May 2nd, 2013 – Swindon Commercial Services Ltd (SCS) has selected Machinex Industries Inc. to provide the sorting technologies for their new waste facility. This plant will treat 48,000 tonnes a year of residual municipal solid waste (MSW) as well as commercial and industrial waste (C&I) to produce a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) / Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) at its site at Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, Swindon. The fuel that will be produced by this plant will be to a specified standard and will then be sold through a separately procured fuel use contract. The Machinex custom made sorting system is due to be completed this Autumn.
Jonathan Menard, Director of project at Machinex says: “Machinex has developed similar facilities during the past year in United Kingdom and that demonstration of our expertise contributed to establishing confidence in the equipment right at the onset of the project.”
Sean Magee, Head of Waste Solutions at SCS : “After a rigorous procurement process, SCS concluded that Machinex has the technical ability to deliver the kind of system we require. Machinex has perfectly identified our needs and resources by offering us a reasonable approach that respected the limitations of the building and our budget. ”
The system from Machinex will segregate a variety of materials from MSW and C&I to obtain a final fraction that meets the standards to produce Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) and, depending on the market needs, to also produce Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). The material will first go in a shredder, and then after this the fines particles will be removed by a trommel. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals will be sorted using a range of magnets. A heavy-light separator will remove the heavies while a secondary shredder will assure that the material complies with SRF/RDF standards of 30 mm or less.
Because SRF standards requires between 15% and 20% moisture content, the material will be dried in a rotating drum dryer which will also recover 70% of the initial air. The exhaust air from the system will be treated to remove contaminants before being discharged.
Due to the plants flexible design a reversible conveyor will allow the operatorto decide to send bulk material loose on a vehicle or send it to a baler and be wrapped in plastic film according tomarket demand.
About Swindon Commercial Services Ltd
As a wholly owned company of Swindon Borough Council, Swindon Commercial Services Ltd (SCS) combines the best of the public and private sectors. We bring financial stability coupled with innovation, competitive service delivery and a passion for serving the public. SCS employs over 650 dedicated and skilled employees with a turnover in excess of £60m p.a. providing services to a wide range of clients including local government, housing associations and private businesses in Wiltshire and beyond. SCS is developing its waste services so that it can provide waste producers a reliable and cost effective solution for the diversion of waste from landfill.
For more information, visit the SCS website at www.swindoncommercialservices.co.uk