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Mammoet Unveils Sustainable Wash Rack at Rosharon Facility

August 12, 2019 - A new wash facility has been implemented at Mammoet’s Rosharon, Texas headquarters to effectively clean heavy equipment while reducing the impact on the environment.

Mammoet believes that sustainability performance is a fundamental element of operating responsibly. This is part of a wider commitment to continuously raising performance and quality standards for engineered heavy lifting and transport. This commitment to quality includes ensuring all Mammoet’s equipment is highly maintained and reliable, and cleaning equipment is a vital part of preventative maintenance.

The wash facility’s structure and system were constructed, designed, and equipped by Alklean Industries Inc. of Pasadena, Texas and comply with standards set by the Texas Commission of Environment Quality. The features of the new system make cleaning equipment highly efficient while reducing and reusing the amount of water required. The wash rack features a Bio Digester System that uses a specialized strain of aerobic bacteria to remove fats, oils, and greases from the water and prepare it for reuse. The two pressure washers can use either fresh well or recycled water. Any excess water produced is cleaned of fats, oils, and greases and reused for dust control on the roads at the back of the property, keeping waste at a minimum.

There are two pressure washers available on separate hose reels which feature 3,000 PSI of continuously heated water with the ability to inject detergent while washing. This design makes them an excellent option for cleaning oils, greases, and most road films from machinery and equipment. The pressure washers produce 4 gpm each, compared to the average garden hose which runs 15 gpm. The combined velocity, heat, and detergent means the process is highly effective with minimal water usage.

The wash bay housing was specifically designed to accommodate the various dimensions of Mammoet’s specialized machinery. The design captures the soiled wash water for reclaiming and reuse, and keeps it separate from ordinary rain water. The roof and sides also exclude the rain water from entering the recycle system. The rack is designed to capture the dirty water and channel it into a series of separators to capture the soils or grit and precondition the water for the Bio Digester.


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