Blue Supplies Britania Crest with new C&D Recycling Plant
- 06 October 2009
- Company & Industry News
The long and successful business relationship with Blue ensured that Britania Crest had no doubts as to whom they should turn to for the design and installation of their new C&D recycling plant. Having cast an eye over the various technologies available on the market for a number of years, Britania Crest decided that Kiverco, distributed throughout the UK by Blue, was the best option.
Commenting on the new plant, Director Chriss Foss said "With an investment of such magnitude, it was vital that we made the right decision and got a system tailored to our needs. As a result, we spend a number of years looking at the various options available to us and decided to go with the Kiverco plant from Blue for a number of reasons. Firstly, we felt that the build quality of the Kiverco was unrivalled. Due to the strong manufacturing, we feel the robustness of the plant will ensure we get better value for money in the long run", Chris added "The people at Blue fully understood our operational requirements, displaying their expertise in providing a solution to fulfil our specific needs. Their team were first class from initial design phase through to plant installation."
The new plant consists of a number of different modules which are combined to ensure maximum recovery of materials. At the front end, the material is fed onto a 1200mm wide belt feeder which delivers the material into the Kiverco 835 static trommel. Fitted with 40mm punch plate for removal of fines, the fully enclosed rotating screening drum is 13 metres in length and 3.30 metres in diameter. The fines then drop down and onto a collection conveyor which transfers the material out of the building and directly onto a Powerscreen Warrior 1400 for secondary screen to produce a 0-6mm soil, 6-20mm stone and 20-40mm for concrete. A series of free standing feed, transfer and discharge conveyors provide the essential linkage to ensure flow of material through the processing equipment.
Space restrictions meant running the picking station at a 90 degree angle to maximise the potential of the building, this is then fed with an incline conveyor directly from the trommel. The Kiverco picking station is fully enclosed with heating and lighting for operatives' comfort and safety. 4 Bays and 8 drop chutes are positioned either side of the picking belt to enable Britania to remove plastics, carboard, papers and wood. An overband magnet and a blower are positioned at the end of the station for the safe removal of ferrous metals and lights after picking.
Commenting on the early success of the plant, Chris Foss said "Prior to the installation of the new plant, we used to use our grab to pick of the large items then screen of the fines achieving approximately 67% recoverable. With the new system, we are already seeing our recycleable rate at 95%"
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