Iron Mountain

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Client Iron Mountain
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Scope Of Work NFV Rotary Separator Installation
Schedule May 2008

Project Detail

Iron Mountain is a secure shredding company that has facilities around the world including plants in Footscray, Melbourne and East Tamaki, New Zealand. The latter plant was commissioned in May 2008, with the major paper shredding and recycling plant processing up to 8 tonnes of shredded waste per hour.

To streamline this process, an Airtight NFV Rotary Separator was mounted over a large bailing machine, working to separate and load shredded paper and card into the bailer. The NFV units are fairly short, eliminating the need for bulky cyclones. Their clever design and engineering also cancels out any chance of blockages, as the shredded waste product is continuously wiped from the mesh screen by an internal rotor.

The dust is then collected by an explosion-rated negative pressure reverse-air NFKV baghouse filter and swept into a briquette machine to be compressed into 60mm briquettes.

By installing the Airtight NFV Rotary Separator to their East Tamaki plant, Iron Mountain is able to handle recycled paper more efficiently and with minimal dust product and maintenance.