Digital Re-print -
January | February 2013
Grain & Feed Milling Technology is published six times a year by Perendale Publishers Ltd of the United Kingdom.
All data is published in good faith, based on information received, and while every care is taken to prevent inaccuracies,
the publishers accept no liability for any errors or omissions or for the consequences of action taken on the basis of
©Copyright 2013 Perendale Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form
or by any means without prior permission of the copyright owner. Printed by Perendale Publishers Ltd. ISSN: 1466-3872
elgium-based Vigan Engineering are customised according to customers’ friendly (no dust with a totally enclosed
S.A. is more than a ship needs with many accessories available; conveying, no noise, no material deg-
loaders/unloaders manufactur- they are adaptable to a lot of different radation as it is gently conveyed by a
er, but a global solution provider working conditions. Capacity ranges Twin-belt system).
for port development, and especial- from 100 to 250 tons/hour. Vigan mechanical loaders are
ly for grain handling. The advantages of the NIV pneu- designed for almost any kind of product
matic continuous ship unloaders include in bulk with a density from 0.2 to 0.8,
From initial project definition up very little manpower (just a single they are suitable for all sizes of barges
to commissioning, Vigan is able to operator is needed); its hold cleaning or vessels. Dust control devices and
deliver turnkey terminals including a efficiency; its capacity variability (from optional features are available.
wide range of equipment and auxiliary 160 to 800 tons/hour); and its easy and
devices thanks to its network of busi- low-cost maintenance. Port equipment
ness partners. The mechanical ‘SIMPORTER’ is par- The diversity of Vigan’s range of
ticularly adapted for vessels up to Post- equipment is a key-asset to propose the
Handling technologies Panamax size and very high-capacity best adequate solution to any project
Vigan masters both pneumatic and requirements of up to 1,500 tons/hour. requirements, whether pneumatic or
mechanical technologies with a wide It has the lowest energy consumption mechanical is preferred, or even a com-
range of machines. Its mobile and port- rate per unloaded ton (0.2-0.45 kWh/ bination of both.
able pneumatic machines (grain pumps) ton) and is even more environment- Continuous ship (or barges) unload-
24 | January - february 2013 Grain &feed millinG technoloGy
ers have particularly proven their suit- • In 2006, SDTV grain and fertilizer • The dry bulk terminal at Muuga
ability for unloading products such as all terminals in Djibouti were equipped Port, Estonia, with fertilizer handling
types of cereals, oilseeds, raw material by Vigan with two continuous ship and storage facilities including a rail
for animal feeding and other free-flowing unloaders (CSU), a mobile harbour unloading station, belt conveyors and
products. While it is a rather younger crane, conveyors, stationary and dome storage silos, recently choose
and more complex technology com- mobile bagging stations, flat storage, again Vigan’s UK subsidiary AS-C
pared to grabs and conveyors, their two mobile portable machines. Last Projects Limited based in Stockport,
number is continuously increasing world- summer the terminal ordered three England to carry out the third phase
wide due to their environmental assets additional mobile bagging lines. of expansion to their terminal. This
- minimisation of product spillage, dust • The French port of Sète inaugurated includes three new dome storage silos
and noise pollution - and their overall its grain terminal extension in (total additional storage of 27,400
profitability key advantages - more con- August 2012, for which, Vigan tonnes) plus associated intake and
stant unloading rate, shorter unloading provided one mechanical ship loader outloading belt conveyor systems.
time, most efficient hold clean-up, and with bucket elevator (capacity 800 Completion is scheduled for June
less manpower needed for example. tonnes/hour) for vessels up to 2013.
Moreover, the major advantage 25,000 DWT and one pneumatic
shouldn’t be forgotten: the operators’ CSU (capacity 400 tonnes/hour) for
safety which is maximum with CSUs. barges and coaster vessels up to
Recent achievements include: 5,000 DWT. Website: www.vigan.com
Grain &feed millinG technoloGy January - february 2013 | 25
This digital Re-print is part of the January | February 2013 edition of Grain & Feed
Milling Technology magazine.
Content from the magazine is available to view free-of-charge, both as a full
online magazine on our website, and as an archive of individual features on
the docstoc website.
Please click here to view our other publications on www.docstoc.com.
January - February 2013
first published in 1891
• See the full issue
• Controlling the
• Visit the GFMT website
• Contact the GFMT Team
factory food In this issue:
into quality animal feeds
• Use of computer • Feed
• Subscribe to GFMT
in animal diet in animal
INCORPORATING PORTS, DISTRIBUTION AND FORMULATION
A subscription magazine for the global flour & feed milling industries - first published in 1891
To purchase a paper copy of the magazine, or to subscribe to the paper edi-
tion please contact our Circulation and Subscriptions Manager on the link
INFORMATION FOR ADVERTISERS - CLICK HERE
All Grain & Feed Milling Tecchnology feature articles can be re-printed as a 4 or 8 page booklets (these
have been used as point of sale materials, promotional materials for shows and exhibitions etc).
If you are interested in getting this article re-printed please contact the GFMT team for more informa-
tion on - Tel: +44 1242 267707 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gfmt.co.uk/reprints