Controls/Design

February 21, 2020
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Our Polishing Pack Oil Absorbent Bags keeps your systems running cleaner and reduces environmental concerns by removing oil-related contaminants from water in sumps, recycling systems, and oil-water separators.

Benefits

  • Excellent filtering capabilities
  • Easy to handle and dispose of
  • Cost efficient
  • Custom shapes available to fit most separators

How do they work?

Water containing free oils enters the filter through the poly mesh cover. As the water flows around the multi-faceted oil-absorbing foam cells, the free oils are absorbed into the foam.

All water is repelled and continues to pass through the filter after the free oils are removed.

Typical Installation

Although they can be placed directly in the sump, the bags are typically installed with a flow dissipater plate in the clean water chamber of the oil water separator before the water is discharged to the sewer or surroundings.

They act as a polishing system by removing any floating oil sheens that may have passed through the separator. If the local sewer requirements are strict, the polishing system is highly recommended!


April 8, 2015

Water Management Consulting
Water Management Consulting: We gather as much data as possible and then use our decades of experience to develop a comprehensive plan for your entire facility.

In many industrial, mining, and oil and gas operations, multiple processes involving water and fluids can be occurring at a single location at any one time. Often, these complicated processes may seem unrelated but they can affect one another and cause poor water quality, unforeseen chemical reactions, and costly equipment failures.

Our approach is a little different in that it is very “data-driven”. We gather as much data as possible and then use our decades of experience to develop a comprehensive plan for your entire facility.

Surveys: As a first step, we perform a comprehensive survey to identify all potential sources of water and fluids entering and leaving the facility. These survey results can be very interesting. They can reveal previously unknown volumes of water and chemicals coming into the system intermingling and creating different reactions and issues.

Data Gathering & Documentation: After the initial survey, we gather as much water quality, flow, pressure, and chemical data as possible with a wide array of measurement and control systems including:

  • Flow meters and pressure sensors
  • pH control systems
  • COD/BOD analyzers
  • Water quality tests
  • Level controllers

We also provide checklists and spreadsheets with automatic graphing capability that can show system changes and allow for further system analysis and process improvement.

System Analysis  & Process Modifications:  By analyzing this data, we are able to recommend various process and chemical changes which will maximize your system operations and reduce costs. Adding measurement devices and control systems will help onsite personnel quickly react to any changes in the system and effectively address issues before they become costly problems.

Developing a comprehensive water management system can have many advantages and be a smart move for your company.  Give us a call at 800-453-8639 for more information.


December 12, 2012
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For the past 25 years, we have provided custom engineered systems for a variety of industrial and commercial applications in many exotic locations. We work with you to understand your needs and design a unique control system to maximize efficiency and reduce onsite monitoring. Some of the industries we have designed integrated PLC control systems include:

Wash Bays – Systems can control and monitor all reclaim and wash system components and flow rates, trouble-shoot systems and monitor all desired water quality aspects.

Rainwater Collection – Systems can monitor and control high and low collection tank levels, rainwater transfer pumps, valves and storage tank levels. The PLC control system, along with a motor control system, analog level sensors, and digital display screens, insures that all water collected will be available for use.

Water Treatment Management – Systems can control all phases of treatment systems, including pumps, tank level sensors, automatic valves, filters and water quality parameters.

Wash Tunnel Entry and Control – These custom-engineered tunnel entry light systems feature industrial traffic fixtures with swivel mounts affixed to the tunnel entry, heavy-duty Lexan construction 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. All systems can be UL Listed and/or CSA Certified.

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 800-453-8639 for help with customizing your control systems.


April 11, 2011
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RDS-20 Rainwater Management System (Rain Diverter)

Rain Diverter System (RDS)
Our Rain Diverter System (RDS) is a programmable controller with manual/automatic switch capability.

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. This
is highly frowned upon by local officials since it tends to overwhelm the sewer
system. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we have designed a simple,
programmable rain diverter system (RDS-20).

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.

Equipment in the rain.
The Rain Diverter senses the rain and pumps the oil and water from the wash pad to a water pretreatment system.

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
  • Programmable controller with manual/automatic switch capability
  • Captures and directs first flush waters and contaminants
  • Recommended for uncovered wash bays

North Carolina

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At WashBaySolutions.com, we have been specializing in high tech, custom-engineered solutions to complex washing and wastewater issues since 1991.
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