing Society.  GEAPS is the international professional association of more then 2,8000 individuals from 1,150 companies in the market of grain handling and processing. This organisation is the knowledge resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations and their grain show is a must attend event for those in the industry. This is the place to network, find operations solutions and learn about new technologies and best practices from across the industry.

The Burnley® Baffles have been shown at the Grain Exchange a few times in the past, part of nearly 3,000 attendees from 28 countries.  We have always received positive feedback and invitations to attend again. After all, the clever design of this dust control equipment has proved itself invaluable in grain processing since the 1970s. The Burnley® Baffles reduce dust by 75%, are maintenance free and available in different sizes to suit all products.

We look forward to making new connections at the Grain Exchange  this week and strengthening our position in the American market.

The project for Semaphore Container Services is finished

Last year we were approached by the Semaphore Container Services in Osborne, South Australia.  The company is an owner of a bulk out-loading vessel service operation in port Adelaide.

The Semaphore Container Services wanted to address dust issues during grain unloading as the company is located close to a residential area. The operation included grain unloaded via a chute from 20 tonne containers.  We have recommended Model 1, Burnley® Baffles to be installed in the hopper as this model is specifically designed for grain processing. In fact this has been Burnley® Baffles’s most popular application in Australia and overseas since it was designed in the late 1970th.  On its own Burnley® Baffles can provide 75% dust escape without the use of additional dust extraction equipment. In this case, to dramatically reduce dust during grain unloading Mideco has also recommended the Dust Collector ECP20.

The plans have been developed as per client’s specifications and all equipment successfully implemented in January this year. This was the project for high efficiency direct extraction and product return chute.

At Mideco we take pride in helping our clients and enjoy the challenge of a unique dust suppression problem.  Can we help you with your dust issues? Contact us today to discuss your dust extraction needs.


New projects start in Canada

This year we will be working more closely with our Canadian agent  – B3 Solutions.

B3 Solutions, situated in Vancouver, has been our reliable representative since 2012. The company promotes both Burnley Baffles and Bat Booth to the Canadian market and provides equipment installation based on Mideco’s customised design.

We are currently discussing a few 2018 projects with B3 Solutions that would require Burnley® Baffles for grain, fertiliser and sand applications.  Unloading such materials creates a lot of dust that contributes to unhealthy work environment.  In addition, it slows the workers down as they have to wait for the dust to settle. Burnley® Baffles, our internationally patented dust suppression device, is a perfect dust solution for these situations, and it’s in high demand in ports. It is specifically designed to reduce the escape of dust from dump hoppers and chutes handling dry granular bulk raw materials by 75%.  See how it works here.

Another advantage of Burnley® Baffles’s design is that can be customised for different applications and to your specifications. For projects in Canada we are recommending Model 1 and 2 that are used for grain, feeds, powders, phosphate and cement.  In total there are five Burnley® Baffles models and we can successfully solve any of your dust collection problems no matter what the granular raw material you are dealing with.  The only thing we need is hopper length, width and preferred beam spacing,

Can we help you facilitate unloading of bulk granular material at your workplace while improving the quality of air for your staff? Call our sales team to discuss your dust suppression needs.

Typical Wharf Hopper Burnley Baffle System 3


Mideco new agent in Ukraine

Mideco is pleased to be able to strengthen the partnership with Adept-Project this year, our new agent in Odessa, Ukraine.

We first connected with Adept-Project in December 2017, after our US representative sold Burnley® Baffles to one of their clients. The partnership has developed, and we are now working on several big projects that require dust control design and implementation solutions. Amongst others these will include Burnley® Baffles – our internationally patented dust suppression device.

Most of the projects we’ll be assisting with are related to grain processing. It’s no surprise as Ukraine is one of the biggest grain exporters in the world. The country’s grains export in 2016/17 hit record-high of 43.8M tons, which is significantly higher than its previous season’s record of 39M tons.

The Adept-Project company, which is a part of ADEPT-GROUP, is a strong and reliable supplier of engineering solutions for port facilities building in Ukraine. We are confident our Burnley® Baffles will prove invaluable for grain loading in the Black Sea region. After all this dust suppression device has been streamlining dry granular bulk raw materials processing in many companies around the world since the 1970th. Click here to see just some of the projects Burnley® Baffles have been part of.

Can Mideco make things easier for your business? Contact our sales team today to discuss your company’s dust extraction needs.

First Burnley® Baffles have been installed in New Zealand in 2017

Last year Mideco extended its reach to New Zealand – we began working with Rakaia Engineering Ltd (REL Group). This company designs, engineers and imports a full suite of farming solutions.  One of their areas of expertise is specialist grain storage and handling equipment.

Grain processing usually produces a lot of dust and without special machinery the whole process could be slow and environmentally challenging. Mideco’s Burnley® Baffles are a perfect dust solution for working with grain. In fact, this so far has been its most common application. Specifically, for grains and feeds handling Mideco recommends Model 1 with baffles depth of 339 mm.

The Burnley® Baffles provides a dust control service preventing 75% dust escape without the use of additional dust extraction equipment. This is due to its unique design and ability for customisation. It is also much cheaper and more efficient then installing a dust collector.

Last year Rakaia Engineering was able to implement Burnley® Baffles, Model 1 in two different projects at grain facilities in New Zealand.  This year has begun by discussing Rakaia clients’ needs for 2018. Mideco is awaiting confirmation regarding two more projects that will involve Burnley® Baffles.

We look forward to another successful year together.

Typical Wharf Hopper Burnley Baffle System 3

Mideco has recently dispatched the first set of Burnley® Baffles to China

The Burnley® Baffles, our internationally patented dust suppression device, continues to travel the world.

Last year Mideco signed an agreement with QuingDago DS, Environment Protection Technology Co Ltd.  According to the agreement the company will promote and sell Burnley® Baffles to their Chinese clients for the next 5 years. The first order was dispatched in early January this year. The Baffles will be employed at one of the grain processing facilities, particularly the one dealing with soybean.

Mideco is currently involved with several projects in China. The geographical position makes China a logical partner. In the area of dust extraction solutions and design our only competition is located in the US and Latin America, which means higher shipment costs.  In addition, our dust suppression equipment is much more reasonably priced then competitive products and includes support engineering.

With the population of more than 1.2 billion China is the world’s leading importer and exporter of grain. With the population growing and more grain processing facilities built every year the country will be in high demand for dust suppression equipment like Burnley® Baffles.

We are confident it will be another successful partnership for Mideco.

First Burnley® Baffles come to Israel market

Mideco has successfully ended 2017 by adding another country to  its international client base. So far our dust control solutions outside of Australia have been used by companies in the USA, Canada and South Korea. We are pleased to announce our products will now be making a difference in Israel. This is an exciting time for Mideco which confirms our reputation and experience in the business of dust extraction in the last 60 years.

Our internationally patented Burnley® Baffles, specifically Model 2, will be part of a new project at one of the Israeli quartz plants.This particular dust suppression device has been created for equipment handling dry granula bulk raw materials such as grain and ores. Its unique design can achieve up to 85% reduction in the size of dust collector and fan.

Click here to seeBurnley® Baffles in action.

The quartz plant project is our first in Israel and we are looking forward to developing our partnerships  in this region.

Burnley Baffles Israel