Under-performing bulk supply chains are a familiar theme within the resources sector. Made up of many components and complex interfaces, there is often reluctance among diverse stakeholders to cooperate to a level necessary to find the best overall outcome.
Aurecon's John Leech provides an introduction to some of the typical interactions that exist between the components of a mine to ship bulk export chain. The discussion focuses on the characteristics of two key operating modes along with the relative benefits and the situations where these different modes are best applied.
Over the past decade, a number of inverted cone silos have suffered well-publicised failures. In this article Hugh McKay, Aurecon's bulk handling storage facilities expert, looks at what steps can be taken to stop this occuring in the future.