From Front Line to Flight Line, Riveer Helps Protect Military Hardware
The Defense Washdown Systems is a family of Riveer technologies developed specifically for the critical issues of retrograde washdown, maintenance, and corrosion mitigation. The following sections present a high level overview of these solutions for Environment, Corrosion, Logistics and Procurement teams assigned these duties. Additional information is available at request.
Wash and Inspection Racks
The Riveer VWS is engineered specifically for retrograde logistics. It expedites thorough washing of all critical areas of MRAPS, personnel carriers, tanks, amphibious vehicles, light duty and staff cars and trucks. The heavy-duty rack allows access for complete inspection fore and aft in undercarriage, axles, universal joints, wheel wells, etc.
Designed specifically for rapid deployment, VWS is a veteran of CONUS and OCONUS service in theaters throughout the world. The washdown rack captures wash water for proper disposal, as stated in DoD regulations concerning environmental compliance in host countries, while its portability aids in staging near points of final departure.
VWS requires only minimal site improvement for rapid set-up and operation and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Seven ISO 20’ containers hold the entire system. VWS is completely self-contained, and does not require a permanent or portable water source. The system is completely closed loop and meets DoD Directive 4715.56050.16 for foreign deployed wash racks.
TAWS Wash Cart
A full power hot water wash and rinse system, Riveer’s Total Aircraft Washing System produces a high flow rate that cuts cleaning time dramatically by effectively washing large surface areas. The built-in air-powered high-pressure foamer will cover the side of a CH47 in less than a minute (750 sq. feet per minute). This efficiency is further supplemented by dual guns for two users and 200’ of total reach. Simultaneous use the dual guns does not negatively impact flow rates. In addition, the spray can easily reach 20’ for cleaning large aircraft and tail sections. All hoses are on reels, and all guns have storage brackets and toolboxes for consumables, spares and turbine engine probes. The system sprays 5 gallons of 140-degree water per minute out of each spray gun, applying a safe-for-aircraft 175 PSI. These specifications meet the stringent TM requirements for aircraft wash, rinse and decontamination procedures.
Fight corrosion before it happens. Riveer BirdBath is an automatic Clear Water Rinse System (CWRS) that helps prevent aircraft corrosion quickly and effectively by rinsing the aircraft as it taxies back to the flight line or gate. The low-pressure, high-flow process takes 30 seconds to 2 minutes and can be adjusted to environmental and mission conditions. What’s more, the Riveer BirdBath reclaims, filters and recycles up to 80% of the fresh water used for rinsing aircraft. BirdBath CWRS can be installed in-ground or above-ground, which requires less infrastructure modification and associated on-site engineering/environmental considerations than a typical in-ground rinse facility installation (can be procured as equipment rather than an infrastructure project).