The entrenchment of the practice of industrial waste minimization through their reuse
Period of implementation of the project:
The problem is that due to the company’s activities, there are quite a lot of industrial waste (namely fragments of porcelain insulators), which has to be disposed.
To minimize the amount of industrial waste and ensuring the possibility of their reuse.
The extension of the use period of porcelain insulators, which would have to be disposed of:
- The transfer of industrial waste (in particular porcelain insulators) to companies engaged in the manufacture of construction mixtures for their use in production processes.
- The waste was used for the beautification of substations (for fences, outdoor tables, flower beds, benches, and urns for household waste);
- The waste was used to repair a road surface at substations and platforms for the temporary storage of material and technical things of value.
The total amount of industrial waste (porcelain insulators), which the company managed to reuse is more than 265 tons:
- 253 tons of industrial waste (porcelain insulators) were used for the production of construction mixtures.
- 5,315 tons of industrial waste (porcelain insulators) were used to repair the road surface at the 330 kV substation “Prometheus”
- 2,552 tons of industrial waste (porcelain insulators) were used to manufacture the foundation of temporary waste storage sites and backup equipment at the 330 kV substation “VDGMK”
- about 5 tons of porcelain insulators were reused instead of using natural resources (wood and metal) to make street tables, flower beds, benches, urns for household waste and fencing
Company: NPC “Ukrenergo”
About the company:
NPC UKRENERGO is a power company responsible for operational and technological control of the Integrated Power System (IPS) of Ukraine and electricity transmission via trunk power grids from generating plants to the distribution networks of the regional electricity suppliers (oblenergos).
The company serves an unique high-tech equipment of 137 substations that have ultra-high voltage, namely 220-750 kV, and their total installed capacity is over 78.8 thousand MVA. There are also more than 21.3 thousand km of main and interstate power lines with ultra-high voltage, namely 220-750 kV.