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July 9, 2024
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RDS-20 Rainwater Management System (Rain Diverter)

Rain Diverter System Panel Control

Many wash facilities do not have a roof over the wash pads so when it rains, storm water can flow through the pre-treatment system into the city sewers and overwhelm the system. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we have designed a simple, programmable rain diverter system (RDS-20).

The concept is fairly straightforward. When the system senses at least ¼” of rainfall, a controller turns on the pumps for a pre-set time to remove the floating oils and water from the wash pad through our pre-treatment system. This time is factory set for 15 minutes, but can be readily changed to suit field conditions.

After the first flush of rainwater with the contaminants are removed, the RDS then shuts down the system to prevent excess storm water from entering the tank and the sewer system.  After the rain event, the RDS will reset to allow normal operation of the treatment system.  If needed, the system can be manually overridden to allow washing operations during rain events.

Features

  • Adjustable rain sensor
  • Actuator and Jandy Valve
  • Programmable controller with manual/automatic switch capability

Benefits

  • Captures and directs first flush waters and contaminants
  • Ideal for uncovered wash bays
  • Can be designed to work with new or existing recycling systems
  • Compact design can be mounted anywhere
  • Can be configured to work with electric or air operated pumps
  • Completely field programmable for rain sensitivity, pumping duration, and reset time.

Rain Diverter Sensor Technology


May 3, 2024
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Robustly designed for heavy industrial applications such as mining and oilfield services, WB-M-100/100 Monitor Washing System is great for cleaning large mining trucks, steel tracked vehicles or any vehicle where mud, clay, coal or dirt present a cleaning challenge.

Using recycled water, our revolutionary heavy-duty M-Series Monitor systems only use 100 gpm @ 100 psi, approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the amount of water used in the traditional water cannons to easily and quickly clean large equipment.

These variable flow monitors with 360° horizontal rotation and 135° vertical rotation can be placed on rails on the mezzanines or strategically positioned within the wash bay, ensuring an effective wash for all of the hard-to-reach areas of the truck.

STANDARD FEATURES:

  1. 100 GPM @ 100 PSI Flowrate
  2. NEMA 4X Control Panel with VFD Drive
  3. 15 HP Industrial Grade Centrifugal Pump & Motor
  4. Steel Monitors with Manual Tiller Control
  5.  360° horizontal rotation and 135° vertical rotation
  6.  Custom steel beam trolleys for monitors
  7.  Minimal Service Attention
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pump washing operating room Track for Water Cannon Washing System

Give us a call for more product information – 1-800-453-8639!


April 18, 2024
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Washing Haul Trucks Mining Industry

Mining equipment washing applications are challenging for several reasons. Aside from the fact that they are very large, mining trucks are difficult to clean. So, for generations, people just used fire hoses to clean the trucks. This meant pumping hundreds of gallons of water per minute to knock off as much dirt and rocks as possible.

But we are changing that with new highly efficient systems that use less water. This is very important since most mine locations are often remote with no sewer connections and are ALSO adjacent to environmentally sensitive areas.

MINING TRUCK WASHING SOLUTIONS:

With our systems, washing is done with a limited amount of water. Typically, we recommend three separate systems: a cold water monitor, a cold water demucker and a heated electric pressure washer.

Water Cannons / Monitors – Cold water monitors placed on rails or stands on the mezzanines initially wash the side and top of the trucks. The monitors will have 360° horizontal rotation and 135° vertical rotation, -45° to +90°. The monitors have variable flow nozzles that typically provide 100 GPM of water @ 100 PSI (378.5 LPM @ 689kPa). Typically, only one monitor is used at a time.

Demuckers – Demucking station reels are placed on the wash bay floor on either side of the wash bay. The hand-held demuckers can provide 20 GPM of water @ 1000 PSI (75.7 LPM @ 6895 kPa). By moving around the truck, operators can remove any dirt and solids missed by the monitors. Typically, one or two demuckers are used at a time.

Both the monitors and demuckers have remote start/stop control panels to permit an operator to control the pump operation. These NEMA-4X control panels include a momentary start switch and emergency stop switch; the start switch initiates a timer in the main control panel to run the pump for a pre-set time period to prevent unintended continuous operation.

Heated Pressure Washers – A heated pressure washer is used for a final wash, degreasing wash or de-icing. Pressure washer reels are be placed on the wash bay floor on either side of the wash bay. Typically, the pressure washer provide 5.4 GPM of water @3000 PSI (20.4 LPM @ 20684 kPa) with 72KW of heat. These systems use a trigger gun activated start/stop with time-delayed shut down.

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MINING TRUCK WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

The first step in water treatment is solids handling so we help design the best solids settling basin for your particular facility. Water treatment is typically done with a CT-Series wash water reclaim system with closed loop recycling system, capable of processing about 100 GPM (378.5 LPM). The system includes a clarifier oil water separator, fully automated solids filtration, activated carbon (GAC) filtration, an ozone generator, and a polishing filter to treat the water and prevent odors.

