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MOBILE SHREDDING PLANT Stockpiles of abandoned tyres and conveyor belts can now be eliminated on the spot — no matter where they lie — following the commissioning of a mobile shredding plant, designed and built by engineers at Tyrecycle and its parent company ResourceCo. The mobile shredder will enable Tyrecycle to clean up the stockpiles of abandoned tyres throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria, while eliminating the added expense of transporting whole tyres to a fixed processing location. It is designed to not only assist councils burdened by stockpiles of end-of-life waste tyres and conveyor belts, but also to meet the needs of remote or regional mining and construction sites. The shredder can process passenger, light truck and truck tyres — as well as conveyor belts — at a rate of 10 tonnes/h. It also has the ability to remotely process off-road tyres — common to the mining, agricultural and construction industries — into a size suitable for further manufacturing into powders and granules for use in high-valued recycled products or as tyre-derived fuel (TDF). Built to withstand Australia’s tough climate, the unit has a full safety lock-out system and can operate for 24 h on a single 620 L diesel tank at ambient temperatures of up to 45°C. With parts mirroring those used in Tyrecycle’s large-scale, fixed processing facilities, replacements can be made quickly and easily when required. Tyrecycle www.tyrecycle.com.au

WATER QUALITY ANALYSER Introduced by Hach Pacific, the Hach SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) platform is designed to streamline water quality testing. The platform is suitable for the drinking water industry and can be used in the drinking water distribution system and treatment plant. Compared to traditional methods of testing, the platform is claimed to provide faster testing of multiple parameters and reduced variability from test to test and operator to operator. The handheld drinking water instrument is able to test up to four colorimetric and two probe-based parameters simultaneously, eliminating the need to run multiple tests back to back. It is claimed that the platform can perform the same tests with less than half the manual steps compared with traditional methods, while producing accurate and reliable results. This can help to minimise errors and saves time by testing up to six parameters at the same time. The platform is available on its own or as a fully operational kit, including the instrument, probes and Chemkey Reagents. The simple-use model of the PPA platform provides operators of all skill levels with the flexibility to test for the parameters that are relevant to their process, including both colorimetric testing methods and probe-based measurements. Hach Pacific Pty Ltd www.hachpacific.com.au 46 This issue is sponsored by — Schneider Electric — http://www.schneider-electric.com.au/sites/australia/en/products-services/product-launch/smart-panels/smart-panels.page

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