A ssociation for the promotion of environmentally-compatible recycling of disused LV HRC/HV HRC fuse links NH HH NH/HH-Recycling
Fuse operated – – and now what ? an initiative of German manufacturers of LV HRC/HV HRC fuse links Recycling ... Recycling ... Recycling ... NH HH NH/HH-Recycling
<ul><li>The association was founded in 1995. It is recognized as a non-profit association and has been registered with the Regensburg registration court under the registration No. VR 1389. </li></ul><ul><li>The members are in favour of a voluntary system which includes environ-mentally-compatible recycling of NH/HH fuse links. </li></ul><ul><li>This system is user friendly as well as free of charge. It also pays for itself. </li></ul><ul><li>The Association is a non-profit organisation. </li></ul>The association NH/HH-Recycling NH HH
Lifecycle of various products -5 0 5 10 15 20 25 Years LV HRC/HV HRC fuse links Preproduction series Maximum turnover Amount of returned material Electrical installation Automobiles Large appliances Office equipment Small appliances
Fuse types and sizes LV HRC fuse links and HV HRC fuse links Collected will be which are used in the area of and Power distribution Power supply Domestic installation D/D0 fuse link Cartridge fuse link Device protection
<ul><li>P rotecting our environment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economical handling of natural resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Returning of recycling substances </li></ul></ul></ul>Why recycling ? Based on existing and expected legal regulations products have to be designed as environmentally-compatible recycling is ensured after their use recyclable components can be reused or can be returned to the raw materials cycle products and remaining waste should be taken back NH HH
Potential recycling quantities production* approx. 2600 t/a small consumers network operators, industry export approx. 1200 t domestic approx. 1400 t * 2006; NH fuse links only NH HH
How to join in ? <ul><li>The user (e. g. electrical wholesaler, network operator , industry) collects disused LV HRC or HV HRC fuse links sorted into Euro grid box pallets (GBP) </li></ul>All this is FREE of charge for the customers of our member companies ! For small consumers, there is a possibility of handing fuse links in at one of the collection points Once GBPs are filled, a fax is simply sent to the haulage contractor
Logistics After receipt of the fax, the haulage contractor picks up the full grid box pallets within 3 days. The haulage contractor collects the GBPs and delivers them to the recycling contractor .
Structure of an LV HRC fuse link silica sand 20,8 % iron, steel 4,3 % other metals 6,3 % plastics 3,3 % copper 20,9 % silver 0,1 % ceramic 44,3 % <ul><li>Values averaged over all sizes and types </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on the year of construction and type, there may be slight amounts of cadmium (solder) and asbestos (seal) </li></ul>indicator spring termination plate indicator wire contact fuse body silica sand fuse element contact solder deposit
Structure of an HV HRC fuse link silica sand 29 % other metals/plastics 8,7 % ceramic 54 % copper 8 % silver 0,3 % <ul><li>Values averaged over all sizes and types </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on the year of construction and type, there may be slight amounts of cadmium (solder) and asbestos (seal) </li></ul>silica sand contact striker pin fuse element base fuse element fuse body
Resources 100 t Quantity of raw ore 1 t LV HRC/HV HRC fuse links silver ~ 2 kg Ag 99,99% copper ~ 200 kg Cu 99,99% NH HH
Problem substances to some extent a solder component to some extent still contain halogen to some extent as a seal in old fuse links Cadmium Asbestos Plastics
Recycle ! But how ? Dangerous owing to the previous frequent use of problem substances dangerous complex expensive Dismantling Dangerous owing to the previous frequent use of problem substances complex expensive Shredding Before Before NH/HH-Recycling Copper converter problem substances are bonded as a safe modification in the slag Ideal solution safe simple economical
Recycling approach Ag 99,99% copper silver Cu 99,99% slag The LV HRC/HV HRC links are dumped loosely Delivery in grid box pallets analysis Resmelting in a copper Converter with constant exhaust Gas monitoring Electrical industry Road and dike construction The most valueable end products of recycling are copper and silver .
Revenue After deduction of the costs for logistics, recycling and advertising etc., in accordance with the statutes of the association, the revenue is donated to research institutes to promote research in the area of fuse-link technology and environmental compatibility. The institute is asked to publish its results in appropriate manner.
Record of disposal The recycler has obtained all legally stipulated single certificates for recycling He submits a record to NH/HH-Recycling e.V. to the effect that recycling has been undertaken completely and in an environmentally-compatible fashion Verifiably environmentally compatible waste recovery Waste Code * 160216 Creator number of NH/HH-recycling Association I362E0896 Number of disposing company Norddeutsche Affinerie (Hamburg) B01BV0039 Waste handler number Kupferhütte Brixlegg (Österreich) 00253037 * „ Components removed from discarded equipment other than those mentioned in 160215 " -> not in need of monitoring, no proof of disposal required
Worldwide registration of collective marks Registration of collective marks in the following countries: ( Underlined : Registration of collective marks successfully completed) Great Britain France Greece Italy Benelux Bulgaria Portugal Switzerland Spain Hungary Egypt Austria Denmark Romania Slovakian Republic Ukraine Sweden Germany Poland Yugoslavia Czech Republic Turkey Croatia Slovenia Russian Federation White Russia Kazakhstan Finland
<ul><li>With a certificate, the NH/HH-Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>grants members and association label users the right to place the association label on their fuses to document orderly recycling </li></ul>Use of the label NH HH
Regional distribution of collected volume in 2006 all numbers in t* *collected fuse links Schleswig-Holstein Hamburg Niedersachsen Bremen Nordrhein-Westfalen Hessen Rheinland-Pfalz Baden-Württemberg Bayern Saarland Berlin Brandenburg Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Sachsen Sachsen-Anhalt Thüringen 2 2 0 4 10 0 6 5 45 2 14 22 13 0 65 22
Collecting points in Germany, status August 2007 52 Collecting points for small quantities collectors 342 Collecting points not open for small quantities collectors If there are no collecting points close-by, we are looking forward to helping you in finding one. Just call our hotline. Schleswig-Holstein Hamburg Niedersachsen Bremen Nordrhein-Westfalen Hessen Rheinland-Pfalz Baden-Württemberg Bayern Saarland Berlin Brandenburg Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Sachsen Sachsen-Anhalt Thüringen Eltville/Rhein Darmstadt Gera
Reference list - industry and craft (selection)
Office, member companies, contacts NH/HH-Recycling e. V. Executive Board : G. Fink C. Deußer M. Grote E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SIBA GmbH & Co. KG Hr. Kubiak NH HH Ferraz Shawmut GmbH Geschäftsbereich Lindner Hr. Brogl Jean Müller GmbH Hr. Schüppenhauer Fritz Driescher KG Hr. Grote M. Schneider- Annaberg GmbH Hr. Bieber Weber Deutschland GmbH Hr. Nijboer Siemens AG Hr. Fink EFEN GmbH Hr. Deußer