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Better fertilizer unloading systems for changing times

Bruks Siwertell ship loaders, ship unloaders and conveying systems are making significant inroads into the worldwide trade in bulk fertilizer; an industry that has traditionally relied on grab cranes and bucket systems at its discharge ports.

Major reasons for operators making the switch to Bruks Siwertell systems are the desire for increased efficiency, improved safety standards and a much cleaner operating environment; the latter often to comply with increasingly stringent regulations.

Fertilizer: a vital bulk commodity with handling issues

Agriculture relies on fertilizers, which are primarily made from compounds of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, along with sulfur. Handling dry bulk fertilizer and its bulk constituents requires systems that minimize cargo degradation and environmental impact, while also possessing the capabilities to keep the risk of fire and explosion as low as possible. They must be able to deal with these hazardous events in a way that presents no risk to personnel, ships and terminal infrastructure.

Bruks Siwertell is the only company able to offer safe, totally-enclosed systems for unloading bulk fertilizers, thanks to our experience with sulfur handling and our Siwertell Sulfur Safety System (4S).

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Bruks Siwertell helps fertilizer bulk operations overcome environmental challenges

Fertilizers and their constituent materials are dusty and can present serious localized environment problems when discharged using grab cranes or bucket systems. Siwertell’s extremely clean fertilizer bulk unloading and conveying systems eliminate spillage and keep dust emissions to an absolute minimum. They are being purchased by operators needing environment-friendly bulk material handling systems. For some the pressure is so great that without the market-leading performance that Bruks Siwertell can provide, they would have to close down their existing sites.

The inlet feeder on a Siwertell ship unloader in a ship hold with fertilizer.

Efficiency and reliability for all fertilizer applications

Bruks Siwertell’s tailor-made ship unloaders, belt conveyor ship loaders and conveying systems provide the perfect bulk handling arrangements for all sizes of fertilizer operations. Reliability, efficiency and excellent through-ship performance deliver significant commercial benefits.

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