Jaguar Land Rover Cars' Halewood factory near Liverpool has been transformed by Land Rover into a modern production facility and has been producing premium quality vehicles for a number of years now. [even incorporating the Land Rover experience offroad training centre]
During the manufacturing and assembly of motor vehicles a substantial amount of industrial effluent is produced, primarily from the pre treatment of body shells with degreasing, cleaning and preparation for the eventual painting process. The waste streams produced from these important body protection and vehicle finishing processes need to be effectively treated to allow safe discharge to the environment.
Jaguar Land Rover decided to invest in a new effluent treatment facility with plenty of capacity for several models. The new plant had to be automated to a high degree and reliable, as well as providing spare capacity for further increases in factory output in the years ahead.
The new plant consisted of the following main elements:
- effluent collection and transfer system
- main treatment plant including paint coagulation system
- neutralisation and flocculation systems
- two lamella tube clarifiers
- sludge collection and partial dewatering tank
- fully automated sludge filter press system
- discharge flow and pH monitoring/recording
- treatment chemical storage and dosing
- a fully automated control system
Over the following years since the plant was installed and commissioned by H+E the effluent treatment system at Halewood has demonstrated itself to be reliable, flexible and robust. Production volumes have increased, therefore flows from the effluent tyreatment plant have also increased. The effluent treatment plant has only required periodic routine maintenance and servicing.
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