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Basic sizing criteria for 5sorting plants The capacity of the sorting plants must be properly sized to maximise recovery and technical and economic efficiency. Oversized facilities can lead to financial loss due to the amortisation of unnecessary investment. Similarly, undersized facilities can lead to high operational costs as more work shifts will be needed to reach the treatment goals. The following must be considered when calculating the capacity of the facilities: • Nominal capacity (t/h): tonnes per treatment hour processed in one line in normal operation conditions. • Design capacity (t/h): maximum tonnes per treatment hour processed in one line maintaining the guaranteed quality and recovery amounts. Sizing of light weight packaging sorting lines Expected input In order to size a sorting plant, the expected input throughout its service life must be considered. As a rule, a light weight packaging sorting plant is considered to have a service life of 25,000 hours. For sizing purposes it is considered that these 25,000 h will be reached in 10 years of operation. Work plan Light weight packaging sorting plants in general have a maximum of 2 shifts/day at the end of their lifetime. However, either due to insufficient capacity due to increased input in the plant or to seasonal increases in waste generation, some facilities may process 3 shifts/


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