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Wash Water Containment Systems


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The Vacu-Boom system is engineered to be applied in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications where wash water containment system is used so that chemicals and fluid waste can be contained and/or captured and removed from the site.

The Vacu-Boom is a hollow, flexible tube five inches in diameter that is placed directly on a hard surface to form a down slope side dam or to completely encircle the wash or containment area. The boom has a C shaped cross section with the open side down. There are small liquid inlet openings on the water side of the boom at the bottom edge. During use, the boom is connected by a 25 ft. vacuum hose to the portable wet vacuum recovery unit.

 


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These systems come complete with everything shown below

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MODEL DESCRIPTION SHAPE AMP LENGTH PRICE
PPS-VB20-VR1A 101 CFM Vacu-Boom System Sloped Surface 11.6 20 FT

$2,249.00add to cart

PPS-VB20-VR1B 202 CFM Vacu-Boom System Sloped Surface 19.3 20 FT

$2,499.00add to cart

PPS-VB40-VR1B 202 CFM Vacu-Boom System Sloped Surface 19.3 40 FT

$3,379.00add to cart

 

Benefits and features of the Vacu-Boom:

  • Can be used on any hard surface such as concrete, asphalt, wood and steel.
  • Fast set up and take down - less than 5 minutes for one person.
  • Simultaneously captures and extracts liquids for waste water and many liquid spills.
  • Captures and contains concentrated flammable or hazardous liquids without extraction.
  • Materials used in Vacu-Boom do not absorb liquids and contaminants. Can be rinsed off easily after use.
  • Easy to store and transport. Vacu-Boom breaks down into 5 ft. long sections.
  • High degree of tolerance for acids, caustics and petro chemicals.
  • Read more on EPA laws and benefits of containment system and why use these water systems for a lot of applications

An innovative and practical wash water containment system to prevent
run-off from washing operations indoors and outdoors.

vacu-boom

A highly effective spill containment system for many hazardous materials.

 

Sloped Surface Containment System

When the wet vac system is turned on, the Vacu-Boom tightly seals itself to the surface like a giant suction cup, to form an impervious liquid barrier. Simultaneously, the waste water or other liquid is extracted into the boom and travels with the airflow through the boom and vacuum hose into the sump of the vacuum unit. The vacuum unit is equipped with an automatic pump out system which discharges water through a discharge hose into a holding tank, filter unit or sanitary sewer. Secondary pump will discharge on it's own when liquid reaches 2/3 of the tanks capacity.

  • 20 or 40 ft. Vacu-Boom system - Containment Hose
  • 25 ft. long 2" vac hose with Cam-Lever quick coupler
  • 101 or 202 CFM vacuum recovery unit (23 gallon capacity). It's composed with two 1.5 HP engines, one for the suction, one for the dumping system .
  • 25 ft. long 1 1/2" discharge hose with Cam-Lever quick coupler
  • 80 micron mesh bag filter on inlet side of vacuum to capture larger debris like sand that may make its way into boom system to protect secondary discharge pump.
  • Automatic pump-out system (inside the wet vac)
  • For use in a sloped surface (not a closed loop)
  • Unit captures 8-10 gallons per minute
  • Depending on the application, it is advisable to use a waste water tank with a capacity of 100 gallons or more.
  • Discharge pump is effective up to 150 FT at ground level. To pump into a raised storage tank the discharge hose length is 50 FT max.
  • Dimensions of vacuum unit  W 18" x L 20.5" x H 35.5"

 

Closed Loop Containment System

When containing highly toxic materials or flammable liquids that should not be drawn into the vacuum unit, the vacuum is used only to create a tight seal between the boom and the surface. The liquid is not extracted through the boom and vacuum.

  • 12 or 18 ft. diameter Vacu-Boom system - Containment Hose
  • 25 ft. long 2" vac hose with Cam-Lever quick coupler
  • 80 micron mesh bag filter on inlet side of vacuum to capture longer debris like sand that may make its way into boom system to protect secondary discharge pump.
  • 202 CFM vacuum recovery unit (23 Gal). It's composed with 2 1.5 HP engines, one for the suction, one for the dumping system (up to 100 FT at ground level).
  • Automatic pump-out system (inside the wet vac)
  • 25 ft. long 1 1/2" discharge hose with Cam-Lever quick coupler
  • For use in a closed loop

 

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MODEL DESCRIPTION SHAPE DIAMETER PRICE
PPS-VBCL12-VR1B 202 CFM Vacu-Boom System Closed Loop 12 FT

$3,257.70add to cart

PPS-VBCL18-VR1B 202 CFM Vacu-Boom System Closed Loop 18 FT

$3,987.00add to cart


Wash water containment system is available in virtually any length or shape using standard components. Examples are straight lines, arcs or semicircles, full circles, ellipses, squares and rectangles. Contact us for more information.

