How to Install an Animal Incinerator

May 30, 2024 0 Comments

Install an Animal Incinerator

Animal incinerators are a safe and effective way to dispose of animals carcasses and waste, and they’re especially popular with slaughter houses, breeding farms, research facilities, zoos, and other businesses that handle large numbers of animal byproducts. The machines are designed to reduce pathogens and odors, while also protecting the environment. However, if you’re considering installing one of these appliances on your property, it’s important to understand the rules and regulations surrounding the use of animal incinerator before purchasing one.

There are specific standards that must be met in order to safely and legally operate an animal incinerator. In the UK, animal incinerators must be approved by AHVLA (Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratory Authority) before they can be used. The approval process is simple and involves filling in a form.

The type of incinerator you need will depend on the types and quantities of animal byproducts you plan to burn. For example, if you’re planning to incinerate Category 1 specified risk material (body parts that pose a high disease risk) and other animal byproducts, you’ll need a larger unit that meets certain heat requirements. This includes having a primary chamber that can reach temperatures of 850°C or higher and a secondary combustion chamber that burns the gases released during the initial combustion, minimizing harmful emissions.

How to Install an Animal Incinerator

In addition, your incinerator should have an air pollution control system to minimize harmful pollutants and other environmental contaminants. Some systems are able to filter particulates out of the exhaust stream while others are equipped with scrubbers that help to neutralize the toxins. You’ll also need to keep any ABPs that aren’t incinerated immediately in leak-proof, covered, and labelled containers.

There are some exceptions to these rules, but the general rule is that you can’t use an incinerator unless it’s been registered with DEFRA and APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency). Both of these agencies are responsible for developing and enforcing regulations, and they carry out nationwide inspections to ensure that sites follow all appropriate guidelines.

A DEFRA-approved animal incinerator will be inspected at least once per year. During the inspection, the incinerator’s safety and emissions levels will be checked. If your machine meets the required standards, you’ll be issued a certificate that will allow you to use it. If you’re planning to install a small, low-capacity machine, you won’t need to get DEFRA approval. But if you want to purchase a larger machine or a mobile one, you’ll need to complete an application with the AHVLA.

At Addfield, all of our cremators are DEFRA-approved and fully compliant with EU animal byproduct legislation. We can supply you with the necessary documentation for obtaining a licence at national level, or support you through the process of getting local DEFRA/DARED approval (where required). If you’re not sure what kind of incinerator you need, contact us and we’ll be happy to guide you. We offer a range of models to suit your business, from single-chambered batch-loaded units to multi-chambered continuous processing machines.

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