AGR supplies high quality solid sodium cyanide in briquette form. Briquettes are highly soluble in water and delivered in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) or AGR’s custom-designed Solid to Solution (STS) isotainers.
For technical advice on solid sodium cyanide, please contact your AGR representative
Receiving solid sodium cyanide in bulk form provides an economical transport solution and can enhance the supply chain model.
Receiving solid sodium cyanide in briquette form ensures mine site personnel are not exposed to dust.
Boxes used to transport solid sodium cyanide can be disposed of upon receival, ensuring a one-way supply chain to help reduce freight costs. The boxes also provide capacity to hold stocks on site to make up reagent solution cyanide to meet operational requirements.
Solid sodium cyanide briquettes are packed in one-tonne IBCs for storage and transport
Each IBC consists of a waterproof polyethylene bag that has been heat-sealed to provide a moisture barrier. This is enclosed in a woven polypropylene bag that is encased in a custom-designed, strong wooden box on a pallet base to provide further protection during storage and transit.
AGR’s proven IBC packaging system complies with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code and the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Testing, including stack tests and bottom lift tests, ensures IBCs meet United Nations recommendations for the transportation of dangerous goods.
For the export market, IBCs are packed and transported in 20-foot sea containers. Prior to leaving our production facilities, each sea container is identified with a security seal and unique identity number for tracking purposes and to prevent tampering during transit.
Solid to Solution (STS)
AGR also offers a Solid to Solution (STS), whereby solid sodium cyanide is delivered in bulk (up to 20 metric tonnes) by isotainers. Please refer to STS for further information.
AGR continually communicates with customers and supply chain stakeholders to ensure the reliable and secure supply of our products.
We partner with transporters that are signatories to the International Cyanide Management Institute Code and we adopt a range of measures to control risk, including using escort vehicles to accompany trucks transporting solid sodium cyanide, and satellite tracking.
We work with our international customers and transporters to prepare and update transport management plans and provide other support, such as risk identification, assessment and management to establish control practices to facilitate safe transport. These controls are regularly monitored and audited by AGR, and we support key stakeholders with training.
International road transport configuration varies subject to the regulations of each country. Information on the requirements of specific regions is available on request.
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