truck scale Articles

  • Republic services’ high-volume landfill finds reliable truck weighing with Avery Weigh-Tronix heavy-duty scale

    Republic Services, Inc., is a waste management company with more than 200 transfer stations, nearly 200 landfills and 75 recycling centers located in 2,800 communities. Its Missoula, Montana landfill alone serves 250-300 trucks per day. Recently, the company had to find a replacement for its unreliable truck scale/weighbridge, one that could meet the landfill’s high-volume, heavy-duty ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • Avery Weigh-Tronix Truck Scale System Saves Costs and Increases Efficiency for Aggregate Recycling Center

    Recycled aggregate is in high demand, with UK-based Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) forecasting that it will fulfill 20% of the total aggregates market in Scotland by 2012. To keep pace with a growing market, Scotland-based Highland Recycling uses an Avery Weigh-Tronix truck scale system to ensure high accuracy and efficiency in their aggregate recycling operation. This recycling ...


  • Plant gains efficiency by replacing vacuum-truck process

    A steel min-mill located in Portage, Ind., that produces and sells hot-rolled steel in the north central United States and Canada. The plant produces about 700,000 tons a year and employs about 400 people. On site is an electric arc furnace melt shop that produces continuous-cast steel slabs and a hot-strip rolling mill for further processing of slabs into rolled coils. The mini-mill's raw ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Why are waste operations installing on-board scales?

    Given the rising cost of operating waste collection vehicles, it is becoming more important to evaluate the use of on-board weighing systems to reduce operating costs, meet new safety standards and improve fleet efficiency. Electronic on-board scales are not new. They were introduced more than 30 years ago into trucking applications where monitoring gross vehicle or payload weight was ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Removal of ecotoxicity and COD from tank truck cleaning wastewater

    Tank truck cleaning (TTC) activities generate highly complex wastewater. In a previous study, we found that a significant ecotoxic effect was still present in biologically treated TTC wastewater. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate the removal of acute toxicity from TTC wastewater by a sequence of technologies routinely applied for industrial wastewater. Acute toxicity was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Small–mid scale LNG: “45 years of experience in Spain”

    In December of 1970 the first LNG “satellite” facility was commissioned in north east Spain, in a village close to the French border, inaugurating the “small scale” business in the Iberian Peninsula. Since then, more than half a million trucks have been loaded at the LNG import facilities and downloaded in hundreds of satellites LNG plants. The business model of large LNG ...


    By dmg :: events

  • From Gas to Liquid: Large-Scale Chlorination System Conversion

    Abstract A number of wastewater treatment facilities using gas disinfection have decided to convert to liquid disinfection for several reasons including safety, regulatory, security, and economic factors. An optimal technology plan should be developed to facilitate the conversion. This presentation provides a case study of a large chlorine disinfection system, and demonstrates key issues of ...

  • San Francisco Takes Residential Organics Collection Full-Scale

    After two and a half years of conducting a variety of pilot residential curbside organics collection programs that included food and soiled paper, the City and County of San Francisco (referred to hereafter as “the City”) and Sunset Scavenger Company are commencing a citywide rollout of the Fantastic Three Program. This new, innovative program will include the separate collection and composting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Food Waste and Obesity A UK Epidemic on more than one scale

    Ever since definitions of a ‘healthy’ bodyweight changed in the 1990s, the world seems to be facing an obesity epidemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) convened an expert consultation in Geneva that formed the basis for a report that defined obesity – not merely as a coming social catastrophe, but as an “epidemic”. The word ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • LAS Recycling Improves Weighing Accuracy and Data Collection Reporting with Avery Weigh-Tronix Forklift Scale

    LAS Recycling Ltd.’s material recycling facility in Wales, United Kingdom, has improved its weighing accuracy by a factor of ten and halved the amount of time it takes to weigh processed waste, since implementing Avery Weigh-Tronix’s forklift scale system in its operations. The system also uses radio frequency (RF) data transfer to improve data collection, recording and reporting. The material ...


