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Mainsaver Selected For State-Of-The-Art Waste Treatment Plants

http://www.engineeringmaintenance.info/images/stories/Spidex%20PR%20.jpgSpidex Software has announced that Global Renewables, an innovative resource recovery specialist, has selected Spidex’s Mainsaver CMMS solution to manage engineering maintenance at its two newly-built state-of -the-art waste treatment facilities in Lancashire.

The new waste processing sites are the centrepiece of a 25-year, ฃ2bn PFI project which has the capacity to process up to 600,000 tonnes of household waste per year, reclaiming the maximum amount of recyclables and converting the remaining organic fraction into renewable energy and compost.

“Mainsaver will give us a complete overview of how the heart of this facility is operating” said Gordon MacDougall, Project Director. “Unlike most waste-processing plants, the two new Lancashire facilities will have limited hours of operation – that means it is even more vital that our engineering strategy minimises operating time lost through machine breakdown.”

“Developing and maintaining such a strategy requires maintenance data that is reliable, accurate and freely available, so that we can address any issues that arise as quickly as possible.”

“Of all the CMMS systems we examined, Spidex’s Mainsaver solution was the option we were most comfortable with – it’s straightforward to use and supports technologies such as mobile working, bar-coding and RFID which is exactly the way we want to operate.”

The selection process was greatly assisted by the fact that Global Renewables’ site engineers took an instant liking to Mainsaver. Gary Burke, Regional Maintenance (Engineering) Manager had used a number of different CMMS systems previously and was in little doubt that he was looking at the right solution.

He explained; “I’ve been running engineering teams for most of my working life, so I know exactly what day-to-day information I need. To get that information, it’s crucial that the maintenance software we install is logical and straightforward for the engineers to use. Mainsaver ticked all the boxes.”

The new Global Renewables waste processing facilities will deploy some of the most advanced and environmentally-responsible technologies available. Central to these is the UR-3R Processฎ, a combined mechanical/biological separation treatment specifically designed for municipal solid waste, which has Greenpeace among its advocates.

The process dramatically decreases the amount of waste consigned to landfill and consequent greenhouse gas emissions. Spidex Managing Director Jonathan Starling commented: “Global Renewables is at the forefront of a radical new approach to waste management in the UK and Spidex is proud to be associated with them.”

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