The system is designed to be completely closed-loop with no external discharge. It constantly re-circulates water from the raw water tank through the media filter, ozone injector and to the clean water tank. The process generally flows as follows:

  • The water from the wash pad floor initially flows into a two compartment solids collection sump which will be cleaned out periodically. From the sump, a positive displacement pump will pump the water to a clarifier oil water separator which removes suspended solids, oils and greases.
  • From the clarifier separator, water is pumped to a tank and then pumped to the recycle section of the CT filtration system where the water is filtered through a sand media filter, ozonated to reduce odor, and then directed to a second tank. Water is constantly circulated from Tank 1 through the CT Filtration system, and then to Tank 2. The cold water monitor system and demuckers are fed from Tank 2.
  • In the secondary filtration section of the CT system, the fluid is then routed through tertiary filtration that includes a carbon bed to remove emulsified oils and soaps and a final filter to remove solids down to 20 microns. When the pressure washer requires water, the pump will provide cleansed, treated water for usage.
  • An automatic backwash in the CT system occurs daily to prevent the sand and carbon filters from plugging with fines.

All equipment can be installed in a complete 40’ long transportable equipment room (TER-40HC). This will save on building and installation costs, provide protection from the weather and allow you to move the equipment to a different facility if the need arises.

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March 14, 2024
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Monitoring System to find oil in water

Do you need an economical way to continuously monitor how much oil is in your water to ensure acceptable discharge levels?

Our Oil Content Analyzer with electro-optical sensing can detect even trace amounts of oil in water flowing through a pipe – and send an alarm if the amount exceeds a certain level.

Applications include:

  • Aircraft and truck washdown facilities
  • Storm water runoff
  • Ground water reclamation
  • Oil Water Separator Effluent monitoring
  • Power plant effluent
  • Industrial process water discharge
  • Fuel transfer station rain water runoff
  • Bilge water discharge monitoring

The design is very straight forward. The monitor is attached directly to the pipe carrying the oil water mixture. Every 8 seconds, a small sample is taken through the pipe wall. A light source shines through the sample and the system measures how much light has been absorbed and translates that into oil concentration. After the measurement, the sample is put back into the water stream.

This oil content value can be adjusted to any level between 2 and 500 ppm (or higher, if needed). When the measured oil concentration is higher than the pre-set value, visual and audio alarms will activate. The alarm relay output can also be used to control valves, pumps and/or an external alarm circuit. Many other options can be added including 4-20ma outputs.

Features

  • Self-Cleaning: Optical surface is cleaned each time it samples and expels water. Reduces maintenance and eliminates errors from fouled surfaces.
  • Completely Automatic Operation: Requires no attention from operators
  • Easily Installed: Just install through piping, no troublesome tubing
  • Reliable Sampling: Provides real-time results every 8 seconds without distortion
  • Rugged Design: Marine grade 316 stainless steel, bronze and aluminum.
  • Lightweight and Compact: Weighs less than 18 lbs (8 kg)

Approvals

  • S. Coast Guard 162.050/3013/1
  • ABS OONN10170, 95-NN7502-X
  • IMO Resolution MEPC.60 (33).

Specifications

Classifications NEMA 12, Optional Explosion-proof, High Temperature
Operating Fluid Temperature Up to 158°F (70°C)
Power 115VAC, 50/60 Hz 220VAC, 50/60Hz
Alarm Output SPST, 5 amp, 220VAC power failure relay
Alarm Local Visual Lamp and Audio Buzzer
Other Outputs 0 to 2 Volts DC for optional remote PPM digital readout and 4-20 mA
Pressure 0-50 psi
Measuring Range 2-500 ppm (or higher, if needed)
Measuring Accuracy & Repeatability +/-2 ppm at 15 ppm; +/-10 ppm at 100 ppm
Measuring Frequency 7 times per minute
Humidity Less than 90% non-condensing
Vibration Greater than IMO requirements, Roll, Pitch & Yaw: No restrictions
Size and Weight Sensor Unit is 15.75×7.1×5.9 in (40x15x18 cm) at 14 lbs (6.4 kg), and Control Unit is 13×10.6×8.7 in (33x27x22 cm) at 21 lbs (9.6 kg)
Options High Temperature (240F) version

NEMA4 Explosion Proof

Displays

4-20mA outputs

The Oil in Water content monitors and alarms are currently being used by over 350 different companies, in more than 40 different countries.

Call us today at 800-453-8639 for more information!

 


January 30, 2024
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As a means to help preserve capital and deal with today’s uncertainties, we have partnered with a national financing company that has been helping companies get the equipment they need to run their businesses for over 30 years.

