ClearBlu Environmental specializes in ruggedized industrial wash bay treatment systems for a wide variety of industries including, but not limited to, heavy equipment dealers, garbage companies, agricultural, rental yards, municipalities, and golf courses. The main design concepts for systems across all industries remain the same, however, each system is tailored to meet the needs of each specific customer. ClearBlu is able to differentiate from other wash bay treatment systems in a few key ways that allow them to be more effective, simpler, and less labor-intensive to operate as compared to other systems.
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Wash Bays Key Features
Some of the key features of a ClearBlu wash bay treatment system include above ground, automated mud handling, biodigester technology, and completely ruggedized construction for system longevity. These unique features are what help to set ClearBlu systems apart from other available technologies.
Automated Mud Handling
Above ground, mud handling is accomplished by utilizing a self-cleaning lift station in conjunction with cone bottom settling tanks fitted with automatic pinch valve assemblies. All wastewater, mud, sand, small debris, grease, and oil are lifted into the above-ground settling tanks to accomplish a few important things. The solids that are captured by the system are rendered nonhazardous because all the grease and oil floats to the top of the tank while the solids settle to the bottom of the cone, where they are automatically purged into mud hoppers. This can save a tremendous amount of money because the dried mud can be sent to the landfill or land applied rather than paying to haul hazardous material. Additionally, by moving all solids into an above ground tank, the need for a costly third-party pump and haul events of in-ground separator vaults becomes unnecessary since all mud handling can be accomplished in-house.
Biodigester technology employs a combination of highly effective aeration combined with a specially formulated bacteria blend to digest all hydrocarbons that enter the system, including non-ClearBlu Environmental specializes in ruggedized industrial wash bay treatment systems for a wide variety of industries including, but not limited to, heavy equipment dealers, garbage companies, agricultural, rental yards, municipalities, and golf courses. The main design concepts for systems across all industries remain the same, however, each system is tailored to meet the needs of each specific customer. ClearBlu is able to differentiate from other wash bay treatment systems in a few key ways that allow them to be more effective, simpler, and less labor intensive to operate as compared to other systems.
Ruggedized construction of ClearBlu equipment wash bay systems is an important benefit to consider. The industry standard for wash bay treatment system lifespan is between 5 and 7 years but ClearBlu has put in years of research and development to design a system with a projected lifespan of 20 years. Our lift stations are fitted with a steel perf plate lid over the drive on a grate to keep out all large debris that can destroy pumps. All pumps employed are industrial cast iron construction and are rebuildable to handle the harsh conditions they will endure. Additionally, systems utilize all schedule 40 or 80 PVC rather than a hose to increase longevity, and all key plumbing is mounted on unistrut.
Another benefit of ClearBlu wash bays is that they can be customized to meet the needs of facilities that wish to discharge treated wastewater to the sewer as well as facilities that wish to reclaim the wastewater for reuse. The technologies used in both types of systems are the same, however, a reclaim system may implement more robust solids settling and increased retention time.
Washbay Portable Treatment Option
Clearblu offers a self-contained treatment system for equipment washwater treatment and reclamation. This system can work well in conjunction with a drive-in pit, or 3 stage separator for heavy mud applications, or on its own for moderate to low mud applications. The 20-foot container size makes the unit easy to move and install and to relocate at a later day. The unit can be used in conjunction with a ClearBlu portable washpad for complete flexibility.
Wash Bay Facility Uses
A facility that has sewer access may be required to treat wash bay wastewater either to comply with discharge requirements or to reduce sewer fees. ClearBlu treatment systems have proven for years that they are effective at removing solids and consistently meeting oil and grease discharge requirements, even under the strictest regulations.
Some facilities do not have access to sewer or are interested in reclaiming wastewater for reuse to lower their water consumption both for cost consideration as well as reducing their environmental impact. For these customers, we employ what is called a full reclaim wastewater treatment system. The only water that leaves the system is via evaporation, overspray, and drive-off. All other water is continuously treated and recycled through the system and is used again in high volume washers or hot pressure washers. If the system runs low on water, fresh water solenoid valves operate on demand to add fresh water and bring the system back to an acceptable level. Alternately, some systems can be designed with rainwater storage tanks that collect all excess rainwater and can serve as makeup water when the system runs low. Full reclaim systems may choose to employ a small cold pressure washer that operates on freshwater for a final clean rinse of their vehicles.
ClearBlu Environmental is confident that we have a solution to meet the needs of your specific facility. It is our goal to build the most robust, effective, and appropriately designed system for your industrial wash bays. We also offer complete service contracts to maintain the systems and keep them running in top shape and reducing downtime. We specialize in wastewater so you don’t have to and provide industry-leading wash bay equipment.
Why does my wash bay smell?
Wash bay odor can be caused by the oils and greases trapped in the system which are not being properly treated. ClearBlu uses aeration and high-strength microbes to ensure that wash water is fresh, clear and odor-free for re-use or discharge.
What makes ClearBlu wash bays different from others?
ClearBlu has decades of experience designing wash bays that are simple, durable and effective. Every year we incorporate new improvements into our designs, and our customers will tell you that the difference is in performance – our systems simply work. We can handle heavy mud, oil and grease, strict discharge requirements, spot-free rinse or even fully closed loop reclaim. Every wash bay is different, and we design them all from the ground up.