BGC pneumatic tanker operators are all trained and VOC’d to operate the equipment in accordance with the tankers manufactured specifications.
To reduce or eliminate any dust while unloading, the tanker operator will adjust pressures to ensure the correct balance of product and air. For customers who have silos with specific pressure requirements, a dedicated work instruction will be developed and issued to all tanker operators attending that particular site. This is usually established during our site visit prior to first delivery.
Unloading times can be affected if using lower pressures, or if the inlet pipe is excessively long into the silo. Our trained operators will fine-tune the discharge process, ensuring maximum product flow versus excess air, which is the cause of dust. At the purging stage, more air is able to enter the pipes, so the operator will have started reducing pressure to eliminate the possibility of dust from the silo breather pipe. Dust can be avoided, providing the silo has clean and maintained dust collectors.