Woolworths Group supply chain arm, Primary Connect, has commenced building works on its new $184M, 42,000 square metre Distribution Centre in Heathwood, southeast Queensland - This centre will distribute to over 200 stores across QLD and NSW.
Primary Connect was completing machinery fit out works in very close proximity to a meat processing environment. The use of the diesel tele-handler unit created the risk of fumes and particulate contaminating the neighbouring food/food processing equipment, which potentially could seriously jeopardise the health of consumers Australia wide.
The contractor approached RVT seeking controls for the diesel particulate that would be produced while the machine was operating in view of reducing the risk of fume contamination.Challenge
Proximity and direct exposure to diesel exhaust can irritate the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs and can be harmful to asthma sufferers. Extended exposure can cause light-headedness and nausea. Extreme levels of diesel exhaust exposure can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
In the circumstances of this project, the risk of food contamination was at the forefront of the contractor’s mind, hence the reason for the commissioning of the filtration system. Contaminated food would be detrimental to consumer health as well as the reputation of the brand.Solution
The Client hired a RAVEX Diesel Filter M60 Twin Kit which is compatible with most small mobile plant with engine sizes up to 100kW. This kit is highly effective and can remove 95% of particulate from diesel engines. The personnel onsite were protected from diesel fume exposure, as well as the customer base of the food processing plant.