Wrapped bales – solutions for SRF/RDF handling, transportation and storage: Heikki Jyrkinen, Crosswrap (Finland)

Filmed at Cemtech Europe 2015, 20-23 September, Intercontinental Hotel, Vienna, Austria.

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Thank you very much and good afternoon to every one, [UNKNOWN] that's in Finnish, good afternoon. So I'm here to tell you about the miracle of cross wrapping. This is what, Keith already said, I think we are capable of talking about it because we have as he mentioned the numbers are today over 350 deliveries in 47 countries all over the world.

So we know a little bit about the wrapping and also the bale opening. The main reason why waste fuel is baled and wrapped is quite obvious. Of course baled materials is, it becomes compact and dense so is itself is already after bailing an economical solution for transportation and after you wrapped a bale, you also get the benefits of EC and economical clean handling and transportation.

In addition the wrapping gives the possibility to store the waste fuel, so basically if you have the needs to transport or store waste fuel, then you should seriously consider baling and wrapping. If course it depends on your distances or other logistical issues, but transportation and storage, if those are the needs then, definitely baling and wrapping should be considered. And the reasons for the benefits in transportation some examples, yesterday someone asked Mr Tallen[sp?] he was telling about the example in Indonesia.

They have a site they are running the site close to the kiln, so obvious they don't need the transportation, but someone asked why we have hundreds of kilometers from the waste sources to the kiln. Well baling and wrapping is the solution, you bale and wrap and then the transportation is much more economical and you can use a normal truck for transporting the fuel and then you can bring something back from the kiln like cement or something else. Also since the material is baled you reach the maximum loads for the tracks very easily and that's something you depends on the country and the case but sometimes if you try to transport loose material you don't reach the maximum loads and then you are losing money again. Besides the benefits for transportation by baling and wrapping you will have the possibility for intermediate storages. It can be that you store at the producer or the production facility or then at the kiln.

Those depend on the spaces available and things like that, and of course since the bale is wrapped, the material is protected, so you will also do a lot less slithering when handling the material. You can store the bales outside but a little more on the storage benefits later. I will show you some transportation examples. These are from real customers, some of you here already are using crosswrap, some of you will have soon a crosswrap and I hope that some of you will consider this for future possibilities.

So truck transportation is quite normal, you can, it's obviously seen, obvious to see in the picture that it's easy to load, you can use a normal truck, you can reach the maximum load so all the benefits you need for transportation. Also in some countries they use flat-bed trucks.

This is actually from US going from processing plant, this one goes to landfill but it could be as well going a to cement factory. Close trailers, trains, this picture is actually from Germany, these bales are going to waste to end this plant.

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