| The process of dealing with ELVs is professionally executed according to highest standard that meets safety and environmental requirement. The layout of the plant has been designed to maximise space efficiency and allow for the smooth flow of the whole process.
Firstly, the ELVs are brought over to the plant. A preliminary inspection is done on the documents, chassis and engine numbers. Details are checked to verify ownership. Then a manual inspection is conducted to make sure that no dangerous & illegal items are left inside the vehicle such as weapons, carcasses, drugs or explosives. Cars are loaded with material that can be hazardous to the environment such as waste oil, fuel, coolant and heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium and chromium.
This leads to the Pre-Depollution stage and it begins with the removal of the battery. The wheels and lead balancers are next, along with any parts containing mercury. The vehicle is then transferred onto the depollution rig. The depollution stage is another essential cog in the process and has to be compliant to the highest standard. These methods are essential in reducing risks of land contamination and water pollution. UEM Environment assures full compliance with the European Union standard. All fluids in the vehicle are removed. Different pumps are used for different types of fluids and it all goes into a separate storage tank. Disposed fluids are left in the tanks until qualified vendors drain it out for recycling.
Then the dismantling begins. Storing the recyclable parts is also important and needs to be done safely. Engines are stored on shelves while tyres and rims are kept at suitable areas. Components that can’t be reused are collected in bins and sent for disposal.
Next, known as the chassis scrapping stage. The chassis undergoes a preparation process where it is cut into pieces using a mobile shear crane. Cautious steps are taken to ensure that the risk of explosion is eliminated.