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UK’S largest plastic recycler installs Babcock Wanson hot water boiler

UK'S largest plastic recycler installs Babcock Wanson hot water boilerPlastics recycling firm Jayplas (J&A Young) has installed a Babcock Wanson HEB 420 Hot Water Boiler and Heat Exchanger into its latest recycling facility in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

The large-scale reprocessing facility has the capacity to process up to 25,000 tonnes per year of low density polyethylene film (LDPE) and is believed to be among the largest of its kind in the UK. Material for the plant includes back-of-store film waste from retailers, post-consumer polyethylene and plastic films from agricultural and construction sources. These are reprocessed into a plastic granulate for use in the production of new plastic film products, including refuse sacks and carrier bags.

In line with Jayplas’ philosophy to invest in technology that enables the company’s recycling plants to operate in an efficient and environmental way, the Babcock Wanson HEB 420 Hot Water Boiler was chosen by Jayplas for its high efficiency – up to 96.2% – and long working life.

Babcock Wanson’s HEB Hot Water Boiler is a forced-circulation, fully automatic, gas, oil, dual fuel and / or biogas fired packaged unit with low emissions and high combustion efficiency specifically matched to the boiler. The reverse flame design provides optimum furnace loading and the radial firetube assembly minimises material stresses. The design of the combustion chamber and heat exchange surfaces has been optimised to suit the flame geometry of the matched burner. An easily reversible front door allows simple and quick access for inspection of the combustion chamber and reversal tubes without the need to remove the burner.

Jayplas is a long standing Babcock Wanson customer, employing a range of equipment. Commenting on this latest contract, Jason Hall, Group Engineering Manager, stated: “Jayplas was pleased to give this second project to Babcock Wanson with confidence due to the reliability of the ESM Steam Generator installed at our Corby site PET washing plant in 2010”.

Babcock Wanson offers a complete range of products and services for boiler houses and other process heating needs, from steam boilers, thermal fluid heaters, rapid steam generators and hot water boilers to VOC and odour treatment by thermal oxidation, water treatment or process air heating solutions. The company aims to help optimise customer’s energy production with high quality products and efficient service.

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