Engineering Services

Project Concept to Completion - Planning Application through to Plant Operation (UK)

A Client wished to build a treatment plant in South Wales for tankered liquid wastes. An initial design had been prepared by others. The plant was designed to be fully enclosed, odour controlled and to visually match the other buildings in its locality. But planning permission had been refused.

We were retained in 1991 to review the design and suggest improvements to both the internal layout and the equipment. Dr Paxton acted as an expert witness during the subsequent planning appeal explaining the high safety and plant integrity standards and other virtues of the design, plus the benefits to industry in the area. Risks to the surrounding area were examined, assessed and put into perspective. As a result of the appeal, planning permission was granted.We were retained in 1991 to review the design and suggest improvements to both the internal layout and the equipment. Dr Paxton acted as an expert witness during the subsequent planning appeal explaining the high safety and plant integrity standards and other virtues of the design, plus the benefits to industry in the area. Risks to the surrounding area were examined, assessed and put into perspective. As a result of the appeal, planning permission was granted.

The Waste Management Licence also became the subject of an appeal in 1995. We provided all the technical support to this process and a licence was issued in almost exactly the form to that which we put forward.

Following the successful planning appeal, we undertook the detailed design, prepared the tender specification and provided technical assistance throughout construction, commissioning and operator training. This was successfully completed at the end of 1995.


Tankers Unloading Into Sludge Pit

Details/Features

Inputs: Up to 250,000 tpa of aqueous wastes containing inorganic and organic compounds, alkalis, acids, toxic metals, oils and greases, fine chemicals, paints, pigments, animal and food processing wastes
   
Operation details: Continuous-semi-batch plant, fully enclosed, odour controlled and ventilated. Operations controlled from central control room, fully bunded site for leaks, spills, rain water and fire water control. Capacity to discharge up to 8 tankers simultaneously. Dual weighbridges, controlled from a single gate house. Computer based plant logging, safety and control system.


Separately Bunded Storage Tanks for the More Difficult Wastes
 
Odour Control System for Separately Collected Organic Odours

 

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