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Just a short message to thank you Minvent Solutions for the excellent service that you have provided to Boral Cement.

 Both myself and the management team at Boral Cement  - Berrima are most impressed with this project from concept to commissioning.

 Personally, I would like to express my gratitude to all involved.

 I first had a requirement to protect contract employees working at either end of our five metre in diameter by eighty five metres long rotary kiln whilst a separate team of contractors had to grit blast the inside of the kiln shell.

We planned on having three grit blasting guns going at the same time in order to meet the tight shutdown schedule. This was going to cause a lot of safety issues, mainly the airborne dust and the noise from the grit blasting process.

I tried using tarpaulins in the past but you can never get a positive dust seal and they certainly don’t block out any noise.

 I searched the internet for a solution and came across your company, Minvent. I made an enquiry and received a very fast response. Minvent provided me with a number of alternative solutions including the purchase of an inflatable bung, use of alternative materials and even leasing the units over a period of time. The purchase price was very competitive and I immediately sought capital approval for two units. We agreed on a design, dimensions and material to be used. Once the quotation was accepted and capital approved the order was placed. I was amazed with the little amount of time it actually took to manufacture….and get delivered to the site from Western Australia!! I organised for commissioning to take place on a certain date that fitted in with our annual kiln shutdown schedule. The Technical Adviser from Minvent arrived on site right on schedule. He was inducted and proceeded to check if everything required was packed in the boxes that were delivered. Of course everything was delivered and arrived intact in the purpose built packing boxes provided to protect the inflatable bungs. Minvent’s TA worked tirelessly to commission the units and to his credit all went perfectly well. I was delighted to see them inflate and they certainly rose to the occasion very fast. It took around 12 minutes to fully inflate and be ready for duty. The two units worked so well in the configuration for which they were purchased. I was impressed with the airlock both units had built into them. Two simple zippered doors was all that was required to ensure no dust escaped when entry or exit was required by those working in between the two inflatable units. No safety issues were raised in relation to the dust or the noise aspect by those working at either end of the kiln. Little to say I was extremely happy with the set-up, performance and packing up of the units purchased. Managers on site were also impressed by the simplicity of the engineering and speed at which the units were installed. These units will be used time and time again in our kiln during annual shutdowns here on site. I must say that it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Minvent and in particular their Technical Advisor during the course of this project. I will be looking at further applications that I could use Minvent’s technology to safely and quickly install further units on site that will in turn protect all employees working in close proximity to dangerous locations and other dangerous influences such as the grit blasting in this current case……

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 Raif Hilmi
Planned Maintenance Supt / Refractory Installation Supt

Boral Cement

29 Jan. 2016

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