Resource Technology Expands M a r i n e Trash C o m p a c t o r Line

Firm Offers New Down-Sized Unit That Complies With Annex V/MARPOL Regulations New Annex V/MARPOL 73/78 regulations restricting the dumping of waste from vessels at sea and offshore rigs have created storage, cleanliness and disposal problems for the marine industry. In response to these new regulations, Resource Technology Group, a leader for 17 years in the trash compaction and recycling field, recently announced the introduction of the new downsized C-2500 marine trash compactor designed to complement the firm's popular and powerful C-3000 line.

Commercial Compactor Corporation, an RTG subsidiary, manufactures and distributes a wide range of marine trash compactors in reinforced or stainless steel to safely and efficiently handle all types of waste products generated on board.

The C-2500, with an overall height of only 80 inches, has been designed with a high-compaction 1- hp, 120-V, 30-amp power unit which delivers a 26,000 pounds of packing force. Only 23-1/2 inches in depth and 32 inches wide, the C-2500 delivers a 9-cubic-foot payload and compaction ratios up to 20:1. The vertical design saves space and allows the unit to be located anywhere a power source is available. The access door requires only 32 inches for loading and unloading operations.

The compaction cycle occurs in as little as 29 seconds, which serves to greatly minimize labor time.

The C-2500 can be used to compact both recyclable and non-recyclable solid wastes such as packaging crates, boxes, metal objects and dunnage into reusable cubes or lined corrugated cartons. Wastes which have a high liquid content such as food production waste can be compacted into 6-mil polyvinyl bags, which can then be heat sealed and stacked efficiently. Paper, cardboard and other recyclables can easily be compacted into corrugated containers. The container weight can be easily adjusted to produce cubes weighing from 50 to 250 pounds. Every unit is designed with a wide range of safety features including a safety interlock switch which prohibits any operation while the access and unloading doors are open. An indicator light signals the operator that the desired load weight has been reached and triggers an overload protection mechanism which forces removal of the full container before operation can be resumed. The C-2500 operates at a noise level of only 64 dba, a further indication of its smooth yet quiet efficiency. The three-sided compaction container cart can be wheeled to the storage area and easily unloaded.

These and other features provide safe, reliable operation and protect the unit from costly operator error. A solid 1,750 pounds, the C-2500 promises maximum compaction with minimal maintenance and repair.

The larger and more powerful C- 3000 marine unit stands 88 inches tall, 44 inches and 23-1/2 inches deep. A container capacity of 10-1/2 cubic feet and a maximum adjustable module weight of 350 pounds affords marine users with a practical option where space and module weight are less of a factor. Its larger capacity further minimizes time spent loading, unloading and compacting.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 93,  Apr 1989 Northwest

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