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Case study: Dust control helps an agribusiness meet Australia’s strict grain import laws

A unique but perfect application for Mideco’s Bat Booth® has been found at Manildra Group, NSW. There our award-winning personnel de-dusting device is helping the company meet Australia’s strict grain import laws.

Manildra is Australian family-owned diverse agribusiness with over 65 years of experience bringing the finest Australian food and industrial products to the world.

The company also imports grain and has to comply with Australia’s tough import laws. Overseas grain may potentially carry bacteria or germs that can harm humans, animals, crops and land, thus presenting a high biosecurity risk.

Therefore, imported grain must be kept in quarantine for a certain amount of time. Upon delivery, imported grain is placed at one of the Manildra factories in an enclosed space.

The difficulty is ensuring that staff that works in that area don’t carry any grain or grain dust out upon exiting. Un until now, the workers have been using disposable uniforms to ensure the conditions of quarantine are met. This was not the most effective, comfortable or sustainable way to work. The installation of Bat Booth® has solved that problem.

Comparing to the most common ways of cleaning staff’s uniforms that often simply misplace the dust particles, Bat Booth® permanently removes and captures the dust with the help of powerful HEPA filters. Workers can use Bat Booth® when required, sometimes several times a day, as it only takes seconds. Now staff at Manildra can rest assured no speck of grain dust will escape the quarantined area.