Operations

Sea Water Pumping

The Arabian Sea water is pumped from the sea into the salt fields. Salt fields are designed in such a way that is best suited for higher evaporation and radiation, in order to produce the best quality salt and also to maintain international standards.

Crystallization

The brine procured from seawater through condensing is collected and fed into the crystalliser, which goes through processing and further concentration.

Solar Salt Harvesting

The salt in the Nacl form undergoes harvesting converting the salt into crystals.

Washery

The salt crystals undergo cleansing in the washery. Quality checks are carried out periodically to ensure the desired quality of salt is maintained.

Quality Checks

Quality is checked from the beginning to the completion of process at different stages continuously to maintain the required quality. Also before shipment is done a random sample is drawn from the stock pile.

Quality Specification

MESH SIZE (US MESH ) SPECIFICATION
NaCl Min 98%
Moisture Max 3%
MESH SIZE (US MESH ) SPECIFICATIONS (VALUES AS % OF PASSING)
12.5 mm (1/2 inch) 100
9.5 mm (3/8 inch) 95 to 100
4.75 mm (No. 4) 20 to 90
2.36 mm (No. 8) 10 to 60
600 µm (No.30) 0 to 15

Stacking of Salt

Bulk heaps of salt are stacked after production and are kept ready for despatch.

Transportation

The final grade of salt is loaded into these trucks to be despatched to the port.

Barges

One of the operations at Jakhau port is loading into barges. This activity is carried out for shipment across counties.