Design of Shiploader Access System for Shark Bay Resources in Western Australian, which involved FEA structural analysis, selection of all major components and design of control system.
The Shiploader Access system is located on the side of a ship loader platform. It is a pivoting gangway that is moved by two hydraulic cylinders connecting the gangway to the ship platform. The gangway can pivot up 30 degrees and down 20 degrees from horizontal. On the end of the gangway is a pivoting stairway and platform. A single hydraulic cylinder positions the stairway relative to the gangway and is used to maintain the stairs in a level position. A storm lock is used to support the gangway in the level position when not in use.