Jenike & Johanson opens Perth office
Specialist bulk materials handling design firm, Jenike & Johanson opened its first Australia outpost in Perth in January, adding to existing operations in California, Massachusetts, Toronto and Chile.
“Our aim is to be close to our clients, to assist in the planning stages of new projects and to investigate existing problems to develop reliable, cost effective solutions regarding bulk solids storage, handling, and processing,” explained Carrie Hartford, senior engineer in the Perth office.
The Perth facility includes both a flow properties testing lab, and an engineering office. Services offered will include:
• on-site evaluations
• material properties testing
• problem-solving and conceptual design
• process development
• analytical models
• functional design
• detailed and structural design
As a senior engineer in the California office, Carrie Hartford has been involved in troubleshooting and recommending corrective action for solids flow problems. She has provided recommendations for solving problems in new installations, and the design and supply of customized handling and test equipment related to this field.
Examples of some of her projects and designs include a 500t potash surge bin and apron feeder, a 20,000t clinker silo, a copper ore comminution cycle, live capacity calculations for bauxite, gold ore and saprolite ore stockpiles, and load calculations for large silos.
She has lectured on the storage and flow of bulk solids for ASME and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), individual companies, in-house courses, and conferences.
“What makes my job rewarding is developing a scientific-based design to help clients overcome problems that have caused them headaches for years. It is also great to get involved early on in a project in order to prevent those problems altogether,” said Carrie.
Corin Holmes is a technical officer in the Perth office. For the past ten years, he has worked out of Jenike & Johanson’s Toronto office, as a bulk solids technologist.
Corin has worked on a variety of projects, from 10t totes to 50,000t stockpiles, mainly in the mining industry, helping to ensure reliable flow.
Corin said: “One of the best parts of this job is being able to improve or create a design validated through flow property tests and physical models. My reward comes with the knowledge that my efforts and experience have helped to prevent or solve very real problems.”
Contact: Carrie Hartford, email: email@example.com