Materials Management (MM) - Foam Suppression System

The MM tipping bay is used to feed raw materials (shale, clay) into the cement making process.

Through ambient air monitoring analysis and visual inspection of the materials tipping process this area was identified as a minor discharge point for fugitive dust emissions.

It was subsequently added to the current Birkenhead Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and Community Liaison Group (CLG).

After a successful trial of the foam suppression system, it was fully implemented in late 2014. The system has reduced fugitive dust loads generated during tipping and unloading (front end loaders and trucks) of materials into the MM tipping bay through the use of the foam spray.

This patented dust suppression solution is used to essentially 'weigh down' dust particles, effectively preventing them from becoming airborne. Any dust captured in the foam will fall back into the hopper and into the materials delivery system.

MM Foam Suppression

Community Engagement

Seeking community input in the development of a Community Engagement Plan. As a local resident, we encourage you to let us know how you feel we can improve our community engagement activities. You can provide your feedback via the ‘Contact Us’ page, or alternatively through the resident members of the Community Liaison Group. We also welcome you to review our communication initiatives on this site. more >>

Frequently Asked Questions On Health

The Birkenhead plant and the local community have co-existed for over 100 years, with a large number of residents working for Adelaide Brighton Cement and living in the area. The local community often ask questions on the topic of health. We have prepared a list of frequently asked health questions. more >>

Adelaide Brighton Cement “Women in Industry” Open Day

Adelaide Brighton Cement Birkenhead Plant welcomed 20 female Year 10 students from Mount Carmel College in Rosewater to its inaugural ''Women in Industry'' Open Day, which was officiated by the Hon Susan Close MP, Member for Port Adelaide, Minister for Education and Child Development and Minister for Higher Education and Skills. For more information please follow the link more >>