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Denso Steelcoat Protects Radial Stacker Box Beam

Exposed Surface Coatings

Project Data

LocationWestern Australia
ClientDampier Salt (DSL)
ProductsDenso Steelcoat 400™ System
DateMarch 2019

Project Details

Dampier Salt (DSL) approached Denso Australia late in 2017 for a long term solution to protect a fabricated box beam that will be installed in a high salt spillage area on a radial stacker. This is a highly corrosive area that was determined to require a higher level of surface protection than a typical blast and paint solution.

The Denso Steelcoat 400™ System was specified to extend the life of the beam due to its ability to exclude the environment from the underlying steel beam.

Dampier Salt (DSL) has three Salt operations in Western Australia located at Dampier, Port Hedland and Lake Mcleod. Salt production is achieved by pumping seawater through progressive ponds resulting in concentration via evaporation.

The salt is harvested and then transported to the wash plant by 180 tonne, bottom dump trucks. Thereafter, the salt is washed to remove insoluble materials and fed onto a static screen where brine and seawater sprays remove the residual liquor that surrounds the salt crystals. The product salt is then fed onto a radial stacker, which moves through an arc of 180 degrees to form a stockpile with storage capacity of over 750,000 tonnes.