Hazardous Waste Case Studies
Challenge: To dispose of masking material from the painting of airplanes. During the process, light bulky material, mostly paper, disposable protective clothing, plastic and tape needs to be compacted within the painting area. The material, which includes paint containing chrome, is considered hazardous. They required an industrial waste compactor that could meet the Class II, Division II requirements.
Solution: KenBay designed the RotoPacBlastPac Hazardous and Explosive Environment Waste Compactor.
Result: The custom compactor meets their requirements.
Challenge: Waste material had to be compacted into the company’s government-mandated special hazardous waste bags which were significantly different in design than the polyethylene bags the RotoPac typically uses.
Solution: A custom industrial waste compactor, a RotoPac HazPac was designed and placed.
Result: BASF’s unique requirements were accommodated.
Challenge: Cost of disposing of hazardous waste in tri-wall boxes produced by their paint shop doing repair to aircraft.
Solution: A RotoPacHazPac with its 6 to 1 compaction was installed.
Result: The high compaction reduced the number of tri-wall boxes needed by a factor of 6 and significantly hauling costs producing a savings of $29,000 per year.
Challenge: An army installation was built inside a mountain providing very high security. To remove trash from the secure area the maintenance personnel had to take the trash through a security checkpoint and again when they returned the dumpster to the secure area. The process of removing several cubic yards of trash took over 2 hours.
Solution: The RotoPac commercial trash compactor was placed.
Result: With the RotoPac, they were able to reduce these trips by 80%. The RotoPac’s ease of use significantly reduced the personnel effort required to remove waste from the fort.