Gantry dust collector

Last year a comprehensive analysis of an intensive noise study identified

the gantry dust collector fan as a major contributor to noise in the adjacent neighbourhood.

Gantry Dust Collector

As a result of investigation by our engineering team and acoustic consultants, the fan outlet from which the noise was emanating was facing east (that is away from residential zone), however the noise was in fact reflecting off opposing walls back into the adjacent neighbourhood.

Noise absorption barriers on the opposing walls were the first line of thought, but our own engineering staff felt that by lifting and rotating the fan outlet away from the opposing wall it would provide a more permanent solution.

The feasibility and engineering design was subsequently completed by our senior mechanical engineering staff and with the help of a 50 tonne crane, a 3 metre high by 2 metre wide outlet duct extension was installed in September last year.

The project proved to be a great success as subsequent external monitoring verified the noise from the gantry dust collector impacting the adjacent local community has been eliminated.

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 >>

Environmental Improvement Programme (EIP)

ABC is working with the Community Liaison Group to develop a new EIP. Local residents are encouraged to provide feedback on potential ideas to improve our site. Community feedback can be submitted via Contact us tab. Alternatively, you can provide your feedback through resident members of the Community Liaison Group. more >>

Live Ambient Particulate Monitoring Data

Adelaide Brighton Cement maintains two ambient air quality particulate monitors located in the local community at Gunn Street and the ABC Community Park on Alfred Street. To view the monitoring data click on the following link. more >>