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March 18, 2011
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Auto Detailing Solutions
Auto Detailing Solutions

If you are a professional detailer, you are passionate about cars and trucks – making them look their best for their owners. Detailing involves hand cleaning, polishing and protecting the interior and exterior of cars and trucks. For an average vehicle, detailers usually hand wash or pressure wash and generate a relatively limited amount of oily, dirty water.

With this small amount of water, you are probably wondering why you need an oil water separator at all. The answer is simple. Your municipality or state requires that any water discharged into the sewer system or waterway not contain any oils that could either contaminate their waste water treatment plant or harm the environment.

Oil Water Separator Systems
In most locations, we can usually recommend a simple oil water separator system to satisfy even the tightest sewer restrictions. Our above ground stainless steel parallel-corrugated plate oil water separators will remove essentially 100% of all free and dispersed non-emulsified oil droplets larger than 60 microns in diameter with a specific gravity of .90 or less.

Coordination with Local Environmental Officials
If you are building a new facility, we will work with you to develop a simple, cost-effective system and coordinate with the local sewer authority or environmental officials to get everything approved.
We can provide analysis, which indicates that, at the calculated overflow rate, the separator will be provided with the required square feet of projected plate separation area to achieve the specified performance under laminar flow (i.e. Reynolds Number of less than 500) conditions. If required, calculations signed by a registered professional engineer can be provided for an additional fee.

Leasing Programs

These days, preserving capital and existing lines of credit are very important to many small and large businesses alike. We partner with Crest Capital to offer flexible, Application-Only leasing programs. It is quick and easy to apply. » Apply Now

Give us a call at 800-453-8639 to see if we can help you out.


March 14, 2011
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Mining equipment washing applications are challenging for several reasons. The most important issue with this equipment is 24/7 availability. Solids, dust, mud and oils can quickly and completely foul the trucks, conveyors, and equipment. Keeping the equipment clean will avoid costly shut downs of parts of your operation.

Mining and Heavy Dump Trucks
Mining and Heavy Dump Trucks

Mining’s remote locations almost guarantee operations without sewer connections. Many times these operations are also adjacent to environmentally sensitive areas. The combination of the equipment washing and rainwater can cause overflow into a nearby waterways or wetlands, creating environmental concerns and violations of permit conditions. These violations can be costly if not remedied quickly.

TYPICAL SOLUTIONS:

Mining operations often need two types of cleaning systems – high volume demucking system for heavy solids removal and hot water pressure cleaning for grease and oil removal.

Electric hot water pressure washer

De-icing of offshore equipment and rigs is critical to insuring the safety of the workers. Our explosion-proof hot water pressure washer cleans and de-ices surfaces in temperatures ranging from -40°F to 120°F. Constructed of stainless steel, this system has a manually activated winterizing system with a control valve and anti-freeze reservoir.

Heavy Machinery and Mining Equipment
Heavy Machinery and Mining Equipment

Most facilities also need completely self- contained water recycling systems since there are no sewer connections and rainwater detection and water level controls to eliminate the wash pad overflows.

They are often excellent candidates for the WWMI TWP System – a transportable wash bay equipment room containing all washing and recycling equipment needed to completely collect, store, treat, and redeliver the water for all cleaning requirements.

Equipment used for cleaning and water recycling systems within the mining or heavy equipment industry include:


March 10, 2011
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Most heavy construction contractors have a range of equipment from bulldozers to trucks to cranes. What most construction sites have in common is that they are full of dirt so all working vehicles, whether they are tracked or wheeled, pick up a lot of solids.
Effective cleaning is important since too many solids can foul the equipment and shut down operations in one area. Work stoppage in one area can impact the schedule of another part of the construction project.
TYPICAL SOLUTIONS:

Truck Mounted Crane
Truck Mounted Crane

Heavy equipment can usually be cleaned by two methods. High volume, low pressure demucking systems (Water Cannons) will quickly “coarse wash” the equipment and effectively remove heavy accumulations of dirt, sand, and mud – saving you time and water. Electric hot water pressure washer cleaning is used for grease and oil removal.

If you are building a new facility, our engineers will work with your architects to develop a comprehensive design for the wash facility, including a roofed wash pad, solids collection trench, equipment room, tank containment area, and total equipment package. Some facilities need completely self-contained water recycling systems since there are no sewer connections and rainwater detection and water level controls to eliminate the wash pad overflows.
In other areas where there are sewer connections, the wash water can be processed through our sewer discharge systems to remove solids, oil and grease and then discharged to the sewer.

If needed, we can provide a WWMI TWP System which is a transportable wash bay equipment system containing all washing and recycling equipment needed to completely collect, store, treat, and redeliver the water for all cleaning requirements in a single room. These systems, which are usually housed in insulated, painted, and vented containers save on building costs, provide protection from the weather and allow you to move the equipment to a di fferent facility if the need arises.

The following list of equipment below can also be used for the construction industry where heavy equipment and cranes need to be cleaned often.


March 9, 2011
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Forklift dealers and distributors need their forklifts to be clean and operational for their variety of customers. Although forklifts do not usually operate in areas where there are a lot of solids to clean off, they often come back to the distributor coated with grease, dirt and grime.

TYPICAL SOLUTIONS:

Fork Lift
Fork Lift Cleaning Solutions Provided By Wash Bay Solutions.

