The Project in brief
Aim and market barriers
The project aims to introduce the first application of the Blueveyor into the market. The market of baggage handling systems is highly conservative when it comes to the use of new techniques or materials. This is partly because of the high importance of a reliable baggage handling system. The other market barrier for the introduction of the Blueveyor relates to fire safety. The belt is made of polyester, no additives such as flame retardants were added, making the belt recyclable. Products without fire retardant are often excluded at airports, making it difficult to introduce the Blueveyor.
During this implementation at Schiphol, Vanderlande came to the conclusion that some technical adjustments have to be made, to make the Blueveyor safer (fire-safety) and lmore robust in order to meet the operational requirements. All learnings have been included in the latest design of the Blueveyor.
On April 23rd 2013 Vanderlande Industries received the formal approval for application of the Blueveyor in the baggage handling system of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AAS). This approval is given subject to certain conditions which relate to fire safety.
- In Amsterdam Vanderlande successfully installed a total of 109 meters of the BLUEVEYOR.
- A new design of the BLUEVEYOR has been made. The Life Cycle Assesment was updated accordingly
- BLUEVEYOR learings have led to several modifications to existing products leading to energy reduction and material savings
- BLUEVEYOR learnings have been incorporated in a sustainability review template, used for new product development projects.