Commonly asked Questions about Wash Bays & Treatment Systems
Q1. How should we design the slab and where should the collection pit go?
Slabs should always be designed to fall to one side side or one end. Collection pits should always be put in one corner or along one side. NEVER put collection pits in the middle of the slab as this will cause massive long term problems with silting. Collection pits should be designed so that they can be easily cleaned by hand or a machine.
Q3. Can your system handle hydrocarbons? It will also deal with other contaminants found on the wash bay like glycol from radiators.
Yes, the Bioreactors will have no trouble dealing with the normal amounts of hydrocarbons that are generated during wash operations.
Q5. Do the systems need to be connected to the sewer?
No, and this will save a lot of time, money and red tape.
Q7. What if I only use a small amount of water?
We have a bioreactor module which will handle up to 1500 litres a day. They are easy to install and maintain and are excellent for environmentally sensitive areas.
Q9. How much space does the system need on a wash bay?
A single bioreactor recycle unit will take up the space of a single car park and this area should also drain to the collection pit. This area makes it easier to service the unit.
Q11. Is this wash bay system relocatable?
Yes, it is. We can tell you about clients who have done this.
Q2. Can your system be open to rain events?
Yes, the plant is specifically designed to be installed on unroofed wash bay slabs.
Q4. Can your system handle large quantities of mud, sludge and solids?
Yes, we have developed a very effective approach to solids removal. They are converted to dry waste for easier and cheaper disposal because of this approach.
Q6. Do the systems need to be connected to an outside water source?
Yes, and no. It is common practice to allow for around a 20% water loss for each cycle. This will mean that a “Top Up” source will need to be arranged from either town water or the onsite harvesting of rainwater.
Q8. Can we talk about our site requirements anytime?
Q10. How do we start the enquiry to order process?
Simply give us a call or email us and we will provide you with a list of questions to guide you through this process.
Q12. How much maintenance is required?
Very little. Our systems do not contain any moving parts. All of the consumerables like pumps, aerators and ozone generators are external and easily replaced. Clients say the systems are easy to maintain and they do it themselves. We have service providers who can attend sites if required.