Compactor bags

Description & variants

We supply three types of offshore-quality compactor bag for use with our compactors and the general movement and storage of material.  They are manufactured to a high standard and include specific features for offshore use (eg extra-long lifting loops, "over-weight" fabric for their SWL and top closure to fully contain their contents).  Our bags are clearly marked with our name and logo (beware of unauthorised copies).  See table below for their full technical specifications.

1250kg bags  Designed specifically for use with our offshore waste compactors, these bags are strong (1250kg) with a large capacity (1.4 m3).  The use of extra-long lifting loops and "over-weight" body fabric means that our bags still achieve their rated SWL and SF when lifted from a single point by crane (tested according to the same cyclic top-lift test mandated in ISO 21898).  We produce three variants of our 1250kg North Sea compactor bag:

Unlined compactor bag - manufactured from fire retardant fabric which improves their flammability rating under DIN 4102-1 from class B3 ("highly flammable") for the polypropylene used in ordinary bulk bags to class B1 ("not easily flammable") for the fabric used in our bags.  As plain polypropylene is both highly flammable and burns at a higher temperature than JP-4 jet fuel, we believe our bags provide significant safety benefits to end-users and throughout the supply chain.

Sewn-lined compactor bag - these bags have a thick (80 micron) polyethylene lining sewn into the top seam of the bag and will contain all fluids within the bag.  These bags are particularly suitable for vessels, floatels and any situation where the leakage of fluid from waste during storage or transport could cause a safety, environmental or hygiene hazard.

Loose-lined compactor bag - these bags have a two-meter long thick (80 micron) polyethylene lining loosely inserted into them.  This not only contains all liquid in the bag but also can be closed & sealed over the load to prevent water ingress.  These bags are particularly suited if it is important to keep the contents entirely clean & dry (eg proppant) or completely isolated from the environment (eg contaminated material).

1000kg bags  These bags have a slightly smaller capacity (1.25 cubic meters) & lower SWL (1000kg) than our 1250kg compactor bags but are manufactured to the same high standards.  They also feature extra-long lifting loops & a top closure to completely contain their contents.  These bags also fit Enviro-Pak Model 4000 waste compactors.

North Sea compactor bags

North Sea compactor bags

Technical specifications

NSCTM 1250kg bag
NSCTM 1000kg bag
Safe Working Load (SWL): 1250kg 1000kg
Safety Factor (SF): 5:1 5:1
Dimensions (cm): 125cm x 125cm x 100cm 100cm x 100cm x 125cm
Dimensions (ins): 49ins x 49ins x 38ins 39ins x 39ins x 49ins
Cubic capacity: 1.4 m3 / 49 ft3 1.2 m3 / 40 ft3
Top closure: Top tube (skirt) & closing ties to fully contain contents of bag
Lifting loops: Four extra long (100cm) lifting loops for centre (crane) lift
Certification: ISO 21898:2005 ISO 21898:2005
Colour & markings: White fabric over-printed in colour on one side (NSC logo, SWL & SF)
Variants: Plain (unlined) Plain (unlined)
Sewn-in polyethylene liner N.A.
Loose-inserted polyethylene liner Special order
Compactor compatibility: NSCTM Series I & II Enviro-Pak 4000

How is waste processed?

North Sea Compactors Ltd does not receive or process waste from its compactors.  This service is provided by specialist waste management companies contracted by users of our compactors to process a wide range of waste types generated on off-shore installations and vessels.

Waste returned to shore in our bags can be sorted so that material that can be recycled is recovered or dried and used to generate energy in thermal power stations.  Only material that cannot be recycled or used to generate energy goes to landfill.  For example, One Stop Waste Solutions Ltd and Taylors Industrial Services Ltd, both Aberdeen-based waste management companies, sort waste returned to shore in our bags for either recycling or energy generation ("Waste to Energy").  Consequently only a very small proportion of the waste they receive ends as landfill.  Processing waste this way enables offshore installations to achieve their corporate and legal recycling obligations without the additional complication of fully segregating all waste off-shore.  For further information on how waste is managed, please contact One Stop Waste Solutions or Taylors Industrial Services Ltd

Taylors Industrial Services Ltd
One Stop Waste Solutions Ltd