New Zealand business Orica was a winner in the Business and Technology category at this year's Australian International Design Awards thanks to its computerised CoDé system, created with design partner IntelliDesign.
This year, more than 200 products were judged against a common set of criteria focusing on innovation, form, function, quality, safety and sustainability. From 105 finalists, 37 received a prestigious Design Award in recognition of design and innovation excellence.
Orica's CoDé system is a bulk liquid chemical delivery system installed on 41 chemical tanker trailers.
Bulk liquid road tankers are commonly used to transport multiple combinations of chemicals to site, and it’s during this delivery phase that mixing mistakes are most at risk of happening.
RFID tags are attached to 842 delivery points throughout New Zealand. The RFID technology tracks the contents of an Orica tanker from when it’s loaded to the customer’s delivery point. CoDé prevents tankers from unloading at the incorrect delivery point by keeping the tanker’s compartments locked and the trailer’s pump disabled until the correct connection is made and verified.
Today, CoDé is used in the mining, water, food and beverage, chemical, bulk liquids and transport industries.
Earlier this year, Orica’s CoDé system was also recognised in the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. It won the Design category, which is given to a New Zealand-originated initiative that best demonstrates an effective solution to a specific health and safety issue.