Ineffective compaction along with extensive use of cover soil are lowering the life expectencies of landfills. Aiming for better compaction is the easiest way to add more operation years for continuing revenues. For increasing the compaction efficiency, the city of Kelowna in Canada purchased a TANA E520 landfill compactor to Glenmore Landfill.
According to Ken Muller, the Solid Waste Supervisor, a total of 20-25% higher compaction has been achieved with TANA E520 compactor over the previous four-wheel compactor in Glenmore Landfill. For Glenmore Landfill, this translates to up to 12-15 more years of operation.
Comparison: TANA’s full-width twin compaction drums require less driving to reach the optimal compaction rate. A four-wheel compactor extrudes waste around the wheels which results in an uneven surface and less effective compaction.
Figure: TANA compactor helps to increase the life expectancy as well as the costs of operations with less driving and cover soil usage.
New compaction methods proven effective
Since changing from a four-wheel compactor to the twin drum design of TANA E520, the use of cover soil has been decreased greatly. Rather than using 6 inches of cover soil daily, the new operation with TANA compactor only requires a quarter-inch of fibermulch. - It saves us a considerable amount of airspace over the year, says Muller.
City of Kelowna sees the new TANA E520 compactor as an investment. It’s playing a big part on the operations and has shown remarkable improvements over the ineffectiveness caused by previous compactor.
- It’s a completely different configuration and concept in landfill compaction and it seems to be working well. The unit is giving us much better compaction and we burn less fuel because we don’t have to run the unit as much.
Read the article of Glenmore Landfill at Waste Advantage Magazine (November 2014)
”The unit is giving us much better compaction and we burn less fuel because we don’t have to run the unit as much”
– Ken Muller, Solid Waste Supervisor, City of Kelowna
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