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Tata Steel: Steelworks Cleaning

Project information

Project: Steelwork waste removal
Client: Tata Steel
Products: SkipVac

Project Background

As one of the world’s leading steel producers, Tata Steel is committed to high standards of safety and environmental protection. Its Hartlepool site covers an area equivalent to 50 football pitches, and the plant cleaning and housekeeping programme requires an eight hour shift every weekend, part of which has to deal with the large amount of waste from the submerged arc welding machines and operations in several separate locations.

Traditionally all this was carried out manually using brooms, shovels and barrows but it’s an inefficient way to sweep up and collect all the flux slag and granules, especially from within and around the submerged arc welding machines.

Tata’s production team previously tried various other cleaning machines, but found that these other units would block up and break down, and insufficient capacity meant they would spend more time emptying them than cleaning up.

The solution

Following a free demonstration it was clear that the DISAB SkipVac was exactly the sort of cleaning solution they’d been looking for.

The SkipVac allows the production crew to clean in awkward places such as around the arc welding machines, down the pits and around the cable trays and conveyor. The DISAB SkipVac’s suction power means an operative can, with the various extension pipes and cleaning heads, do a much better job of cleaning all of these areas.

“The DISAB SkipVac is an excellent machine that’s got capacity, reliability and is easy to empty. It’s also easy to move around with a forklift. It handled 2-3 tonnes of flux slag quite happily and didn’t need emptying every five minutes. But what we really liked was its suction power.”

“One of the SkipVac’s best features is the easy way it’s emptied out. It’s just a matter of getting a forklift to lift the top section away from the DISAB SkipVac hopper, and then taking the hopper to wherever the waste needs to be disposed of. It’s safe and simple, and presents no risk to the operatives.”

Andrew Ward

Production Operations Manager, Tata Steel

Product Features

Waste removal is faster, easier and more efficient, because less time is spent by operators cleaning and downtime is significantly reduced. Large deposits can be sucked up quickly from virtually anywhere and safely disposed of, or if recovered material is valuable, huge savings can be achieved.

Product Overview

    • Powerful yet compact self contained unit
    • Fitted with forklift sleeves so fully mobile
    • Removes anything from dust up to 40mm debris
    • Operated via a standard 32 amp 3 phase power supply
    • Waste collected into integral skip for easy disposal or recycling
    • Suction distances up to 100 metres
    • Suction capacities up to 4 tonnes per hour
    • Exceptional filtration levels, including optional HEPA filters
    • Labour saving – cleans up in minutes what can take days done manually
    • Easy to operate
    • Quiet in operation
    • Can be used for powering fixed pipework vacuum systems around multi-level sites
    • Available for long or short-term hire, or for purchase

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WHY DISAB?

 CUT TIME AND SAVE MONEY

Waste removal is faster, easier and more efficient, less time is spent by operators cleaning and large capacity collection mean less time spent emptying too. So downtime is significantly reduced.

Large deposits can be sucked up quickly from virtually anywhere and safely disposed of, or recycled back into process. So, if recovered material is valuable, huge savings can be achieved.

Because our powerful vacuum technology removes fine particles from the atmosphere, there’s far less dust to get into the moving parts of your plant or damage bearings, which will mean greater reliability, less downtime, and a longer shelf life for your equipment.

 IMPROVE HEALTH AND SAFETY

There’s no need for lengthy, back-breaking manual collection. Thanks to our fully enclosed systems and highly advanced filters, harmful dusts are instantly removed and safely contained, minimising the risk of dust exposure to your employees.

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We can arrange free site visits, demonstrations and site surveys, to assess your individual needs and help you achieve your goals, whether they’re on a small scale or part of a major project.

Call us on 01737 246 649 or email infouk@disab.com

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