Our electric hot water pressure washers clean forklifts very effectively. We provide our electrically heated pressure washers with a flow control feature on the wand so staff can reduce the flow from 5 gpm to 1 gpm to clean delicate parts without harm to surfaces. They also include a trigger gun activated start/stop control circuit with solid state time delay shutdown. Since they are electric, you do not need gas and HVAC permits which reduces installation time and cost.

Most forklift distributors are located near municipalities where there are both businesses and sewer connections. In these locations, the wash water can be processed through our sewer discharge systems to remove solids, oil and grease and then discharged to the sewer.

The SPT Series Integrated Sewer Pretreatment Systems have been specially designed for treating wash water from commercial and industrial washing operations. Each system includes a stainless steel clarifier oil water separator, an oil storage tank, a sump pump, a transfer pump, a level sensor for automatic operation and an ozone system for odor control. The clarifier section will remove all settable solids while the oil/water separator section will remove all non-emulsified oil from the waste stream.

The VSD Advanced Sewer Discharge Systems incorporate an extremely efficient patented filtration process utilizing fully automated solids filtration and activated carbon (GAC) polishing filtration to remove non-emulsified oil from the waste stream. We usually recommend this system in conjunction with the Sewer Pre-Treatment (SPT) Systems in areas where the sewer restrictions are very tight.

Some facilities need completely self-contained water recycling closed loop reclaim system since there are no sewer connections and rainwater detection and water level controls to eliminate the wash pad overflows.

If you are building a new facility, our engineers will work with your architects to develop a comprehensive design for the wash facility, including a roofed wash pad, collection trench, equipment room, tank containment area, and total equipment package.


March 8, 2011
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Cleaning Solutions for Marinas and Shipyards
Cleaning Solutions for Marinas and Shipyards

Washing in a marine environment runs the gamut of cleaning and removing marine growth, loose paint and rust from vessels, to cleaning docks, platforms, and storage tanks. Most marinas and boatyards need their washing and reclaim systems to operate 24/7 with minimal maintenance. In southern climates, they also need the systems to operate with constant exposure to the heat, sun, and humidity. Unless they are inland, most marinas and boatyards have to deal with the deleterious effects of salt air.

TYPICAL SOLUTIONS:

For hull cleaning, marinas need to provide clean recycled water. Depending on your location and application, marina and boat yard operations will often need either a cold or electric hot water pressure cleaning for grease, oil and organics removal.

Wash Bay Solutions often designs closed-loop reclaim systems to capture, treat, store, and deliver clean recycled water to the pressure washers. If sewer connections are available, sewer discharge systems treat the processed water before
Total systems can incorporate ozone disinfection systems, fully automated filter valves for filter backwashing, PLC control of all filter functions, and all non-ferrous components and hardware.

They can also incorporate rain detection systems to manage excess rainwater in the collection system, and fresh water makeup systems to compensate for evaporation losses.


March 5, 2011
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American rail companies are leading the charge in environmental initiatives across the transportation industry and we are happy to help them achieve their aggressive environmental and recycling goals.

CSX Locomotive Industry
CSX Locomotive Industry

Locomotives and railcars must be kept clean for a variety of operational, image, and safety issues. To match the locomotives we are cleaning, Wash Bay Solutions provides heavy- duty washing systems that are meant to last for a long time.

TYPICAL SOLUTIONS:

Depending on the operation, locomotives can be cleaned by both pressure washers or large wash systems. The inline flow regulator on our heavy-duty pressure washers allows the operator to vary the flow rate and corresponding pressure at the wand which provides tremendous flexibility when cleaning different equipment and surfaces. It also provides a 15-20% increase in washing efficiency compared to a standard system which is especially significant when personnel are cleaning large areas.

Electric hot water pressure washer

Washbaysolutions also designs and builds custom locomotive wash arch systems. Designed around the locomotive operations, these systems can include engineered 360° coverage for wetting, soaping and rinsing, stainless steel components, and automatic controls for all safety and operational concerns. We can build new locomotive washes or retro-fit existing washes to meet modern environmental, conservation, and safety standards.

Locomotive Wash Arches

Locomotive Wash Bay Solutions
Locomotive Wash Bay Solutions

As part of the total systems, Washbaysolutions can incorporate closed- loop reclaim systems to capture, treat, store, and deliver clean recycled water to the pressure washers. If sewer connections are available, our sewer discharge systems treat the processed water before it is discharged to the sewer.

Total systems can incorporate ozone disinfection systems, fully automated filter valves for filter backwashing, PLC control of all filter functions, and all non-ferrous components and hardware.

They can also incorporate rain detection systems to manage excess rainwater in the collection system, and fresh water makeup systems to compensate for evaporation losses.

Other Units Related to the Locomotive Industry


March 4, 2011
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Nuclear Reactors
Nuclear Reactors

For nuclear applications, our engineers will design and build high pressure pumping systems using materials and components tested, calibrated and certified to ASME B31.1, 2004 code standards and N285.0, Class 6 code requirements for nuclear facilities.

Some of our recent nuclear washing applications include:

  • Pumping de-ionized water with ammonium EDTA through piping and tube bundles
  • Pumping high pressure fluid to articulating robotic arm used for cleaning contaminated components

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