We have recently received feedback from one of our clients in Lithuania that have been using Mideco’s Burnley® Baffles since 2013.
Mideco was approached by grain processing company in Panevezys, Lithuania with a request to design and supply a dust control solution for wheat unloading. The process involved unloading the product into the hoppers in the newly built building, transportation of wheat after drying to the existing silo before returning it back to the elevator. This whole process could generate a considerable amount of dust and the company wanted to minimise their staff’s dust exposure and streamline the unloading process.
The dust solution was to be designed for two hoppers, 11.7×4 metre each that were serviced by four conveyors (300 tph) and one bucket elevator (300 tph).
We recommended Model 1 of Burnley® Baffles for this project. To accommodate the size and type of such hoppers it was calculated that they would need to be fitted with four rows of baffles containing 11 units each. In total, we built and supplied 44 full baffles for each hopper of Model 1 Burnley® Baffles in 1.6mm thick galvanised steel.
In this particular instance, the baffles were supplied flat-packed. The five crates with 88 baffles in total were delivered with assembly instructions.
Usually the Burnley® Baffles are shipped assembled ready to be positioned on top of a hopper. However, it is possible to distribute unassembled baffles which the client can fairly easily assemble himself following provided instructions. This allows clients to cut delivery costs which brings the total price of the dust control solution down. For example, in this particular case 88 full baffles fully assembled would require 33 pallets for transportation.
The company wrote to us a few days ago letting us know the baffles are still working perfectly. We are always appreciative of client’s feedback and pleased to have another satisfied customer on our list.