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Monster grinder called in to replace weak food macerator

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BP Atlantis replaces weak food macerator with tough Monster dual-shafted grinder

The deepest moored semi-submersible oil platform in the world, British Petroleum’s Atlantis, sits nearly 200 miles south of New Orleans and reaches down over 7,000 feet deep into the Gulf of Mexico. Producing nearly 200,000 barrels of oil a day, the onboard crew had no time for unscheduled maintenance or equipment headaches.  Unfortunately this  is precisely what they were going through in 2013 with their onboard crew food waste. The hassles with their shipboard galley equipment food macerator were costing them valuable time and money.  Luckily, JWC Environmental’s dual-shafted grinder replaced their weak food macerator solving these problems!

“Since our food macerator wasn’t strong enough to grind down bones, a group of us had to presort the garbage before putting it through the grinder,” says Laura Quinn, Atlantis process engineer. “It almost defeated the purpose of having a [food macerator] since we were doing so much of the work.”

They went looking for a solution.  Now their food grinders are not only relieving them of these headaches but also are MARPOL Annex V compliant, making the Monster Industrial SHRED grinders a perfect fit. Read the rest of the story here

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