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Scales and Weighing Equipment for Energy from Waste

In order to optimise Energy-from-waste (EfW) processes and achieve more efficient energy production, inputs need to be closely monitored and controlled.

The composition of waste from different sources can vary significantly. Measuring inputs, tracking waste sources and keeping the burner supplied with a uniform volume of waste can help EfW plants to maximise the amount of energy extracted from each tonne of waste. 

One of the important factors that determine the revenue from an EfW facility is its gate fees. With gate fees levied on each tonne of waste accepted at site for treatment, it is important that the weighing equipment in place is accurate, reliable and able to stand up to fraudulent transactions.

Weighing equipment and solutions from Avery Weigh-Tronix can help to monitor inputs and outputs to provide the data required to make your operation more efficient. 

 

What can we help with?

Improving Energy from Waste (EfW) site efficiency

If you’re looking to boost the efficiency of your Energy from Waste operation, we can help you monitor your processes, record and report data and even put a value on system inefficiencies. 

For any EfW site dealing with numerous vehicles entering and leaving the site on a daily basis, it is vital that vehicles are processed fast to keep the site operating efficiently. Unmanned weighbridges and traffic management systems can quickly record a vehicle registration number, its tare weight, driving licence details and operator name and address, as well as how long vehicles are spending on site.

Monitoring Energy from Waste (EfW) inputs, maximising output

Stable and robust control, including measuring and sampling of inputs, ensures that the EfW process is optimal, whether incineration, gasification or pyrolysis.  Data gathered by weighing and monitoring incoming residual waste from local Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) can be measured and analysed in order to establish which inputs and feedstocks are most efficient/productive.  

The physical and chemical properties of the waste can have an impact on the energy efficiency, operation and emissions of an EfW facility. A process designed to utilise waste biogenic content or a processed Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) would produce a different output if it switched to processing unsorted Commercial and Industrial (C&I) wastes or material heavily contaminated with food rich material. Managing, weighing and recording the feedstock input helps the EfW plant to run without significant fluctuations, which, in turn, can maximize the amount of energy extracted. 

Avoiding fraudulent weighbridge transactions

Are you fraud smart and aware of what you can do to minimise the effect of waste fraud on your energy from waste operation?

The extent of fraud in the waste industry is unknown, but it is understood to be taking place on a large scale, reportedly costing businesses and the tax payer hundreds of millions of pounds a year. 

Using a weighbridge, software, RFID (radio frequency identification) and video footage to track vehicles, provides users with an additional level of security, acting as a funnel which provides important data about who and what is entering and leaving the site.

Vehicle positioning and marshalling on your weighbridge is important to guarantee reliable weighing data, but if not properly controlled, it can be an open invitation to fraud. When close monitoring of incoming waste and outgoing product is crucial, our remotely-controlled weighbridge traffic application uses photo-electric cells and pressure sensors to prevent incorrect positioning.

We have the technical expertise to tailor your weighing system to closely monitor incoming and outgoing waste products, using integrated and undetectable solutions such as our weighbridge fraud protection application.

Compliance with waste legislation

As legislation across the waste and recycling industry becomes increasingly complex, so do the requirements for tracking and reporting waste management processes.

Backed up by industry standard accreditation and certified traceability information, we make regulatory compliance straightforward. Our industry leading uptime guaranteed service plans minimise downtime for your crucial reporting systems.

 

The new approach to servicing weighing equipment

Choose market-leading comprehensive cover. Or ground breaking, fully-inclusive with up to 99% uptime guaranteed. Introducing new, clear, unrivalled service levels for critical weighing operations – only from Avery Weigh-Tronix.

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“Excellent engineers who visit site.”

Associated British Sugar - October 2018

“The installation team were committed and professional during our weighbridge installation”

Cargill - November 2018

“Quick response, engineers knowledgeable and friendly.”

For Farmers - August 2018

“Friendly and efficient service.”

Denholm Seafoods - September 2018

BridgeCare Total™ and BridgeCare™

The new approach to servicing weighing equipment

BridgeCare Total and BridgeCare have been created to keep your business operational, whether you’re completely reliant on weighbridge operation – or seriously inconvenienced by fault or failure.

Our unparalleled, comprehensive UK-wide engineer network means that help is never more than an average of 26 minutes away. And as owners of the UK’s largest fleet of weighbridge test units, we ensure that your repaired equipment is up and running in unbeatable time.

BridgeCare Total™

Rapid, fully inclusive cover for business critical weighing systems. Includes a unique 97% uptime guarantee: or we’ll refund a proportion of your annual fee.

BridgeCare™

Where weighbridge failure or fault poses a serious inconvenience to your operations, BridgeCare optimises uptime through preventative maintenance and servicing. Call outs and a discounted repairs service are included too.

 

What's included BridgeCare TotalBridgeCare
Service level 97% Uptime guarentee 8-hour response
Site dedicated Engineers
Calibration visit included 1 1
Preventative maintenance visits included 1 1
Appointments included
Health checks included 1 1
Reverification included -
Weighbridge test unit included -
Call out included
On-site labour included First hour
Preventative maintenance parts included -
Repair parts and consumables included -
Discount on replacement equipment
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