They offer very competitive 24-72 month financing options with a simple application process. Equipment, installation and shipping costs can all be rolled into one simple payment. 3-6 month deferred payments are also available.

If you are interested, let us know and we work together to get you the equipment and monthly payment that makes sense for you!


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January 30, 2024
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Mirachem 500 - by the gallon

Mirachem is a water based cleaner/degreaser that has been formulated using Mirachem’s proprietary emulsifying technology coupled with non-hazardous cleaning ingredients. This unique combination provides a cleaner/degreaser that can safely remove oil, grease, carbon and other organic deposits from all types of surfaces while meeting federal, state and local air pollution and wastewater regulations.

Mirachem is a highly concentrated, environmentally safe cleaner engineered to lift oil, grease and road film from surfaces to be rinsed away with water. This sudsing formula is designed to increase dwell time and prevent re-depositing. It can be used on most surfaces including stainless steel, plastic, aluminum, paint and automotive wax finishes.

Safety Attributes

  • Contains no acids, phosphates, alkalines, chlorides, ethylene glycol ethers or other hazardous ingredients
  • pH balanced
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-caustic and non-corrosive

Industry Cleaning Applications

  • Military and Civilian Aircraft
  • Ground Transportation Equipment
  • Trucks and Heavy Equipment
  • Bus Washing
  • Locomotive Washing
  • Boats, marine engines, bilges, decks
  • Automobiles, light trucks, automotive engines, parts, brakes
  • Tanker and tank washing

Mirachem 500 Cleaner / Degreaser

Mirachem 500 is a water-based cleaner/degreaser that has been formulated to safely remove oil, grease, carbon and other organic deposits from all types of surfaces while meeting federal, state and local air pollution and waste water regulations. Mirachem 500 Cleaner / Degreaser is an excellent alternative to hazardous solvents and chemicals.

Mirachem 500 Approvals/Certifications

  • Boeing D6-17487 Revision J   – For exterior and general cleaners.
    Boeing D6-17487 Revision K   For exterior and general cleaners
  • ISO 9001:2015 QMS Certification
  • ASTM G122 Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cleaning Agents.
  • NSF-8A – NSF Approved for Category A-8 Degreaser
  • Meets stringent environmental regulations for air quality, such as VOC content and VOHAPS, and wastewater systems, including Total Toxic Organics (TTO). 

Mirachem® Pressure Wash

Mirachem® Pressure Wash is a highly concentrated, yet environmentally safe cleaners engineered to lift oil & grease, road film, and other environmental soils from surfaces to be rinsed away with water. This sudsing formula is designed to increase dwell time and prevent re-deposition on surfaces to be cleaned. Mirachem Pressure Wash can be used on most every surface and is safe for both interior and exterior uses.

Mirachem Cleaner Degreasers

Product Uses Dilution Ratios Size Part Number
Mirachem 500 Most surfaces including stainless steel, plastic, aluminum, chrome, fiberglass, paint and wax finishes. 20:1 Light Pressure washing

10:1 Heavy Duty Pressure Washing

4:1 to Full Strength Hand Wipe, Brush & Bucket

55 gallon drum M-500-D
275 gallon tote M-500-T
Mirachem Pressure Wash Most surfaces including stainless steel, plastic, aluminum, chrome, fiberglass, paint and wax finishes. 19:1 Light Pressure washing

4:1 Heavy Duty Pressure Washing

55 gallon drum M-PW-D
275 gallon tote M-PW_T

Mirachem Sizes


January 29, 2024
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Ozone Generators

As an integral part of our closed loop wastewater treatment systems, our ozone generators eliminate odors and contaminates from the water and reduce operating costs by lowering freshwater usage and eliminating expensive chemical disinfectants and deodorants.

Depending on the application, our turnkey ozone generators house both an ozone generation cell and an oxygen concentrator or air dryer.  Simply plug into electrical power and produce both oxygen and ozone from one unit.  Compact, easy to use, and reliable, these systems will work in a variety of tough industrial applications.

Turnkey Ozone Generator with Air Dryer

  • Produces up to 10 g/hr of ozone @ 4 l/min of oxygen at over 3% by weight
  • Integrated Air dryer provides 8 LPM Dry Air for ozone generation
  • Efficient ozone generation – high concentration ozone
  • Air cooled Ozone Generator – no cooling water necessary
  • Visual Flow-meter
  • Adjustable ozone output
  • Easy to install and operate
  • Attachments to integrate into water reclaim system
  • Power required: 120 or 220 VAC
  • Compressed air required: 4 CFM
  • Air dryer can provide air dried to 40 deg F dew point for more efficient ozone generation
  • Removeable corona cell for easy cleaning or repair

