KIEV, UKRAINE — After putting into operation a new elevator complex for grain and oilseeds shipment in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Nibulon began expanding capacities of its production with a technological laboratory.

An engineering building was reconstructed and part of the laboratory was moved there. Its main task is to carry out analyses of products received from rail and water transport and shipped for export, as well as to control grain drying and cleaning processes. The goal is to increase agricultural commodity receipt and operation efficiency of vehicles delivering it.

The contracting organizations’ specialists reinforced the structures of the engineering building, as well as replaced the roof. Nibulon used a modern aluminum façade system on the building. High degree of its heat insulation allows one to maintain an adequate temperature regime in the room without additional heating mechanisms. In addition, aluminum is characterized by durability and high endurance, resistance to various weather conditions. There is also an elevator for two floors.

To equip the new laboratory, Nibulon purchased equipment from foreign producers: an Infratec NOVA grain analyzer, Perten LM 3100 and Perten ML 3300 mills, an INSTALAB 700 analyzer to measure glucosinolate, a Memmert drying oven, dividers from Seedburo Equipment Company, Axis laboratory scales.

Nibulon equipped a separate workplace and a recreation room in the new laboratory for representatives of surveyor companies who visit the transshipment terminal to control products shipped for export.

“This creates the most favorable conditions for the Ukrainian agrarian market development,” Nibulon said. “Increase in the productivity of facilities, increase in the elevator capacities will provide prompt grain delivery from producer to buyer and timely shipment of agricultural products for export,  thereby increasing the status of Ukraine as a reliable partner in the global market.”