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Resource Technology Expands

Marine Trash Compactor 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 off- shore 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 down- sized C-2500 marine trash compac- tor designed to complement the firm's popular and powerful C-3000 line.

Commercial Compactor Corpora- tion, an RTG subsidiary, manufac- tures and distributes a wide range of marine trash compactors in rein- forced 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 de- livers a 9-cubic-foot payload and compaction ratios up to 20:1. The vertical design saves space and al- lows the unit to be located anywhere a power source is available. The access door requires only 32 inches for loading and unloading opera- tions. The compaction cycle occurs in as little as 29 seconds, which serves to greatly minimize labor time.

BRADEN Gearmatic





Three Models with Rated line pulls from 6,500 to 27,500 lbs. Hoisting speeds to 210 FPM.

Constant Tension

Performance • Line tension, 200 to 3,000 lbs. depending on model size • Line speed, 550 FPM plus

Acceleration in excess of 12 ft/sec2

STANDARD FEATURES • Single lever control • Automatic constant tension when launching • Slack cable pulled by hand • Fast response without shock load • Designed to SOLAS requirements

OPTIONAL FEATURES • Gravity lowering • Hand crank • Optional drum sizes • Grooved cable drum • Hoist motor to suit existing hydraulics • Overload protection • Remote control console "LEADERS IN WINCH DESIGN"


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PHONE: (918) 251-8511 • TELEX: 492340 • FAX: (918) 258-4822

The C-2500 can be used to com- pact both recyclable and non-recycl- able 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, card- board and other recyclables can eas- ily 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 in- cluding 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 trig- gers an overload protection mecha- nism 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 compac- tion container cart can be wheeled to the storage area and easily un- loaded. These and other features provide safe, reliable operation and protect the unit from costly opera- tor error. A solid 1,750 pounds, the

C-2500 promises maximum compac- tion 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

The compact C-2500 marine trash compac- tor from the Resource Technology Group meets the new Annex V/MARPOL regula- tions regarding the disposal of waste at sea. deep. A container capacity of 10-1/2 cubic feet and a maximum adjust- able 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 com- pacting.

For free information and specifi- cations on these and other marine waste disposal and storage systems from RPG,

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USCG Proposes

New Regulations For

Small Passenger Vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard recently proposed extensive changes in exist- ing regulations covering small pas- senger vessels because of new uses for these vessels and advances in design and technology.

The proposed regulations are ex- pected to reduce the number of injuries, lives lost and property damage caused by accidents involv- ing these vessels, primarily by re- quiring the vessels to carry im- proved lifesaving equipment, in- cluding life raft capacity.

Although newer vessels in this category still meet tonnage require- ments for small passenger vessels, they now are larger, made of new materials, carry more passengers, are used for different purposes, and sometimes carry equipment in- vented since the regulations were written.

There are about 5,000 such ves- sels operating in the U.S. They include small car-ferries, high-speed passenger ferries, harbor taxis, par- ty and charter fishing boats, tour boats, dinner cruise boats, overnight cruise vessels and offshore oil indus- try crewboats.

The Coast Guard estimates the average annual cost of the proposed regulations to the small passenger vessels industry at $8.5 million. Ex- isting vessels would have a phase-in period to give them time to add equipment required by the new reg- ulations.

Written comments on the pro- posed regulations will be accepted until the end of May 1989. The pro- posed regulations were published in the January 30, 1989 issue of the

Federal Register. Copies of the pro- posed regulations may be obtained by writing to: Commandant (G-

LRA-2), U.S. Coast Guard Head- quarters, Washington, D.C. 20593- 0001, or by calling (202) 267-1477.

C. Plath Acquires

Spacreek Instruments —Catalog Available

C. Plath North American Divi- sion, Litton Systems, Annapolis,

Md., recently announced the acqui- sition of Spacreek Instruments, pre- viously available through Landmark


Spacreek products include elec- trical accessories such as ammeters, alternator controls, corrosion detec- tor and the well-known "12-Volt

Doctor's Handbook" by Edgar J.

Beyn. C. Plath will continue to car- ry the complete Spacreek product line.

Catalogs are available for the full range of C. Plath products, includ- ing Weems & Plath plotting tools, clocks and weather instruments as well as Spacreek instruments. For your copies,

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