Growing popularity in Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants in the UK, developing clean energy sources has meant considerable opportunity for some businesses, whilst at the same time proving a major benefit for the environment.
Specialist contractors such as OJ & DJ Nelmes, based near Warmwell, Dorchester, Dorset have expanded their business around the liquid waste management demands of their AD plant and dairy industry customers and have invested for the long term to provide a highly efficient handling resource.
Wyn Nelmes commented, “In order to provide a highly reliable and efficient service to our customers, we researched the bulk tanker market to establish which machines would best suit a high output capability.” The Nelmes’ decided to invest in three, 3500 gallon Major tankers on twin axles with a steerable rear-axle, hydraulic and air brakes and a high performance 13000 litre per minute vacuum pump.
In the past 12 months, Owyn and Dean Nelmes’ team have hauled 26,500 cu metres of liquid waste from the AD plant to a giant tanker and dribble-bar applicator that injects and spreads the liquid waste mainly onto arable stubble fields, ready for cultivation. “Each Major 3500 tanker holds around sixteen cubic metres and only takes around four minutes to load,” stated Owyn, “and so we are normally moving around twenty to twenty five loads or more a day to the field sites.
The safe management of waste deposits is an integral part of the AD plant operation. Every load is weighed, with a print-out and records of application rates and field nutrient application rates recorded for close management control.
“Because we need to provide the best service to our customers, day-in, day-out, we’ll only use the most reliable of equipment,” said Owyn. “These Major tankers are far superior to anything else on the market and that reflects our business philosophy of doing the job right every time and on-time.” he concluded.