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September 5, 2018
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New Locomotive Wash Bay Pump

A national railroad freight company called and requested a complete overhaul of their 40-year old locomotive wash. This 1970’s era locomotive wash system consisted of three different wash arches – a wetting arch to wet the locomotive, a second arch for soap application and washing, and a third arch with an acid wash for surface brightening.

The wash system was overhauled with to improve the following metrics:

  • Improve the wetting stage process by increasing both water volume and pressure as well as the nozzle design to apply the wetting water on the locomotive; and
  • Improve the soap application process by redesigning the nozzles’ flow patterns and volumes, increasing total flow to the nozzles, and finally adding additional pressure the process.

We started the overhaul process by removing the old soap and rinse pumps as well as the associated wiring and conduit. All of the existing control panels and associated conduit and wiring were also removed. Some equipment was retired in place to reduce demolition, re-piping and re-wiring costs. We then installed the following new equipment:

Locomotive wash bay control panel
Locomotive wash bay stainless steel control panel

Control Panel – A new stainless steel control panel was mounted, which replaced the existing four electrical panels. New conduit and heavier wire was also installed to bring it up to existing codes. The dual electric eyes were re-wired back into the new panel. New liquid level floats were installed in the storage tanks to provide both fluid level control, as well, as provide new a pump shut down safety, in the event of a low water condition in the water storage tanks.

Wetting Pump – A new 15 hp, cast iron pump was installed to supply water to the wetting arch. New, larger PVC piping as well as new heavier electrical wire was installed through new conduit to supply the proper amperage for the new higher horsepower pump.

Soap Pump – A new 15 HP stainless steel pump was installed for the new wash soap arch. New heavier wire was pulled through new conduit to supply the proper amperage needed for the new pump. The new pump was plumbed into the existing PVC piping in the pump house.

Wash Tunnel Nozzles – The existing nozzles could no longer be utilized due to flow and pressure differences from the new pumps. The existing nozzles were removed and replaced with a set of brass nozzles. A total of 42 new nozzles were installed in all three arches.

Rinse System Pump – The existing 100 hp motor and pump were removed and a new 25 hp motor and pump was set in place, aligned, and bolted to the exiting pump base.

Rinse System Control System – A new PLC-based control system housed in a stainless steel panel was installed and integrated with the existing control wires. New wiring was installed from the original motor controller system to the new control panel.

Rinse System Nozzles – The original nozzles, which were sized for the flow from the one hundred horsepower pump, were removed and new brass nozzles were installed.

The entire overhaul took less than a week to install and brought the whole wash system into the 21st century! The client has been very happy with its performance.


June 26, 2018
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Robustly designed for range of industrial applications from oilfield pipe washing to large equipment washing, our (PWS – Series) portable parts washing stands can provide an economical alternative to a concrete wash pad.

FEATURES:

  • Designed to be surface-mounted
  • No excavation required
  • Placed directly on top of existing surface
  • Built to any size and configuration
  • Fiberglass composite system consisting of a 1/4” steel plate core completely encapsulated in fiberglass
  • 12” high walls, various lengths & widths available
  • Easy to relocate by forklift without disassembly
  • Drain port for fluid removal or connection to plumbing
  • Simply maintained
  • Projected useful life of 15-20 years

ADVANTAGES:

Minimal site preparation, no excavation, fast, clean installation, immediate use, non-porous design, superior chemical resistance and portability are only some of the many our parts washing stand’s advantages.

Each parts washing stand is manufactured from heavy-duty fiberglass laminations completely encapsulating a steel core. The steel core makes it the most rugged and durable wash water containment system available today. This core keeps the spill containment system strong and flexible no matter what. In addition, each system includes (4) 1-1/2″ threaded coupling with 2 bronze ball valves for fluid drainage.

two removable pedestal frames

SUPPORT PEDESTALS

Inside are two removable pedestal frames to support the grates and raise equipment above the surface. Each system also has a 2″ divider wall running across the middle of the system to compartmentalize wash water or spills.

portable parts washing covers and walls

OPTONAL COVERS AND WALLS

To contain the wash water, the system is available with an optional 10′ high canopy mounted to the system. Each end is left open for access.

Fiberglass or poly walls are also available. They come in 4’, 6’ or 8’ heights and can be placed on 3 sides for efficient washing.

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Give us a call for more product information – 800-453-8639


April 19, 2017

C 130 Wash Bay System
C 130 Wash Bay System

What we have been working on…C-130 Aircraft Washing

A major engineering firm contacted us to help them develop a complete wash bay system for C-130 aircraft. To accommodate both the military’s washing specifications and maximize the washing process, we helped design a very effective aircraft washing system with a combination of foaming, washing and rinsing equipment.

When the foaming process is desired, the operator moves a portable foamer to the desired location near the aircraft. After selecting either hot or cold water for the foamer from the remote switch at the reel, the operator can spray thick foam up to a height of approximately 40 feet to reach the highest point on the aircraft.

For washing and rinsing the aircraft, the operator will use either the pressure washer or water cannon on either side of the aircraft and select either hot or cold water. They can be used separately or at the same time, and use either hot or cold water independently of the other.

All of the hose reel systems include remote control capabilities, and the system can be programmed to permit a combination of foaming, washing or rinsing to occur at any one time.

All of the wastewater from the foaming, washing and rinsing operations will be treated by a closed loop wash water reclaim system. The reclaim system will filter and disinfect the water, and store the clean, recycled water so that it is available for use for all washing, rinsing, and foaming applications as desired.

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

A stainless steel evaporator is included in the system design to serve two functions: elimination of excess water accumulation in the overall system and to periodically dispose of water in the system to allow for fresh water addition to maintain optimum water quality. Both of these functions are programmed to automatically occur, and can be adjusted to meet the preferences of the system operator.


September 15, 2016

Used Demucker System

 

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This equipment has been re-furbished following less than a year’s use at an industrial washing facility. It is priced to sell or available for lease.

DM-1000 Heavy Washing Demucking System

RE-FURBISHED – For Sale or Lease

DM-1000 Heavy Washing Demucking System
DM-1000 Heavy Washing Demucking System For Sale or Lease

DM-1000 Heavy Washing Demucking System has been designed and built for heavy industrial washing applications such as construction, mining and oilfield services.

Using fresh or recycled cold water, the DM Series demucker can quickly and effectively clean large trucks, dozers, steel tracked vehicles or any vehicle loaded with heavy mud, clay, or muck!

This demucking system uses only 20 gpm which is about 1/10 of the amount of water used in the traditional water monitors or water cannons.

Buy or Lease a demucking system
Buy or Lease a demucking system

Standard Features:

  • Stainless Steel Frame
  • Emergency Stop System
  • NEMA 4X Control Panel
  • High-Efficiency Diaphragm Pumps
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Long range adjustable stream to cone, wand/gun assembly
  • Installs with other washing and recycling systems
  • Minimal Service Attention
  • Utilities required Power: 480V 3 PH 30 Amp
  • Approximate dimensions: 5’ L x 2’ W x 2’ H

Additional Features Available:

  • SS Retractable Hose Reel
  • Remote Motor Control
  • Water Storage Tank

Call us at 800-453-8639 for pricing information.

Fast and effective cleaning while saving time and water – a win-win situation!


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