TURNED AERATED PILE (TAP)
Faster, better compost on the smallest possible footprint.
The Turned Aerated Pile (TAP) is the fastest way to make compost on a large scale. Unlike static piles, turned aerated pile systems are turned 2 to 3 times per week to break up organic material, re-establish porosity and re-wet the compost. Turned aerated pile systems require below grade aeration systems to allow for regular turning without the hassle of re-positioning above grade piping. GMT specializes in below grade reversing aeration system design. Odors are managed using bio-filters and bio-covers that meet the most stringent air quality regulations. The compact footprint makes it possible to put a facility inside a building and also minimize the stormwater collection requirements for outdoor installations.
TAP systems need efficient extended trapezoidal pile side discharge turners such as the Vermeer CT1010 which will turn a mass bed at a rate of up to 2000 cubic yards per hour. The turned aerated pile design allows for the most efficient handing, smallest footprint, and the highest throughput possible. A six acre site with two equipment operators can process over 300 tons per day (110,000 tons per year) from the initial grinding process to the final loadout making this the most streamlined and profitable system available today.