Investment in new state of the art machinery pushes recycling and recovery rate of redundant electrical equipment in excess of 99%

July 16th, 2013
Celtic Recycling, the UK leader in the decommissioning and recycling of end of life equipment has invested in a state of the art shredder to further enhance the companies recycling and recovery rate.Historically, difficult wastes such as oil-contaminated insulating paper, pressboard, wood, etc. have been lost as a by-product of copper recovery, or consigned to landfill.

Investment in this new, state of the art equipment will enable these materials to be segregated, shredded and prepared for use as a secondary fuel, thus reducing demand for ever diminishing non-renewable fossil fuels.

Innovative waste management solutions have an integral role to play in responding to increasing legislative pressure to divert waste from landfill and also to reduce demand for natural resources.

Celtic Recycling is very pleased to maintain its position as the market leader in innovative technologies in respect of disposal of heavy electrical equipment.

In addition to saving energy and natural resources, reducing pollution and ultimately diverting waste from landfill, innovative waste management strategies can also provide a means of generating revenue and increasing a company’s profitability through resourceful investment recovery.

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State of the art shredder will further enhance
Celtic Recycling’s recycling and recovery rate

Celtic Recycling adopts diamond wire cold cutting technique demonstrating industry best practice

July 16th, 2013
Over the years, whilst the basic, physical construction of a transformer has remained relatively unchanged, recent innovation and adaptation of new technology has resulted in significantly improved dismantling techniques.Traditionally, it has been common practice for oxy-propane flame cutting equipment to be used to sectionalise the transformer tank to expose the core prior to disassembly, or alternatively, to work within the cramped, confined space of the transformer tank to remove the core.Both methods carry inherent risks, which thanks to Celtic Recycling’s investment in the latest diamond wire cold cutting technology and recruitment of a dedicated in-house team of Precision Cutting and Drilling Technicians have now been considerably reduced.Since early 2011, the company has been trialling the new cold cutting system both at our own facilities and also under site conditions, with great success. So much so, that the new technique has now been designated as the method of choice for situations where the core is unable to be lifted from the tank for disassembly.In addition to significantly decreasing the risks associated with oxy-propane flame cutting, such as personal injury and fire, the use of diamond wire cold cutting technology also eradicates the need for confined space working, and has recently been acknowledged as health and safety best practice by National Grid.

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Diamond wire cutting equipment
Diamond wire cold cutting equipment significantly reduces the risks associated with traditional oxy-propane flame cutting
Diamond wire cutting
This new innovative technique demonstrates health and safety best practice and has recently been acknowledged by National Grid

Successful verification of CEMARS™ certification

July 16th, 2013

CEMARSCarbon reduction

Celtic Recycling has received verification of renewal of the company’s CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) certification, demonstrating commitment to the principles of environmental sustainability.

The company initially achieved certification in July 2012 following a successful independent audit and verification process undertaken by Achilles. CEMARS is approved by the Environment Agency as a fully creditable Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Measurement Scheme to ISO 14064-1:2006 specifications

 It can also be used to comply with emissions reporting through the UK Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and Energy Efficiency Scheme and is also designed to avoid duplication of GHG inventory reporting to other schemes.
Covering all six internationally recognised greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxides, per fluorocarbons, hydro fluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride), CEMARS is a comprehensive standard which requires all Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions to be accurately monitored and reported.

The scheme is designed, and ideally suited, to capture all of Celtic Recycling’s major contributions to GHG emissions. By means of an ‘e-manage’ system, based on DEFRA conversion tables, various unit measurables, such as electricity (Kwh) or diesel (litres), are converted into tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents – hence the universally recognised term ‘carbon footprint’. The aim is then to reduce these emission figures over a 5 year rolling reporting period in absolute and/or relative terms.

The company’s reduction targets are set at 2.5% per year, and fall well within the UK Government’s carbon dioxide reduction target of 80% of 1990 levels by the year 2050. Employee awareness training, together with procurement of energy efficient equipment and vehicles are providing the stimulus to ensure the company will meet or exceed its stated objectives.