Kolkata: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel have nabbed two persons with fake Aadhaar cards and nearly Rs 72 lakh in US dollars, at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport on Friday afternoon.According to CISF, on Friday at around 12:50 pm during the pre-embarkation security check at the domestic security hold area number 2, a Sub-Inspector (SI) of CISF who was monitoring the display screen of the scanner, saw the suspicious image of an object inside a handbag. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersHe immediately segregated the handbag and called the owner. Within a few minutes, a youth came to the SI and identified himself as Dilip Kumar Chawla. In his presence the bag was opened for a physical check. During the check, CISF personnel found 520 100 US dollar notes worth approximately Rs 35.77 lakh, wrapped in a cloth bundle. When Chawala was asked to provide valid documents to substantiate the money as his, he failed to do so. He was supposed to travel to Mumbai but was detained. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhile CISF personnel were searching Chawala’s handbag, another CISF officer deployed at the baggage scanner screening noticed another suspicious image in the display screen inside another handbag. The same actions were taken in this instance as well. The passenger in question identified himself as Nihal Vashumal Malhotra. He was also detained and taken to a CISF facility. There his bag was opened and CISF personnel found the same amount of money in US dollars. As he was also supposed to travel to Mumbai in the same flight with Chawala, CISF personnel suspected foulplay. When they were grilled and searched thoroughly, CISF found two fake Aadhaar cards. During interrogation, the duo admitted that the Aadhaar cards which they were carrying are fake. The duo has also admitted that they have impersonated themselves as Chawala and Malhotra while booking flight tickets as well. Later, the duo was identified as Rahul D Sukhwani and Vishal V Bhatija. Following their confession, the duo was handed over to the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Customs department at the NSCBI Airport.
M&J Engineering is supplying the first Weba Chute Systems in a shiploading application for installation on Portnet’s Shiploaders 1 and 2 at the Port of Saldanha. This follows the successful installation of Weba Chutes at Portnet’s iron ore handling plant some time ago. “Designed for a transfer of 10,000 t/h of iron ore, the two boom transfer chutes feature a levelling device that keeps them vertical at all times during the luffing of the boom in a range from 14o to 5o. This will minimise spillage and blockages, and ensure an even load of iron ore onto the boom conveyor,” says Alwin Nienaber, technical director of M & J Engineering. This conveyor has a belt size of 1,650 mm and runs at a speed of 4 m/s. Bulk density of the iron ore varies from 2.3 to 3 t/m3 and maximum lump size is 40 mm, with a moisture content of about 3%.Also at the Port of Saldanha, on a contract awarded directly by Portnet, M&J Engineering is currently upgrading the moving head chutes to ensure these conveyor transfer points will be able to cope with the 10,000 t/h ship loader capacity.“The existing conventional chutes had been experiencing ongoing problems relating to spillage and blockages,” M&J Engineering’s Ted Cruickshank says. “We’ve been contracted to design and fabricate Weba Chutes for this application and to re-instate all the required instrumentation and piping services.“To prevent future blockages we’ve carried out Fine Element Analysis on the chutes to determine the flow of the iron ore and verify the chutes’ capability to handle 10,000 t/h and to load this material central to the ongoing conveyor.”Both projects will be completed by the end of August 2012.Each Weba Chute system is custom designed for a specific application, taking into account factors such as belt width, belt speed, material sizes and shape and throughput. Cruickshank says there are numerous advantages to be gained from this locally developed transfer point system which, when introduced on a new project, achieves the optimum design configuration for the application with the best belt cleaning arrangement and optimum selection of belt type and size. In addition, spillage can be completely eliminated.Further benefits that apply equally to retrofitted Weba Chute Systems and new projects alike include up to 80% reduction in material degradation, greatly reduced levels of dust and noise, reduced production losses owing to fewer blockages, significantly reduced spillage and vastly improved safety levels.Easy access is provided for inspection and maintenance purposes and the system does not require ongoing supervision, again representing a saving in manpower and related costs.Cruickshank cautions that Weba Chute Systems should not be compared to conventional chute or transfer point systems, but should rather be seen as an improved alternative or upgrade, because they adopt a completely different and unique approach to control and handling of bulk materials. For instance, the system uses a supertube with a cascade scenario, where 95% of the material runs on material at all times.“When one looks at this process in slow motion, it becomes apparent that the bottom layer of particles in the product stream moves in a tumbling motion and does not slide down the chute,” he explains. “This results in significantly reduced wear and in many cases the lip remains completely covered by material and never needs replacement.”This manner of controlling material movement is taken a step further by designing the internal angle of the transfer chute in such a way as to match the product discharge velocity with the belt speed, which either completely eliminates or greatly reduces spillage.Extensive experience and technical expertise, coupled with applications knowledge, has positioned Weba Chute Systems as the leader in its field. The Weba Chute system design is accomplished using sophisticated 3D computer software. Data received from the customer is always verified, and in many instances Weba Chute’s highly skilled personnel are in a position to make cost saving recommendations.The quality of the manufacturing process is strictly controlled by the company’s procedures which are in line with its ISO 9001:2008 certification. Performance guarantees, set in accordance with operational and application parameters, are provided with all Weba Chute systems.