Turnkey Ozone Generator with Oxygen Concentrator

  • Produces 10-150 g/hr of ozone from 4-30 l/min of oxygen
  • Integrated Oxygen Concentrator produces 4-30 l/min of oxygen
  • Efficient ozone generation – high concentration ozone
  • Air cooled Ozone Generator – no cooling water necessary
  • Visual Flow-meter
  • Adjustable ozone output
  • Easy to install and operate
  • Attachments to integrate into water reclaim system
  • Power required: 120 or 220 VAC
  • Compressed air required: 4-12 CFM

Optional features

  • Stainless steel enclosure
  • Remote on/off controls for system integration
  • Internal compressed air
  • Ozone analyzer

January 29, 2024
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Custom Control Systems

For over 30 years, we have provided custom engineered systems for a variety of industrial and commercial applications all over the world. All of these systems require some type of control system that has to be custom-engineered to meet our client’s specifications, maximize efficiency and reduce onsite monitoring. Some of our integrated control systems include:

Wash Bay Pumping & Treatment – Systems can control and monitor all reclaim and wash system components including pumps, tank level sensors, automatic valves, and filters. Lights and alarms can be added to help monitor water quality parameters and trouble-shoot components.

Rainwater Collection – Systems with digital display screens can monitor and control high and low collection tank levels, rainwater transfer pumps, valves and storage tank levels to ensure that all water collected will be available for use.

Wash Tunnel Entry and Control – These custom-engineered tunnel entry light systems feature industrial traffic fixtures affixed to the tunnel entry and ultra-bright LED illumination.

Photocell or Proximity Detection Systems – These systems are extremely rugged, with an industrial design, and heavy cast aluminum housings. They feature interchangeable logic modules and output devices.

pH Control – These systems adjust the pH of the water and are highly recommended if the pH of the water is either too high or too low from using industrial cleaning solutions. These systems normally include metering pumps, tanks, controllers and switches.

Our control panels are assembled with the highest quality electrical components, including Allen Bradley, Siemens, Eaton, and GE. System design tailored to interface with existing hardware and software to minimize compatibility concerns. Designs and assembly are focused on reliability and durability for continuous use in rail yards, bus depots, mining and oilfield service, and other heavy industrial applications. Features can include:

  • Stainless Steel Master control panel
  • NEMA 4X Rated
  • UL Rating (Optional CSA Rating)
  • Hands-Off-Automated (HOA) switches for all pumps
  • Onboard digital display
  • Modem for remote monitoring and control
  • User-friendly monitoring software design to facilitate the system’s management

With each control system, we will provide detailed drawings and documentation packages with easy-to-follow descriptions, schematics, and wiring diagrams. Our engineers can also provide field installation, start-up and training for onsite personnel.

Call us at 1-800-453-8639 for help with customizing your control systems.


January 29, 2024
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Why Do I Need an ORS System?

Recycling and filtering wash water reduces your fresh water usage as well as eliminates EPA and local impact fees, reduces sanitary sewer costs, and water restrictions. Ozone replaces costly and dangerous chemical disinfectants to eliminate odors and other contaminants in the water.

How Does the ORS System Work?

The ORS Series system settles and separates solids, free oils, greases and waxes. After initial separation, the water passes through a screen filter and then goes into a centrifugal separator. Ozone injected into the water kills bacteria and eliminates odors. The water constantly circulates in a storage tank and through a repressurization system for delivery to the wash equipment.

STANDARD FEATURES:

  • Large Capacity Filter Screen Pre-filter
  • High Volume Ozone Generator
  • Centrifugal Solids Separator
  • Solids Filtration to 5 Microns
  • Self-Priming Recirculation/Ozone Pump
  • High Efficiency Repressurization Pump
  • Thermal Overload Protector

OPTIONAL FEATURES:

  • Automated Solids Discharge
  • Additional Filtration Stages
  • Complete system Enclosure
  • Ozone Controller
  • Remote Monitoring
  • U.L. Listing
ORS SERIES SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

 

MODEL

ORS-35

ORS-75

ORS-110

FLOW RATE

5-35 gpm

30-75 gpm

70-110 gpm

OZONE SYSTEM

3-16 gm/hr

3-16 gm/hr

3-16 gm/hr

OZONATED WATER VOLUME

500-1500 gal

750-2000 gal

1000-2500 gal

 RECIRCULATION PUMP

1.5 hp

2 hp

3 hp

 INLET

2”

2”

2”

 OUTLET

1”

2”

2”

CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATOR

1” Outlet

1.5” Outlet

2” Outlet

SOLIDS DISCHARGE

3/4”

3/4”

3/4”

WEIGHT  (lbs.)

500

575

625

KW (max.)

3.0

3.5

4.5

 CONTROL SYSTEM

Automatic, Manual or Off

 FOOTPRINT

34” W X 27” D

 POWER REQUIREMENTS

208/ 240 / 480 V 3 PH


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