Selecting the Correct Wheel Wash System
While there may be numerous factors to consider when determining the correct truck wheel wash system for any given site, two primary factors stand out in the decision:
- The number of trucks per hour that will use the system
- The type of soil and the amount of soiling
- Is the soil on site considered; clay, granular, loamy, or sandy?
- Is the site openly exposed for new excavation?
Knowing the cohesiveness of the soil helps to determine the most appropriate wheel wash system for the site. For extremely tacky soils or where there is absolutely zero tolerance, Neptune Systems also offer roller systems that can deliver an unlimited number of tire revolutions in a compact footprint.
The Neptune Automated Wheel Wash system includes a closed loop water recycling and solid separation process that continually recycles the wash water. The number of trucks using the system per hour helps to determine the amount of water capacity the system will require. In order to supply a continual flow of optically clear water through the system, it is important to configure the appropriate sized tank to achieve adequate detention time.
Note: An 11-R-24 tire requires a distance of 11'-6" to achieve one full tire revolution of cleaning; therefore, a one tire revolution wash platform is 13 feet long. A two tire revolution wash platform is 24 feet long and a 3 tire revolution platform is 34'-6" feet long.
Which Truck Wheel Wash is right for your project?