Resource recovery specialist, Axion Consulting, has launched a new range of ‘Expert Opinion and Arbitration’ advice services that it says will provide expert advice on recycling and waste processes in cases of industrial and commercial disputes.
Issues covered for clients by qualified and experienced engineers include litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.
Drawing on its unique experience as both plant supplier and plant operator, Axion says its team can offer advice and opinion in disputes over processing plants or items of equipment that are not achieving their design requirements or capabilities, in terms of tonnage, machine availability, product yield and purity, or machine effectiveness.
“From our own thorough technical understanding of recycling processes and plants, we have noticed an increasing demand from clients requesting help in this highly-specialised area,” explained Axion’s Principal Engineer, Simon Wilkinson.
“We understand that changes to infeed material - such as variations in composition, biodegradability, density or moisture - can have detrimental effects on waste processing and recycling plant performance leading to contractual disputes that need to be resolved.”
He added: “We can examine evidence and provide independent technical reports on whole plants, processes and individual pieces of equipment that are not operating according to design specifications. Capital (CAPEX) and operating (OPEX) estimates for plant modifications or replacement equipment and machinery can also be supplied.”