Browse through some of the questions we frequently get asked about our offshore and shipping balers and compactors.
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A: A Mil-tek consultant will guide you in making this decision. What you need to know is the approximate amount of e.g. cardboard you generate every day, in what stream and in what sizes it comes. In addition, you should know how much space you have available for a recycling machine.
A: Correct. Mil-tek has models that are specific to each industry. For example, the XP300 Waste Compactor has a sliding frame upon which the wagon is mounted. This allows for safe loading and compacting of waste without the risk of the wagon rolling out of place. For Offshore platforms, we would recommend the stainless steel models XP100, or the slightly larger XP200S. Each machine is tailored to suit its environment. One of our Offshore & Shipping consultants will guide you in finding the best machine for your requirements.
A: Balers and compactor can be installed indoors or out. What is most important is that you place your recycling machine close to where waste is generated e.g. a store room or an unpacking area. If you place the machine outside it should be under a roof. Because of the rigours involved in shipping and offshore industries, Mil-tek has developed stainless steel models that are designed to withstand the elements.
A: If you already have an air-line you will not need any - the machine can be simply connected to the existing airline. If you do not have an air-line, the compressor requires a standard AC outlet i.e. not a 3-phase, thus avoiding any expensive electrician-related cost.
A: As they are air-powered rather than hydraulic, Mil-tek balers and compactors are extremely quiet. If you have an existing air-line you can simply plug the machine in and then your existing compressor acts as the engine. If you need to have a compressor installed, a Mil-tek technician will ensure that the compressor is placed at an appropriate distance from the machine.
A: Mil-tek balers and compactors are very straightforward to use. An educated and licensed Mil-tek technician will train a key staff member so that he or she understands how the machine works and can in turn train other staff members. The training is simple and quick and means almost anyone can learn how to use a Mil-tek machine.
A: Offshore balers are made in line with specifications unique to the offshore industry. Certain components have been removed to minimize corrosion and units are available in both zinc-coated and stainless steel finishes.
Offshore balers can also be easily bolted to floors or walls, ensuring that they can safely operate on uneven surfaces.
A: Yes, you can, although we recommend you do not do it at the same time. If you have a steady mix of both, Mil-tek also supplies a plastic bag stand allowing you to store plastic neatly while you build a cardboard bale. Once you are ready, you can then make a plastic bale. You can order your own plastic bag stand here...
A: The XP300 has a fixed, sliding frame unit, allowing it to stand safely on uneven surfaces. In addition, a slender frame, small floor space footprint and low height ensure that it can be safely installed in most locations.
A: Yes, you can. The Mil-tek X-Press is air-powered, meaning that not only is there no risk of contamination from oil, it is also extremely quiet. As there can be local rules and legislation on this topic, always discuss with you Mil-tek consultant, as he will let you know what is possible.
A: With a compaction rate of 10:1, waste will be more easily stored before being disposed of onshore. For further information about waste legislation, see FAQ's on waste legislation below, or click here to visit the Waste Legislation page.
A: We've created a page dedicated to offshore waste legislation, with useful information and guides, which you can find here.
A: Click here, it's all here in this handy table.