Industrial Pressure Washer Location - What does it Matter?

A key issue for any good wash facility is location. Even the best Industrial Pressure Wash Equipment sited in the wrong place can result in disaster!

Too often poor advice is given on the installation of Wash System equipment. Our guide highlights the essential points to consider when choosing the location of your Pressure Washer.

The Location of Industrial Pressure Washers: Essential Guide

The wrong location of an Industrial Pressure Washer can affect matters such as:

  • Reliability and life time of your wash equipment.
  • Operator safety whilst using the system.
  • Flow of traffic when cleaning is undertaken.
 

Pressure Washer Operational Impacts & Environments when in the Wrong Location

Consider the following when selecting and choosing the location of your Pressure Washer.

 
  • POSITION OF MACHINE

Inside the wash bay may seem the obvious choice to position a Pressure Washer but more often than not, it is best to keep the Wash Equipment outside the spray off and damp atmosphere normally found in this area.

  • MAXIMUM UTILISATION

Ensure availability for easy use of Pressure Washer and simplistic operation that minimises the time and need of user/operator intervention.

  • ELEMENTS EXPOSURE

How exposed is the Wash Equipment to the elements and what form of elements is likely? At ports or coast lines, salt atmosphere can promote corrosion on equipment and in waste environments the Frost Protected Cabinets can encourage vermin nesting.

  • HANDLING OF FUEL & DETERGENTS

Whenever possible reduce the need to handle fuels and detergents by using bulk storage facilities. Our fully containerised RX Series Hot and RX Series Cold systems are a perfect solution to this. Our RX units reduce the risk to operators and minimises cross contamination whilst improving efficiencies.

  • BOTTLE NECK

AVOID WASH AREA BOTTLENECKS!

Does the proposed location provide space and access suitable for the size of items you are going to be cleaning? Is it foreseeable that a queue may form that could pose a problem to operations and transport in the surrounding area? Is the position vulnerable to collisions from possible moving equipment or vehicles?

  • SERVICE ACCESS

Does the proposed location of the equipment provide clear and unrestricted access with adequate light that enables fast and prompt servicing when required? Ensure that in the event of a service requirement that your location does not delay a repair.

  • WATER SUPPLY

Consider the protection of the water supply to the Wash Equipment. It is no use having a Pressure Washer which is free from frost and ready to work if the water supply feeding it is frozen! Make use of heat trace and lagging to protect supplies.

  • DRAINAGE

Does the location have adequate drainage? Does the handling of waste water comply with your local water and environmental agencies?

  • NOISE POLLUTION

Consider the effects to others including noise and actual cleaning activity. The noisiest part of cleaning is the impact of the water spray on the cleaning surface. Keep this in mind when choosing your location.

  • MINIMISE RISK OF USE AND ABUSE

Do all that is possible to minimise the likelihood of tampering or interference from both operators and vandals. Wash Equipment with a Lockable Cabinet can help prevent this.

Still unsure? Call us on 0845 643 1199 and we can assist you make the right choice for your needs!