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Grain Processor & Exporter Case Study

Manufacturing Challenge

Louis Dreyfus Commodities, a Fortune 100 grain exporter, invited American Vacuum to bid on a project to provide dust control vacuuming equipment for an export terminal expansion. The project encompassed multiple buildings and storage silos and bins for a grain transfer facility. The goal of the project was to provide an effective, sanitary collection of combustible grain dust throughout the existing export terminal and the expanded processing facilities, ensuring an efficient, clean, and safe processing environment. 

Efficient, sanitary processing for grains requires superior dust and waste control as the grain is transported and moved through the storage and processing facilities. In addition, grain dust is highly combustible and controlling air-borne dust via a vacuuming system is a critical element in minimizing the risk of fire or explosion. During processing, dust accumulates throughout the plant and needs to be cleaned for sanitation and safety. Spills occur during transfer and processing. The requirements for the project included:

Custom-Designed Solution

American Vacuum’s solution provided Louis Dreyfus Commodities with an innovative central vacuuming system that covered the entire facility efficiently and effectively.

We provided turnkey installation services, from bid through equipment commissioning. Training was provided to plant staff to ensure optimal operations.

Installation of American Vacuum’s equipment met the specific equipment requirements for the project and provided Louis Dreyus Commodities with a safe, dust-free processing environment throughout its expanded plant. 

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