Problem: An equipment rental company specializing in heavy-duty construction equipment needed to build a wash bay for their haul trucks, dozers and construction vehicles. They had limited inside space in a leased building so they needed a to put all of the equipment inside a portable equipment room that they could pick up and move if needed. Due to their location in a remote area with no sewer connection, they needed a closed loop wash water treatment system.
The company called and asked us to build a heavy-duty, self-contained washing system and help them design the wash pad and solids settling area.
Solution: We had worked with this client for years so we were well aware of the washing and solids handling complications associated with heavy construction equipment. With input from the client, our engineers designed a wash pad design and solids settling system that fit into a rather tight footprint.
Many land management and forestry companies utilize a multitude of equipment ranging from bulldozers to light utility trucks. Work is often in off-road locations where equipment is exposed to many different elements and collects solids rather quickly, including mud, debris, seeds and spores. Cleaning this equipment is vital to having a successful operation since too many solids can foul the equipment and cause extended periods of down time.
Of particular concern to industry professionals are the plant seeds and spores which are often transported in the mud and debris that is picked up by vehicles and equipment. Effective cleaning, therefore, is critical to reducing the transport of invasive plant species that have the potential to upset the natural balance of plant life and wildlife.
Typical washing and water treatment solutions include:
Mighty Monitor Demucking Systems (Water Cannons)
Our revolutionary heavy-duty Mighty Monitor systems only use 20-60 gpm – approximately 1/10 to 1/20 of the amount of water used in the traditional water cannons. Our systems combine increased pressure and specialized nozzles to ensure a quality wash. Using fresh or recycled cold water, our Mighty Monitors clean quickly and effectively, in half the time of a typical pressure washer.
Portable Wash Containment Pads
Robustly designed for range of industrial applications, our portable wash containment pads can provide an economical alternative to a conventional wash pad. Easily transported and assembled, these wash pads are ideal for remote locations.
Closed Loop Systems
Our Wash Water Treatment Systems are heavy-duty, multi-stage reclaim systems, engineered and manufactured for the heavy industries. They can be customized for particular application and locations.
Get the power of a fire hose with a fraction of the water usage!
Robustly designed for heavy industrial applications such as mining and oilfield services, our MM Series Mighty Monitors are great for cleaning large haul trucks, steel tracked vehicles or any heavy equipment caked with mud, clay, ice, grass or muck.
For drilling and construction equipment applications, our 20 gpm Mighty Monitor system cleans quickly and effectively, in half the time of a typical pressure washer.
For mining applications, we have developed a revolutionary heavy-duty Mighty Monitor system to replace the standard high volume water cannons that have been used for decades. Our systems combine increased pressure and specialized nozzles to ensure a quality wash. Using only 60 gpm of reclaimed water, our Mighty Monitors will effectively remove heavy accumulations of dirt and mud – saving thousands of gallons of water per cleaning.
Fast and effective cleaning while saving time, water and water treatment costs – a win-win-win situation!
Mighty Monitor System Features:
20-60 GPM Capacities
Uses only a fraction of water used in traditional water monitors or water cannons
Get the power of a fire hose with a fraction of the water usage! Our demucking systems only use 20 gpm which is about 1/10 of the amount of water used in the traditional water monitors or water cannons.
Our revolutionary demucking/recycle systems only use 20 gpm of recycled water to effectively remove heavy accumulations of dirt, sand, and mud. Compared to other “water cannon” systems on the market at 150 gpm, the DM-1000 has the potential to save you hundreds of thousands of gallons of water per year!
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’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.
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.
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.
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: