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

The Adelaide Brighton Cement Birkenhead Plant Community Engagement Plan 2018 V2 is now available. The Community Engagement Plan is intended to be an ongoing collaborative working document. All feedback from the community is welcome. View our Community Engagement Plan V2 here. Community feedback can be sent to BirkenheadCommunity@adbri.com.au. 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 >>

Environmental Improvement Program

Adelaide Brighton Cement maintains an ongoing Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP). The EIP is endorsed by the Environment Protection Authority and developed in consultation with the Community Liaison Group to continuously improve on our environmental footprint. To view the latest EIP please follow the link more >>