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Projekt 14

Projekt 14

Safe handling of hazardous material drums

Delivery period: January 2023

Our customer

Company Deutsche Gasrußwerke GmbH & Co, based in Dortmund, is a chemical company with tradition and innovation.

Located directly at Hardenberghafen in the Lindenhorst district, the medium-sized company is a major manufacturer of carbon black for the tire and rubber industry, as well as pigment blacks for the paint, printing and plastics industries.

As a responsible manufacturer, DGW has sustainability issues firmly in focus, with the plant supplying a large number of Dortmund households with electricity and district heating from the process heat generated.

The topics of safety and automation technology finally established contact with us and accompanied every single project planning step from then on.



The challenge

A hazardous substance drum receiving system with intermediate buffer is required for the new soot aftertreatment system to be set up at the Dortmund site.

Specifically, the drums are delivered by rail on a wagon, which are to be removed within 24 hours by an overhead crane and stored in a buffer system.

The drums must be sorted and handled with extreme care in order to minimize the risk posed by the hazardous substance.

To ensure smooth transportation and safe unloading of the drums, the drums are loaded onto a drum carrier rack. On this rack, the drums go through the entire emptying process, which follows a strictly controlled procedure.

The solution

The wagon is loaded and unloaded via an overhead crane onto a barrel carrier frame, which is mounted on an automated guided vehicle (AGV). The AGV moves to the side of the wagon completely autonomously up to the loading station.

From there, it moves to one of the FiFo buffer sections, where the drums are stored and kept ready for further use.

For safe drum emptying, the conveyor system moves one drum at a time into the evaporation area on a lifting/tipping device and closes off the safety area with lifting gates.

After emptying, the drums are buffered on the upper conveyor line and stored until removal.


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