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    • Abstract: Alpha Anodising is one of the UK’s market leaders in the field of quality metal. finishing, offering a range of mechanical and chemical finishes for aluminium. alloys. The company uses an open top degreasing system to clean engineering. components at its finishing plant in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. ...

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Case study: Alpha Anodising
Alpha Anodising improves safety and eliminates
spillages with the SAFE-TAINERTM system
Benefits
Nospillagesduringtransfer
Noexposureduringtransfer
Compliant
Lesssolventconsumption
Notransferlosses
Extendedsolventlife
Solvent:Trichloroethylene(NEU-TRITME)
Equipment: SAFE-TAINER system
Application: Open top degreasing systems
"WerecommendedtheSAFE-TAINER
systemtoenablecomplianceby
exemptionatrelativelowcost."
MarkLavis,ManagingDirector,SISChemicals
Case study: Alpha Anodising
Customer requirements
AlphaAnodisingisoneoftheUK'smarketleadersinthefieldofqualitymetal
finishing,offeringarangeofmechanicalandchemicalfinishesforaluminium
alloys.Thecompanyusesanopentopdegreasingsystemtocleanengineering
componentsatitsfinishingplantinMarlow,Buckinghamshire.Theobjectivewas
toupgradethesystemtoimprovesafetyandavoidspillsduringsolventtransfer.
Itwasalsoimportanttokeepsolventconsumptionbelow1MTperannumto
ensurecompliancywiththeSolventEmissionsRegulations.
What we did
InviewofAlpha'slowsolventconsumption,SISChemicalsrecommendeda
SAFE-TAINERTMclosed-loopsystemtoensurecompliancybyexemption,thus
allowingthecontinueduseofTrichloroethyleneatrelativelylowcost.This
systemensuresthesafeandsustainableuseofchlorinatedsolventsbyfulfilling
alllegislativerequirementsregulatingtheuseofthesesolvents.
The results
TheSAFE-TAINERsystemwasinstalledinFebruary2006.Thesteelshellsand
leak-free,dry-breakcouplingshaveeliminatedtheriskofspillagesduring
solventtransfer.Solventconsumptionhasbeenreducedandremainsbelow
1MTpa,andtheentiredegreasingprocesshasbeenmadesafer.MarkLavis,
SISChemicals'ManagingDirector,said:"WerecommendedtheSAFE-TAINER
systemtoenablecompliancebyexemptionatverylowcost,whileallowing
continueduseofTrichloroethylene.Thesystemisalsoentirelysuitableforuse
withotherchlorinatedsolvents."
SISChemicalswillconsultAlphaAnodisingtocomplywiththerequirementsof
theVoluntaryIndustryCommitmentforthesustainableuseofTrichloroethylene.
The SAFE-TAINERTM system SIS Chemicals Ltd:
The SAFE-TAINERsystemconsistsoftwoseparate,speciallydesigned SISChemicalsisoneoftheUK'sleadingsuppliersofindustrial
containers-oneforfreshandoneforusedsolvent.Eachcontainer degreasingsolventsandsafehandlingsystems.Wesupplyan
isdeliveredwithastandarddruminside.Thesteelcontainerprotects extensiverangeofhighperformancechlorinated,fluorinatedand
thedrum,preventingdamageorspills.Aspecialbaseconstruction non-chlorinatedsolvents,aswellasgeneralindustrialchemicals,
allowseasytransportwithaforklifttruckorpalletlifter.Both includinginorganicmineralacids.
containerscanbelocked.
"It'sfantastic.Wehaveseenareduction
Weprovideexpertadviceoncompliancewithsolventlegislation,
Specialleak-free,dry-breakcouplingspreventspillsandvapour includingtheSolventEmissionsRegulations2004(commonlyknown
emissionsduringsolventtransfertothecleaningmachine.When asSED).Ourcustomerscomefromtheaerospace,automotive,
transferringusedsolventfromthecleaningmachinetothe electronic,metalfinishingandgeneralengineeringindustriesand
connectionpreventemissions.
in
SAFE-TAINERsystem,adry-breakcouplingadapterandavapourreturn includeAirbus,RollsRoyceandGKNWestlandHelicopters.
consumptionofMethyleneChlorideand
SISChemicalsLtd,WhitefieldRoad,NewMilton,HampshireBH256DF
TEL: +44(0)1425621021,FAX:+44(0)1425618191,EMAIL:[email protected],www.sischem.co.uk
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