Follow 4 Steps to Successful AD Factory Design

When designing your AD facility, consider vehicle movement inside and outside the site, as well as within site boundaries. A traffic management plan is a good starting point and depending on the number of vehicles expected on site, a traffic light system may also be required.

Locate the weighbridge as close to the operations office as possible to allow effective communication between drivers and site personnel. If the weighbridge must be located further away, ensure that there is an automated ticketing system in good working order.

Make sure there is enough room to turn and reverse for vehicles delivering feedstock or collecting digestate. If delivery vehicles tip into a receiving building, the building must be tall enough to accommodate the bulk trailer at full tipping height.

Provide enough parking spaces to accommodate all staff and contractors and locate parking lots as close to reception as possible. This will ensure that new staff arriving on site can easily and safely get to reception before checking in and being inducted.

Finally, ensure that the breakwater is of adequate size (110% of the largest vessel or 25% of the total tank volume, whichever is greater) and that vehicles can easily access it, either via a ramp or an anti-flood valve.

To conclude, a comprehensive site design coupled with strong 2D and 3D concept artwork can help developers visualize their proposed AD factory and correct any potential layout issues before construction begins, helping to save time and money. For expert AD design and layout advice contact [email protected]

Leon E. Hill