Archive for the ‘Scrap metal’ Category

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

Tuesday, 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.

For further information please contact sharon.bloomfield@celtic-recycling.co.uk

Shredder
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

Tuesday, 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.

For further information please contact sharon.bloomfield@celtic-recycling.co.uk

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

State-of-the-art facility unveiled at Queensway Meadows, Newport

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Celtic Recycling, the UK leader in the decommissioning and recycling of end of life heavy electrical equipment is delighted to announce the completion of its £5 million development at Queensway Meadows, Newport.

Derelict site at Queensway Meadows, Newport
Derelict site at Queensway Meadows, Newport
Phase 1 completion, refurbishment of derelict building
Phase 1 completion, refurbishment of derelict building
Heavy load bay with dedicated abnormal load entrance
Heavy load bay with dedicated abnormal load entrance
Heavy load bay equipped with 2 x 63 tonne gantry cranes
Heavy load bay equipped with 2 x 63 tonne gantry cranes
Unit 29 exterior and weighbridge
Unit 29 exterior and weighbridge
Delivery of first transformer to heavy load bay
Delivery of first transformer to heavy load bay

Following acquisition in 2008, development of the derelict 4.1 acre site was split into two phases. 

The first phase involved the total refurbishment of the existing building providing 16,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space for the disposal, processing and recycling of end of life heavy electrical equipment as well as the treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. 6,000 sq. ft. of modern office space and training facilities were also constructed as part of the first phase development which completed in 2010.

Phase 2 of the expansion commenced in September 2011 and included the construction of two new industrial units, security lodge, weighbridge and new access road from the public highway.   Designed to accept abnormal loads, the newly constructed road provides dedicated access from the public highway to the new 10,000 sq. ft. heavy load bay.

Equipped with 2 x 63 tonne gantry cranes each fitted with 20 tonne auxiliary hoists, the new heavy load bay also features a 5,000 sq. ft. processing/storage area and additional hot work facilities which historically have been undertaken exclusively at Pyle, Bridgend.

The second unit constructed as part of the phase 2 development provides overhead lift capacity of up to 20 tonnes, 13,500 sq. ft. of additional storage space, a dedicated SF6 processing area and laboratory.

Following successful completion of the development, the very first transformer was received into the heavy load bay for dismantling on the 8th May 2012.
Celtic Recycling is committed to providing innovative recycling and waste management solutions to the industry.

The newly developed facilities at Queensway Meadows, Newport are unique within the UK at the present time, and to the best of our knowledge, unrivalled within Europe.

As we continue to service and develop our UK based clients, work is increasingly being sourced from Europe and the Far East.

Queensway Meadows, Newport is located just off Junction 24 of the M4, complementing existing operations at Bridgend and Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

For further details about the services provided by Celtic Recycling and the facilities available at Queensway Meadows, Newport please contact sharon.bloomfield@celtic-recycling.co.uk