RCP SA Recent installation at Shanks Waste Management Ltd
RDF PRODUCTION IN THE LONDON AREA SUPPLIED BY RCP SA
Shanks?, Frog Island, Intelligent Transfer Station (ITS) has undergone a major refurbishment. Originally commissioned in 2006, the plant forms a key element in the processing of domestic waste from nearly one million London homes. The recent modernisation, which includes the installation of an advanced baling press, supplied by R.C.P SA of Telford, will ensure that they have sufficient capacity for further growth in material tonnage.
Since 2003, Shanks have lead the way in developing the U.K. market for Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF). Shanks now has considerable experience of producing and supplying SRF which has the benefit of displacing fossil fuels, lowering environmental impacts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The ITS concept is a well established and proven technology that delivers significant levels of Bio Municipal Solid Waste, landfill diversion and recycling. Using ITS technology very little material is landfilled, avoiding Landfill tax and creating LATS Tradable Permits.
Waste is unloaded from refuse collection vehicles into a reception area. The waste is then transported to a shredder and later to a shredder storage pit. The homogeneous material in the shredder storage pit is then moved to the waste drying area. Air is drawn through the reception pit floor and discharged through a biological filter, removing moisture from the waste, preventing stagnation and removing odours from the stockpile. At the end of the aerobic fermentation process, 12 ? 15 days, the material will be largely stabilised, sanitised and is practically without odour.
This material is then transferred to the recycling and recovery process area where the dried waste is separated using a combination of sieving, weight separation and metal extraction. Once all recyclable elements have been removed the remaining material is sent for baling. Bale production is carried out using a Macpresse 111/1 baling press supplied by R.C.P SA of Telford. This equipment is capable of baling and wrapping 45 bales per hour each bale has an average weight of 1.3 tonnes and tied with 5 SRF friendly plastic wires. The SRF created by this process is produced to a contractually agreed composition. High levels of quality control allow customers to have confidence in a product, which has been shown to have a consistently high energy content, low moisture levels and a high proportion of carbon neutral biomass.