Environmentally compliant wash racks are being designed, made and used all around the world. Wash rack systems collect the waste water seamlessly, filter the collected water to sewer for discharge or filter and recycle the waste water (if no sewer is available) and process it back into the wash process.
Hydro Engineering Inc. (www.hydro-eng.com), which has been making water filtration systems for equipment wash rack applications over the past 20 years, introduces its enhanced Hydrokleen product line. The product has simplified every aspect of the recycling and filtration requirement and eliminated the guess work of selecting the suited equipment to recycle or filter wash water.
“Water filtration is a little like crushing rock. We start by filtering the largest item (rock), and then filter down to the smallest item as required for your operation. We make sure that each contaminate from beginning to end is identified and removed so that the end product is water that can be reused in the washing process or discharged to sewer,” said James McCormick, president of Hydro Engineering.
Each Hydrokleen component provides results for a single task. It identifies contaminates in the waste water stream and then selects the component required to eliminate or reduce contaminates.
Water filtration is added to continuously filter the water of emulsified oils and dissolved solids. These modules contain programmable logic controller (PLC) control, which monitor the system activity, backwash automatically and ensure that the system is operating well. Touch-panel remote monitoring is added to provide required service notifications through email to anyone, anywhere around the globe.
“One or all of these steps may be required in a filtration or recycling system within a wash rack environment,” McCormick said. Modifying an equipment wash rack to meet Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and conforming to water discharge requirements are getting easier.