KLM has almost turned fuel-saving into a culture: since 2003 an increasing part of its entire organisation has been involved in decreasing kerosene consumption. This in order to save both costs and climate, as burning up one kilo of jet fuel creates 3.2 kilo CO2. There is a lot at stake. The 214-strong fleet of KLM and its subsidiaries used up over 3.5 million tons of jet fuel in 2008. The resulting bill was over €2bn, which accounts for almost one-third of the air carrier’s total operational costs. In KLM’s broad approach towards fuel-saving, statistics and optimisation of routes and fleet are the key words in a continuing process, focused at increasing the company’s competitiveness. By paying attention to every detail within its flight operations, KLM tries to predict the amount of fuel needed for every flight as accurately as possible.
One TANA Shark replaces two machines in the efuse-derived fuel (RDF) business - Case Study
For Attero Recycling Ltd. operating in the alternative fuels sector, TANA Shark is the only shredder on the market that can produce the required particle size for solid recovered fuel (SRF) in a single pass. After the purchase, Attero was able to cut the number of machines in half and increase output, saving time and money. Attero Recycling Ltd. takes in municipal, commercial and industrial waste for recycling of materials and production of alternative fuels. In 2014, when they were purchasing new shredders...
VOC Abatement Technology Saves on Operating Costs for Aerospace Paint Finishing
For over 10 years, a Canadian aircraft manufacturer has saved over $500,000 annually in fuel and electricity consumption by using Munters rotor concentrators to control solvent emissions from its facility’s paint booths. Before purchasing Munters equipment in 2002, the manufacturer struggled with the inconvenience of having their aircraft systems flown to be painted in subcontracted paint hangers. This affected production and lead times so the company decided to build new paint hangers adjacent to their...
End-of-life Tires as an Alternative Fuel (TDF) in Cement Kilns: Now Easier than Ever!
End-of-life tires are a challenging type of waste since they are difficult to shred and are expensive to treat and get rid of. However, tire derived fuel TDF is an extremely good alternative to the traditional fuels used in cement kilns, like oil, coal, and petroleum coke. The following blog presents a solution and explains how TDF can be used for heating cement kilns. The calorific value of tire shred is high and it has nearly the same heat value as oil. But what other benefits are there in utilizing tire...
Fuel preparation technology – the latest safety considerations
The specifications for new fuel preparation technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as industry innovation continues apace. But when it comes to investing in waste shredders that help manufacture cement fuels, which criteria should top the procurement wish-list in 2018? With more than 25 years’ experience in this sector, Peter Streinik, head of UNTHA’s waste shredding division, offers his thoughts. Investing in a new capital asset is never a straightforward exercise. There are, indisputab...
Easy access to savings on board ships - Case Study
Grindrod Shipping, owner and manager of IVS and Unicorn Tankers, has installed OptiSave on board 9 vessels; 7 bulk carriers and 2 tankers and more will follow. The co-operation with IVS goes back to 2009 and the first OptiSave system was installed on board one of the bulk carriers soon after. “We have a great co-operation with DESMI and their automation team. We always look at how much fuel can be saved and where we can improve the efficiency – and more ideas for improvements are coming up all the...