Emirates Flight Catering is the largest flight catering kitchen the world. Starting at a modest 50,000 meals a day in 2003 in Phase 1 the new modern Kitchen known as EKFC Phase 2 is designed to handle 110,000 meals a day. Phase started operation in 2007 after the client was extremely satisfied with the Phase 1 delivery in 2003.
During Phase 1 the client had only opted for the Envac system in the ware wash area with three Trash Waste Inlets at the end of the tray conveyor and stripping belts. The hygienic, easy and quick waste removal and handling technology demonstrated by Envac was very clear to the client that this systems was the most efficient ways of getting rid of waste and solved a lot of their health and safety issues and ensured a hygienic environment and modern approach to waste handling.
With the growth of the Dubai International Airport when the new facility was commissioned to handle over 110,000 meals a day EKFC ensured that waste management was fully designed keeping Envac and its various bespoke solutions in mind.
Today EKFC has over three systems managing 110,000 meals and close to 100 tons of waste per day. The systems cater cover 6 lines of conveyors stripping waste from incoming flight. Bulky waste like bottles and paper are shredded separately.
Kitchens are equipped with screw feeders, trash chutes, buffer carousels and cardboard balers.
The system consists of both 323mm and 219mm dia pipes and special dewatering systems at specific inlets to ensure that waste is collected and disposed effectively. The collection station waste separators ar connected to a screw feeder conveyor which diverts incoming waste into an available container.
Truly Envac Kitchen Waste Systems at EKFC today have ensured that waste created from meals prepared for over 45 million passengers who depart or transit thru Dubai are disposed effectively, hygienically and safely.