FAQs

Q: What industries use Vacuum truck services?

Vacuum truck services are used by a variety of industries and in a variety of applications. Any where you have a large amount of material to remove. Vacuum trucks can remove many different types of material, rock, bricks, dirt, sludge, oil, water, dust, slag build up to name a few.

Some Vacuum truck operations include:

  • Boiler Cleaning ash removal
  • Power Plants and components
  • Pit and sump clean outs
  • Facility dust busting
  • Site transfers
  • Duct Work and industrial ovens
  • Conveyer cleaning
  • Silo clean out.
  • Catch basins
  • Water intake, screen wells
  • Pipes, conduits and sewer lines
  • Waste water treatment plants
  • Tanks and vessel cleaning
  • Kilns
  • And even hydro excavation

 

Q: What are the specifications to look for?

I would say that the minimum specifications you should look for on a vacuum truck. Make sure that the vacuum truck has 27 inch of vacuum and a CFM above 5000 for larger jobs. Anything lower for vacuuming solid material will have a negative impact on your production.

Q: With all that vacuum power are they safe?

Vacuum truck operation is less dangerous than many other methods. Nevertheless, proper safety procedures must be followed, and they require the same respect that you would afford any power tool.

Q: What industries use Hydro blasting?

Hydro Blasting is used by a variety of industries and in a variety of applications. Any area where you have a hard deposit, sludge, scale, or any other build up. Hydro blasting can used to break this material up and safely remove this deposit while limiting your down time. Just keep in mind that hydro blasters can use a significant amount of water any where from 9 GPM to a couple of hundreds gallon per minute.

Some hydro blasting applications include:

  • Boiler Cleaning small and large
  • Power Plants and components
  • Condensers and heat exchangers
  • Equipment and building cleaning
  • Air Cooled condensers
  • Grates & pits
  • Industrial stacks and fans
  • Duct Work and industrial ovens
  • Conveyers and Chains
  • Digesters
  • Pipes, conduits and sewer lines
  • Heat transfer equipment
  • Tanks and vessel cleaning
  • Kilns
  • And even hydro excavation

Q: Can I run multiple tools at once?

Yes. NAIS has a multi-gun capability.

Q: How important is Pressure? Is maximum pressure always better?

No. Pressure and Flow both play key roles in an efficient water jetting system, and applications respond differently to each variable. Typically, hardened deposits respond better to higher pressures, and softer materials are best removed with higher flows. Each application is unique, though, and NAIS can help you determine which combination of pressure and flow will work best for you.

Q: With all that pressure, are water jets safe?

Water jets are less dangerous than many other methods. Nevertheless, proper safety procedures must be followed, and they require the same respect that you would afford any power tool.