Project Pigment Storage and Handling Logistics Study, Phases I & II
This project was conducted in two phases. The purpose of the first phase was to look at options for revising the pigment storage system at the Kwinana Pigment Plant, such that an additional storage facility would no longer be required, eliminating a significant overhead from the Tiwest budget. Sargon Engineering looked at different racking systems, and considered how it could be optimally situated in the available space, to not only maximise pigment storage capacity, but to also preserve necessary avenues through the warehouse critical to efficient workflow. Different options for warehouse extensions were also explored, with different scenarios modeled in 3D. Sargon Engineering also planned a system for container loading and road-train logistics. The second phase concentrated on one specific bulk-bag racking system, but looked at new ways the warehouse size could be increased.
Sargon Engineering presented a thorough analysis of the key options, along with the resulatant storage capacities & logistics strategies, that would allow Tiwest to store thousands of tonnes of additional pigment.
Sargon Engineering completed both phases of this project on time and on budget, and received positive client feedback on the high quality of work.
An image of the proposed western extension to the existing warehouse: