Case Study: FCC Environmental Services Dallas (USA)
Capacity: 35 tonnes/hr
Input: Single Stream
Surface area: 60,000 ft2
Recyclables: paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metals
Technologies: Bollegraaf HBC-120S, Lubo Anti-Wrapping ONP Screen, Bollegraaf Drumfeeder, Lubo OCC Screen, TOMRA Autosort 4, Overbelt magnet, Eddy current separator, Walair drum separator
Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions and Van Dyk Recycling Solutions (North America’s exclusive distributor of Bollegraaf, Lubo, and TOMRA equipment) have announced the delivery of the Dallas MRF, what is going to be one of the most advanced materials recovery facilities in the USA. The newly opened materials recovery facility is employing a host of sorting technologies to curbside materials from households. The state-of-the-art installation is capable of sorting 35 tons of Single Stream material tons per hour.
Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions is proud to announce the opening of the FCC Dallas MRF, one of FCC Environmental’s first MRFs in the United States. The facility will accept all Single Stream material from the city of Dallas and the city of University
Park, Texas. The system was designed by Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions to bring Dallas closer to its goal of zero-waste by the year 2040. It successfully processed over 1,000 tons of material in its first two weeks and passed its required acceptance test for the city of Dallas prior to the contract start date of January 1st, 2017.
The facility contains cutting-edge technology provided by Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions of Appingedam, The Netherlands. A series of Lubo StarScreens® (Lubo Systems B.V is part of the Bollegraaf Group) separates OCC, glass, fiber and containers. The series features Lubo’s newest offering, the Anti-Wrapping ONP Screen, the widest screen in the industry at 4,40 meter, with 440 stars. The stars incur virtually no wrapping, even after hours of operation. Cleaning and maintenance time is reduced to less than 10% of that of traditional starscreens.
A total of four TOMRA (TITECH), model Autosort 4, optical sorters recover any remaining fiber and separate all plastics. An overbelt magnet and Eddy Current recover ferrous and aluminum cans, respectively. And a glass cleanup system (Walair) creates four fractions of clean, sellable glass. The system is capped off by a Bollegraaf HBC-120S baler that is capable of baling all commodities accepted at the facility.
Bollegraaf HBC baler produces heavier bales
As well as being quieter and more efficient, the new balers and their installation have also been designed to be as safe as possible and to meet the safety requirements. Other innovative upgrades that have been incorporated in the HBC-120S are the self-learning channel pressure, which is selfregulating control, which adapts to the material being baled in the channel, and can increase the bale weight by 10 to 20%. The single needle system (5×1) leaves less room for residue to accumulate during the knotting process, reducing the downtime and hence an important cost reduction. Since the needle system is vertical, the Bollegraaf baler produces stable bales and has a reduced risk of wire breakage. Whether using steel wire, PP twine or PET, the Bollegraaf Baler is highly suitable to bale even the most difficult waste streams.
Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions is the trade name of Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery BV and Lubo Systems BV. VAN DYK Recycling Solutions is North America’s leading recycling supplier and the exclusive distributor of Bollegraaf, Lubo, and TOMRA equipment.