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Fairport clocks up another year of Zero LTA’s

Fairport Engineering Ltd is based in Lancashire, UK and has been in business over 30 years servicing heavy and light industry customers. The company is a specialist contractor offering design and construction services related to bulk materials process and handling systems. Typically their customers operate in the aggregates, cement, building products, coal, food and chemical, minerals, power and recycling industries. Health & Safety at Fairport Engineering Ltd has been a vital part of its workplace culture for many years. Excellence…

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Cliffe Hill Quarry visit

MHEA are pleased to announce an MHEA site visit to Cliffe Hill Quarry, the largest quarrying and asphalt operation within MQP. It is a working quarry with 2 asphalt plants on site and a rail link. Whilst there have been quarrying operations since the 19th Century at Old Cliffe Hill Quarry, Markfield, it was in the late 1980’s that the construction and commencement of operations at New Cliffe Hill Quarry began. Today Old and New Cliffe are linked by a…

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New exhibition and seminar launched for materials handling industry

logo_bulkexA brand new exhibition and combined seminar programme for 2015 has been launched by the MHEA. BULKEX 2015 will debut at the Harrogate International Conference Centre on 21-22 October and will provide an unrivalled opportunity to bring together senior executives from all areas of the materials handling industry.

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Bulk Materials Handling – Short Courses for Industry 2015 Events Calendar

Course Calendar for 2015 February Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials Short course: 24 - 25 February Optional Practical session: 26 February An advanced course has been organised in June for those wanting to learn more about detailed design calculations March Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Solids Short course: 10 - 11 March Optional Practical session: 12 March An advanced course has been organised in May for those wanting more detailed information.  Caking and Lump Formation in Powders and…

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​Dates for your diary

MHEA members can look forward to a packed programme of events during 2015 with the following already in their planning stages:  EMR site visit,  - Spring 2015 (Dates to be announced) Members networking event – Summer 2015 (Dates to be announced) BULKEX 2015, Harrogate – 21-22 October 2015

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Member News – Fairport solution diverts contaminated coal and pays for itself within 18 months

Staff at Fairport Engineering are celebrating following the successful implementation of a project to help ABP improve their coal offloading reliability at their Humber International Terminal in Immingham. With each stoppage of a Panamax dry bulk carrier to remove metal contaminant taking several hours of delay, ABP wanted to install an automated solution to increase productivity using a continuous offloading process. Fairport devised a deceptively simple solution, and after being given the go-ahead by ABP, took just four weeks to…

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MHEA officers re-elected

MHEA’s well-attended AGM held at the end of October saw a number of useful discussion as well as the re-election of a number of key posts. Mike Redmond (Bosch Rexroth) was successfully re-elected to the position of President for a period of one year. Michael Kaye (Flexco Ltd) was elected to the position of Vice President for a period of one year. Paul Bancroft (Joy Global) was elected to the position of Past President for the period of one year.…

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