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Depollution in a box

SEDA recovery system
Depollution in a box and an LPG recovery system recently launched by SEDA.
SEDA have announced two new machines, a mobile depollution system that comes in a container, and an LPG recovery system.


The MDS6 is the newest container system from SEDA and they tell us it provides an all in one solution for the mobile de-pollution of end of life vehicles (ELV) on the cutting edge of technology.

The SEDA MDS6 is a roll-off container in which a complete drainage system is integrated. The opened container cover operates as a roof and a rain protection. A vehicle lifting ramp with a capacity of 4 tons is installed in the container as well as a catchment areas and important working aids such as a workbench, tool box, etc.

In addition to the MDS6, SEDA also offers a mobile storage tank platform, which is equipped with 5 tanks for petrol, diesel, waste oil, coolant and washer fluid that can be placed in the container during transport.

Their new LPG Recovery System CLASS is claimed to be the easiest way to exhaust, combust and neutralize LPG from end of life vehicles automatically.Features include automatic exhausting, combustion and neutralization of LPG, SPS control system, Automatic burner ignition with balance and tank neutralization with nitrogen, and an approximate 20 minute cycle time with 11 kg LPG, The suction removal station can be placed indoors.

SEDA’s LPG Recovery System ECO allows the transferring of LPG from ELVs into separate storage tanks. This is a small mobile LPG transfer station, with a 65 litre tank. The system works on air pressure and again has as 20 minute cycle time with with 11 kg LPG. This system is easy to handle and comes with simple controls and displays.

To find out more, visit SEDA’s website.

November 2013

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