closed loop reclaim systems

October 3, 2017

Washing the wings of an aircraft.
The aircraft washing process is often a combination of foaming, washing and rinsing with either hot or cold water.

Since one of the company’s owners has been a pilot and flying enthusiast for the past 40 years, we also have extensive experience with aircraft maintenance and cleaning applications. In addition to supplying washing systems to military bases all over the world, we have also provided systems to many aircraft maintenance companies stateside.

Manual Wash – The aircraft washing process is often a combination of foaming, washing and rinsing with either hot or cold water. Depending on the aircraft type and location, we can design a system based specifically on your application.

For the initial foaming, we offer a state-of-the art portable foamer with a chemical concentrate tank which can easily be moved to the desired location near the aircraft. The operator can select either hot or cold water from the remote switch at the reel. An injection system in the foamer blends the chemical concentrate from the tank into the water stream to create an accurately diluted solution. Compressed air is then injected into the solution to create a thick, clinging foam which is then projected through the discharge hose and foam nozzle on to large surfaces at distances up to 40-45 feet.

For washing and rinsing the aircraft, the operator can use pressure washer hose reel and gun assemblies normally located on both sides of the aircraft and select either hot or cold water. These pressure washing units typically provide approximately 8-10 gpm of water at 175-200 psi from each reel. They can be used separately or at the same time, and use either hot or cold water independently of the other. The flow rate and pressure can also be varied, based on your application.

The hose reel systems normally include remote control capabilities, and the system can be programmed to permit only foaming, washing or rinsing to occur at any one time so the maximum flow rate matches the water treatment system’s capacity.

Automated Wash – We also have engineered turn-key automated aircraft wash systems designed to efficiently wash a wide range of aircraft. The systems can be programmed with a number of potential aircraft wash profiles which can be selected by the pilot or ground personnel using either a PLC with PanelView screen or remote control. As the aircraft approaches the wash area, an infrared sensor system automatically starts the selected wash program.

The wash system typically consists of a low pressure undercarriage wash, a fully-automated side wash system for the fuselage and wings, automated actuator valves for flow direction and control, a heavy-duty supply pump system, and water storage tanks. All components are either stainless steel or non-ferrous for corrosion resistance. The systems can be configured to wash with either recycled water or fresh water, and often incorporate rainwater control capability as well.

Water Treatment – Wash Bay Solutions 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 it is discharged to the sewer.

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

The recycling system can include a fresh water bypass manifold system that enables an operator to manually switch the entire system over to fresh water if necessary or desired. The recycling system will also automatically replenish itself to maintain a minimum volume of water to make up for any losses to the system from evaporation or carry-off.

Consulting – We are also available to do consulting work with aircraft washing facilities to improve their washing, painting and wastewater processing procedures.

July 28, 2014

Closed Loop Reclaim System for Oil and Gas Industry Equipment
To reduce both hauling costs and water usage, many oil field services companies have installed our Drilling Equipment (DE Series) Systems to treat and recycle their wastewater.

Oil and gas drilling, including hydraulic fracking, is a complicated endeavor. The nature of the work ensures that dirt, downhole acids, crude residues, waxes, and grease coat down-hole motors, pumps, subs, drill pipe, tanks, and vehicles.  Constant washing and NDT testing is essential to maintaining the equipment in good working order.  These processes, however, produce an enormous amount of water. Often, the wastewater is stored onsite and disposed of every few weeks – which can get very expensive.

To reduce both hauling costs and water usage, many oil field services companies have installed our Drilling Equipment (DE Series) Systems to treat and recycle their wastewater. Robustly designed and manufactured for the oil and gas industry, our heavy-duty, multi-stage treatment systems clean up the water for re-use or discharge.  By simplifying the water handling, many clients are able to both increase production and reduce costs, resulting in pay back periods of only months!

The important first stage is the solids handling system. Depending on the amount of solids and the wash pad design, our engineers will develop a site-specific system to remove as many solids as possible before the water goes to the filtration systems.

The next stage of the system is the stainless steel clarifier oil water separator which removes most suspended solids (TSS), essentially all settleable solids and all free and dispersed non-emulsified oils from the waste stream.

Depending on the application, the next stage could be biological treatment. Our proprietary biological filter system uses a revolutionary, patented US technology, including specifically developed microbes combined with a highly efficient aeration technology, to treat the water and remove substantially all of the COD and FOG in the water.

In the final polishing stage, the water goes through an extremely efficient filtration process utilizing fully automated solids filtration and a proprietary blended activated carbon (GAC) polishing filtration, and a corona discharge ozone generator to prevent odors. Processed water passing through the system will be free of particles greater than 10 microns in size, substantially all emulsified oils, waxes and other volatile organic compounds.


  1. Stainless Steel Construction
  2. High-Efficiency Pumps
  3. Corona Discharge Ozonation System
  4. Solids Handling & Separation
  5. TSS, COD, FOG Reduction
  6. Multi-Stage / Multi-Pass Filtration
  7. Pressurized Blended Carbon Polishing Filters
  8. Auto-Backwashing Filters
  9. NEMA 4X Control Panel with PLC controller

Depending on the location, many options are available to maximize the efficiency of the wastewater treatment system including:


  1. SCADA and remote monitoring
  2. UL/CSA Listing
  3. Transportable equipment rooms
  4. Rain Diverter Systems
  5. Biological Treatment
  6. Rain Water Harvesting Systems
  7. Chemical/Acid/Salinity Resistant Pumps & Components
  8. ORP / pH/ Salinity control system


MODEL DE 10/10 DE-30/20 DE-60/50 DE-100 DE-200
FLOW RATE, GPM 1-10 1-30 10-60 30-100 60-200
OZONE SYSTEM Up to 32 grams of ozone per hour
CONTROL SYSTEM PLC, Automatic, Manual or Off
PUMP FRAME SIZE 34” W X 66” L 34” W X 96” L
POWER REQUIREMENTS 208 / 240 v 1 ph  or 208 / 240 / 480 v 3 ph

North Carolina


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