Boral Construction Materials engaged Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment [Brisbane branch] to design, manufacture, install and commission a Water Truck Filling Station at their Petrie Greenstone Quarry.
Boral's Petrie Greenstone Quarry is located approximately 30kms northwest of Brisbane and 13kms northwest of Petrie on Dayboro Road in the Pine Rivers Shire. The quarry is situated on a 134 hectare freehold property, of which only around 35 hectares has been disturbed for quarry pit and infrastructure development. The quarried Greenstone produces strong, durable products suitable for use as concrete and asphalt aggregate, as well as road base.
The need for a new Water Truck Filling Station arose when Boral added a new water truck to their existing fleet. This new truck has a 36,000L capacity. To fill both the new truck and remaining fleet utilising the existing truck fill point would have meant an increase in downtime while trucks waited to be filled.
Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment [Brisbane branch] set out to design and deliver an effective Water Truck Filling Station capable of reducing downtime onsite via a more robust and reliable pumping and storage tank arrangement.
This new system has considerably improved Boral's turnaround time for filling trucks onsite. The existing Water Truck Filling Station took approximately 15mins to fill each of the smaller trucks. The Dowdens system now fills the largest truck in Boral's fleet (with a 36,000L capacity) in under 2 minutes, pumping water at 220L/second.
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