  • Performance of a system with full- and pilot-scale sludge drying reed bed units treating septic tank sludge in Brazil

    This study investigated the performance of sludge drying reed beds (SDRB) at full- and pilot-scale treating sludge from septic tanks in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The treatment units, planted with Cynodon spp., were based on an adaptation of the first-stage of the French vertical-flow constructed wetland, originally developed for treating sewage. Two different operational phases ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Sacramento, California: The first U.S. city to power refuse trucks on renewable natural gas (RNG) made from separated food

    California has long been a pioneer in implementing sustainable transportation strategies, and yet again, the State can claim another first-of-its land project in the United States as its own. By collecting and diverting food waste from a local landfill, two Sacramento-area companies, CleanWorld and Atlas Disposal Industries, have opened the Sacramento Biodigester — the first closed-loop ...


    By Energy Vision

  • Septic Tank for Commercial Building (Ukraine (2))

    As for this septic tank, thickened sludge had been pumped to a tanker truck for disposal 2-3 times a month. However, there had been longstanding concerns confronted by the end user. Their concerns were not only the high sludge disposal cost but also the odor which comes along with the presence of a tanker truck. They had looked for a suitable sludge dewatering unit for small-scale wastewater ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • Five Percent More Load Per Vehicle and No Returns for Recycling Facility

    SCA Recycling is loading up to five percent more recycled waste per outgoing vehicle at its new £15 million Southampton materials recycling facility (MRF) by using Avery Weigh-Tronix forklift scales. The solution has also eliminated the problem of over- or underloaded vehicles needing to return after truck scale transactions to be reloaded. The company is the UK market leader in paper ...


  • Butane overhead condenser returned to original operating efficiency case study

    A Canadian energy company had fouling issues with cooling water at one of its plants that caused severe scaling in a butane overhead condenser. A 50% RYDLYME solution was recommended to dissolve the accumulated scale within the condenser. RYDLYME approach 330 gallons circulated for 6 hours at ambient temperature, reversing flow every half hour using a pumper truck. ...

  • Lumber company expedites shipping procedures

    Pukall Lumber Company, located in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, is a family-owned and operated wood products manufacturer. The business is two-pronged; the sawmill was founded in 1937 and later a retail building supply was added to sell lumber and other building materials to area builders. Pukall handles red and white pine logs primarily, sawing them into accurate dimension lumber for the construction ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • Occupation-specific screening for future sickness absence: criterion validity of the trucker strain monitor (TSM)

    Background: Monitoring psychological job strain may help occupational physicians to take preventive action at the appropriate time. For this purpose, the 10-item trucker strain monitor (TSM) assessing work-related fatigue and sleeping problems in truck drivers was developed. Objectives: This study examined (1) test–retest reliability, (2) criterion validity of the TSM with respect to future ...


    By Springer

  • Safe Drain® Saves My Facility From Accidental Spill

    "I am writing to thank-you for a great product. This morning we had a 25 gallon diesel spill near our Vehicle Service Area. The spill was a fluke - from the tank of a truck that was parked on a gradient - left without a gas cap. Diesel poured out of the truck onto the asphalt - directly into a newly installed Spill Safe Drain that was closed tightly. All of the spilled product was recovered, ...

  • Environmental cleanup demands new technology

    A Vancouver company has begun using its proprietary technology for the first time commercially to remove polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from a contaminated site in Delta, and if successful, it will send a loud message that B.C. is at the leading edge of siteremediation technology. In early spring 2005, eight flatbed trucks carrying the components of Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc.’s latest ...


  • Owasebussan Co., Ltd. case study

    Recycling industrial waste using Twin Volute Dewatering Press! Owasebussan Co., Ltd., located amid beautiful coastal and mountain scenery at Owase Bay in Higashi Kishu, Japan. The company processes various types of fish using an advanced production facility and ships out to supermarkets and other customers across Japan. Owasebussan was disposing of all the floated oil and dewatered ...


    By AMCON Inc.

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