InterClean’s philosophy of keeping all vehicles clean all the time has already been implemented by most transit garages. InterClean systems just make it simpler, easier, and are known for their virtually maintenance free operation.
The largest trucking companies in the world regularly use InterClean systems to successfully wash their fleets.
All these systems are unattended, automated and require no detailing. Several of these InterClean systems exceed 7,000 washes monthly, with practically no maintenance being required.
Fully automated commercial truck wash systems designed by InterClean, can produce over 30 clean trucks per hour with only one employee. The InterClean system will typically eliminate as much as two hours of waiting for drivers to get their rigs washed.
Characteristics of System
One of the key advantages of the Interclean system is that a significant proportion of the equipment is ‘optional’, in that the system can be downspecced to suit a lesser budget.
If fleet vehicles are being washed weekly, then less componentary is necessary to provide an effective clean. Our basic Interclean package starts at around $140,000 plus GST installed.
The vehicle wash facility is a drive through high-pressure wash system designed to wash street legal vehicles that physically fit between the wash bay guide rails and arches.
The most important element of a drive through wash is to maintain a consistent low speed from start to finish. An optimal travel speed is approximately 1-2 feet per second.
The wash controller Master Panel houses the wash controls including the programmable controller, motor starters and user interface (touch screen display). Use the Electrical Layout Drawing for reference.
The equipment for the wash systems includes a chemical side and rear application arches, high pressure spinner with rear sprays, pre-rinse arch and final R/O rinse arch. When the moving vehicle breaks the infrared beam of the photoelectric eye sensors the corresponding cycles of the wash are initiated.
The chemical arch applies fresh, softened, heated water, injected with a cleaning agent to all exposed surfaces of the vehicle at approximately 50 PSI. The chemical arch spray nozzles are equipped with built in check valves which keep the arch primed at all times.
This allows the sprays to open quickly when the vehicle sensor is activated. The rear chemical spray is applied only to the rear of the vehicle via the rear spray bar.
The chemical in the rear bar is usually designed for a higher volume and concentration per nozzle to have more cleaning power on the rear of the vehicle that usually has the heaviest dirt build up.
The high-pressure Spinner and Rear wash sprays use recycled water to remove the dirt, which the cleaning agent had lifted at pressures of approximately 300 PSI.
The high pressure pump draws recycled water from the 500-gallon cone bottom holding tank on the EQ module. A pre-rinse arch is used to rinse the vehicle.
The rinse is applied to the sides and top of the vehicle. Swivel nozzles allow the sprays to also be directed at the front and rear of the vehicle and built in check valves keep the arch primed at all times.
An R/O-rinse arch is the final element of the wash system used to rinse the vehicle. The rinse is applied to the sides and top of the vehicle. Swivel nozzles allow the sprays to also be directed at the front and rear of the vehicle and built in check valves keep the arch primed at all times.
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