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Allerton Waste plant on track for opening

July 12, 2017 by NSC in Weekly News
Due to be operational in 2018, the Allerton Waste Recovery Park in North Yorkshire is on track to complete by the end of this year.

The facility will reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill in North Yorkshire and York by 90% and generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes.

BHC has erected 1,866t of structural steelwork for the job. The main processing structure comprises a single storey multi-curved steel roof supported on steel columns on a typical 11.4m × 25.1m grid.

The stability for the building is provided by horizontal steel bracing at roof level which transfers the loads to vertical steel bracing positioned along the elevations.

The reception hall is another single storey steel-framed structure formed with steel rafters positioned at 5m centres and spanning approximately 33m.

Lindapter’s Type AAF clamps were specified for attaching multiple support brackets to steel beams in order to secure the facility’s large industrial pipes.

The clamp’s lateral adjustability is said to have allowed the contractors to quickly position the brackets before tightening the clamps to secure the assembly.

The simple installation, using just standard hand tools, is also said to have saved time and avoided damage to the steelwork or its coatings.

 

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