Shipping Dimensions: 26"W x 19"L x 39"H. The vacuum is 63 lbs, 20 lbs for the boom, 27 lbs for the hoses and 5 lbs for parts.

Download PDF Drawing Download Drawing for PPS-VBCL18-VR1B.

 

Parts

 

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5 FT Section of Containment Hose

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Containment Hose End Cap

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End Cap Clip
(secures the end cap to
the containment hose)

 

 

Vacu-Boom Systems Replacement Parts List

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MODEL DESCRIPTION LENGTH PRICE
PPS-C-1 Mid-Section of Containment Hose 5 FT

$269.10add to cart

PPS-C-1-Port Section of Containment Hose with Port 5 FT $247.80add to cart
PPS-C-5 1-1/2" Discharge Vacuum Hose 25 FT

$168.70add to cart

PPS-C-6 2" Inlet Vacuum Hose 25 FT

$144.80add to cart

PPS-C-2-KIT Containment Hose End Cap Kit - Includes Two End Caps n/a

$237.60add to cart

PPS-C-10-KIT 6 x 800 Micron Filter Bag Kit n/a

$56.65add to cart

PPS-C-4 Containment Hose End Cap Clip n/a $34.20add to cart

 

Tips and Advice


Where can I use this wash water containment system
:

  • Outdoor vehicle or equipment washing
  • In-plant equipment washing
  • Emergency storm water containment
  • Boats and ships - to prevent deck run-off
  • Marinas - to prevent contamination from run-off
  • Parking lot or sidewalk washing - to capture dirty water run-off
  • Emergency hazardous liquid spill containment
  • Airports - to capture run-off from aircraft washing

EPA laws prohibit waste water from being discharged onto the ground or storm drains. In most cases the wastewater is collected at the job site and subsequently discharged into a sanitary sewer connection (wash sinks, toilets, etc. that are connected to a sewage treatment plant). The level of contaminants must be below certain limits for sanitary sewer discharge. If the contaminants are too high, the wastewater must first be pre-treated before sanitary sewer discharge. Our Vacu-Boom offers an economical filter system for use with the Vacu-Boom system when necessary. Contact our Application Engineering Department for information.

Have a closer look to the system installed in less than 5 minutes:

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Frequently Asked Questions


What does CFM mean?
CFM is the maximum volume of airflow measured in Cubic Feet Per Minute. Maximum CFM ratings occur when the vacuum system is operating without restrictions to airflow.

The parking lot that I need to work on is flat. Do I need to have the boom go all the way around a truck or vehicle?
All outdoor paved areas are made with at least a slight slope for rainwater drainage even though they may look flat to the eye. A 20 ft. or 40 ft boom on the down slope side is the way to do it.

Can I leave the vac unit up in my truck to operate the boom down on the surface?
No. For proper operation the vac recovery unit must be at or below (down slope) the elevation of the boom.

What are the power requirements for operating the Vacu-Boom system?
Small vac unit (for booms up to 25 ft. long): 10.5 amps/120 volt
Large vac unit: 17 amps/120 volt

Does the Vacu-Boom meet all EPA requirements?
Yes. EPA laws are enforced at state and local levels and this system has been widely accepted by regulators throughout all 50 states and most foreign countries to include Australia, Canada, Europe and Japan.

How much wastewater will the system pick up?
A 20 ft. system or a 40 ft. system will extract all wastewater generated up to 10 GPM. Much higher extraction rates are possible. Contact UltimateWasher at Toll Free 866-858-4982 for more information.

What are the power requirements for operating the Vacu-Boom system?

Small Vac Unit (for booms up to 25 ft. long) 10.5 amps / 120 volt
Large Vac Unit 17 amps / 120 volt

I don't have power available. How can I use the Vacu-Boom™ system?

20 ft. system (VB20-VR1) 3 KW (3000 watts)
40 ft. system (VB40-VR1) 3 KW (3000 watts)
All closed loops 3 KW (3000 watts)

 

Read more on EPA laws and benefits of containment system and all other applications of these water systems.

Read more on water filtration systems used for containing and filtering hazardous waste from industrial areas.

 

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