Riveer APECS™ Automatically Cleans Paving Equipment Captures and Recycles Cleaning Solvents
Riveer™, a leader in wash water recovery systems, has introduced the Automatic Paving Equipment Cleaning System (APECS™), an efficient automatic containment system that reduces chemical consumption up to 80% while helping companies keep their yards clean and compliant.
Riveer designed APECS for DOT’s and paving contractors looking for a more effective system for cleaning asphalt and bituminous road oil from paving equipment, oil distributors, compactors and tools.
“The spray system you designed for us is a success,” said Dirk Mohon, Operations Manager of the Edgar County, IL Highway Department, referring to the county’s first year with Riveer APECS. “With just a few cycles it cleaned our distributer better than it's been cleaned since we bought it."
APECS’ unique spray pattern power washes with cleaning solutions or solvents, then recirculates the solution for reuse. The system reclaims terpenes, soys, or solvents, saving thousands of dollars in lost chemistry.
APECS™ Zero Discharge Technology Reduces Chemical Consumption
APECS is a closed-loop system that includes a heavy-duty above-grade wash rack with two drains, pressure pumps, and a settling tank. A bank of adjustable, tri-wall spray bars deliver extensive coverage, and additional spray wands available for cleaning hard to reach equipment, augers, and tools. The zero discharge technology includes a diaphragm pump that recovers and reuses discharged solvent.
APECS’ footprint can be customized to meet the user’s specifications. Racks are built from heavy-duty stainless steel and feature low-profile ramps that are ideal for loading and unloading any type of equipment. APECS is a convenient plug and play system, requiring no excavating, infrastructure, or permitting.
High Performance RipTide™ Pressure Washer Meets the Demand for Faster Field Cleaning
Washing field equipment and vehicles can be a difficult, time consuming task, particularly when dealing with hard-to-reach girders, trucks covered in caked-on mud, or oily frac tanks. To meet the demand for a faster cleaning, Riveer has introduced the RipTide™ Pressure Washer. Designed to manage tough cleaning jobs faster and more efficiently, RipTide features full-bore water delivery technology, providing diesel-powered washing performance up to 3,000 PSI.
Hot Water from One, Two or Three Pumps
RipTide is available with a range of options based on customer requirements. Depending on configuration, RipTide can pump 16 to 90 GPM from one, two or three independent pumps, each with operator controlled water pressure, temperature, and solvent mix. Each pump is connected directly to 100 ft. hose reel. Twin fuel tanks, one for the motor and one for the burners, are offered up to 35 gallons each. One-button GripStart™ on/off throttles the system down to idle when the trigger is released, and throttles up when the trigger is squeezed. Available add-ons include foaming guns, water cannons, and adjustable spray wands that allow users to switch between stream and fog output.
RipTide is designed for jobsite vehicle and equipment cleaning at heavy construction projects, oil sites, mining, and excavation worksites, where cleaning time is at a premium. RipTides’s urethane painted steel frame is suitable for transportation by crane or forklift, and provides open access for easy oil changes and routine maintenance. RipTide is powered by a Kubota® diesel engine equipped with speed control to reduce wear on components and save fuel. RipTide is self-contained and requires no external power, making it ideal for field operations when no utilities are available.
Riveer Racks™ Meet Growing Need For Wash Water Containment
Riveer, manufacturer of equipment wash systems for military, industrial and commercial applications, has expanded its line of wash racks to meet the increasing demand for wash water containment.
Riveer Racks are designed to contain wash water that is produced when cleaning commercial vehicles typically after daily use or before leaving job sites. Once allowed to drain freely into sump areas or sewer systems, wash water is now recognized as an environmental hazard by a growing number of federal, state and local governing bodies.
As a result, Riveer Racks are becoming the go to solution for organizations complying with the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Programs being set in place by governments to prevent wash water from finding its way into sewer systems, streams, ponds and lakes.
“It’s an environmental issue whose time has come,” said Matt Petter, President of Riveer. “Many of our customers began containing wash water years ago. Others are now recognizing the need.”
Riveer’s customers include municipalities rinsing street sweepers, dump trucks, salt trucks, and snowplows on a daily basis, construction sites focused on preventing harmful track out, and industrial facilities working to contain wash water. The U.S. military also uses Riveer Racks to decontaminate equipment and vehicles before they can reenter the U.S.
“Complying with all environmental regulations can be challenging, and different worksites require different solutions to meet this challenge,” said Petter. “Riveer has years of experience dealing with industrial compliance issues and we always work to make sure our customers meet all requirements. We put extra effort into making sure that you receive a wash rack that will meet your unique needs.”
Constructed of heavy-duty steel, Riveer Racks can be customized to meet the needs of a wide range of applications. The portable design eliminates the need for site engineering, and the deployable nature of the racks allows them to be moved from site to site, a feature very attractive to the oil and gas industries. Riveer currently has more than 1,000 wash racks in operation globally.
Low-profile Riveer Racks are available with a wide range of custom features, including vacuum water collection, drag conveyors for solids, water cannon, roofs and air handing systems. Riveer Racks boast capacities to 160,000 lbs., with higher capacities available.