Emissions Control

We are committed to continually improving the environmental performance of the Munster Plant and reducing any potential impacts on the community and environment. During the period 2005 - 2012 more than $74 million was invested in capital improvements on the Munster Plant to improve environmental performance.

It is in our commercial interest to operate the Munster Plant in the most efficient and sustainable way possible. To help achieve this, considerable resources are expended on maintenance and improvements.

Baghouse Filters

The most significant recent improvements in emissions control at Munster have been the baghouse filters for the lime Kilns 5 and 6.

Construction of the $24 million baghouse filter for Kiln 6, previously the largest source of particulate emissions at the site, was completed in March 2012. The baghouse has exceeded expectations in reducing emissions.

The baghouse system is designed to substantially reduce particulate emissions by providing a physical barrier that removes particulates from the exhaust stream. 

The company's $18 million Kiln 5 baghouse was completed in mid-2013 and this has also significantly reduced emissions.

View the live emissions feed for Kiln 5 or Kiln 6.

Read the baghouse filter fact sheet.

Other improvements also include:

  • A water misting system to control potential fugitive dust;
  • Revegetation of the boundary between the waste land fill operation and the community and;
  • Improved fire break maintenance around the boundary between the plant and the community.
KILN 6 Shutdown

Kiln 6 of Cockburn Cement's Munster Plant will be undergoing a regular maintenance shutdown from 22 to 29 March 2021.

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Feedback Hotline

We welcome feedback from the community, it helps us to continually improve our operations.

Please call our community hotline on 1800 156 826.

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Live Emissions Feed

View the live data feed for particulate emissions from kilns 5&6. Data is transferred from the stack analysers, to process control systems and reporting software, and then displayed on this website as a live feed.