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March 10, 2011

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

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

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:

Cleaning Solutions for Marinas and Shipyards
Cleaning Solutions for Marinas and Shipyards

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

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

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

March 3, 2011

Food and Pharmaceutical Industry Clean Solutions
Food and Pharmaceutical Industry Clean Solutions

We design and build automated pumping packages and electrically heated pressure washing systems for a variety of applications in the food and beverage industries. These systems will remove deposits, clean and sanitize all types of processing and storage equipment including tanks, conveyors, coolers, evaporators, and mixers. We serve the following food and beverage industries:

  • Breweries
  • Dairies
  • Wineries
  • Fishing Industry
  • SmokeHouses
  • Food Processing
  • MeatPacking

For cold water wash applications, we have a self-contained mobile ozone sanitation system that provides ozone-enriched cold water on demand for hard surface sanitation and direct food contact applications. The AGW-0500 ships “plug and play” ready and provides 9.5 GPM water flow with a residual ozone dose of approximately 2.0 PPM at the nozzle. With this system and its FDA, USDA and EPA approved antimicrobial agent, you reduce or eliminate potable water rinse steps and overall water use.

For the pharmaceutical industry, cleaning and sanitizing is of the utmost concern. At washbaysolutions, we design and build automated tote and mixing tank cleaning and sanitizing systems used in drug and serum manufacturing. These systems are used in the cleaning of both solids and liquids from a range of equipment including tanks, pipes, mixers, tubes, and filters.


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