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Keeping your tanks and/or lagoons clean is not quite as simple as it may seem. We’ve been doing this for many years now and have developed new techniques of getting the job done as effectively and safely as possible. Safety is a number one priority.
Regular tank cleaning is the only way to ensure you get the best performance out of your system. The advancement in mixing equipment technology certainly helps but it is no replacement for the removal of solids buildup.
It doesn’t matter how small or large a tank or lagoon is. Proper, professional cleaning is always required to ensure ongoing, maximum efficiency. It’s not something that just anyone can do. In addition to having specialized equipment to do the job, our crews are trained to enter confined spaces and get it done in the safest manner possible. Tank entry can be dangerous and the presence of hazardous gases can be deadly without the proper training and personal protection equipment.
No matter how advanced your digester is, it will eventually need to be cleaned. Otherwise, solids build up and the efficiency levels go down. It’s no different than replacing a filter in your furnace. Once the filter is clogged up, it stops proper air flow and affects the performance of your furnace.
We recommend regular cleaning of your digester from top to bottom every 4 to 7 years. At the same time, it’s an ideal time to inspect your digester system and tank to ensure everything is in proper working order.
All of this requires a high level of expertise, extensive safety training, and of course, equipment that is designed to get the job done the right way. Our team is trained in every aspect of the cleaning process from inspection to pumping, vacuuming, dewatering, and more. They use special, high powered vacuum trucks as well as mobile screening units to bring your digester system back to peak performance.
Pumping stations are used to move wastewater and sewage from lower areas of land or where the depth of a pipeline is farther underground than usual. Like any equipment or machinery, regular maintenance and cleaning is required to prevent a drop in performance or an eventual breakdown.
Our team at Wessuc is trained to keep pumping stations operating and ensure that wastewater is moving properly to its treatment facility. Through an ongoing maintenance schedule, we will use our expertise and specialized equipment to optimize pump station performance.
Should a pipe break, a blockage occur, or other emergency situations arise, Wessuc can be called in to quickly handle it. We will keep things moving until repairs are finished and the pumping station is back online.
Confined Space Entry
Any space that is not made for people to be inside, or has restricted access is considered a confined space. From storage tanks to digesters, silos, sewers, wells, access shafts, and more, only trained personnel are permitted to enter these spaces and perform any work inside.
The dangers of a confined space include:
• Oxygen deficiency
• Toxic atmosphere
• Falling hazard
• Explosive gases
Wessuc crew members are specially trained to work in confined spaces and know how to identify the hazards involved. They plan out entry to every confined space so there are no surprises. It’s safety first and they are ready to react to unforeseen circumstances. They also make sure that they are outfitted with the proper personal protection equipment. Our extensive training and awareness of these hazards, along with the tools required to address them, enable us to clean out challenging confined space in a safe and efficient manner.
Wessuc staff have taken extensive training in the following:
• Confined space entry
• First Aid
• Fall arrest
• OTM Book 7 (Work Zone Safety)
Workers who are not properly trained in the dangers and hazards of confined spaces should never be allowed to work in these situations. Instead, avoid possible injuries and fatalities by bringing in Wessuc professionals. It’s what we do.
There are many situations where the haulage of waste is needed including the emptying of lagoons for inspection and repair, emergency situations such as flooding, force main break, or pumping station failure. We also provide haulage for new subdivisions waiting for sewage systems.
When flooding overwhelms the systems and equipment in place, Wessuc is called in to pump and haul out water and waste until the situation returns to normal conditions. For new subdivisions, we bring our trucks in on a continual basis to remove the sewage until permanent systems are operational.
At Wessuc, we haul bulk liquid and solids from virtually any site or location. Our large fleet of trucks and equipment are designed to maximize volumes and reduce back-and-forth traffic. GPS is used to track the speed and travel route of each unit, ensuring compliance and improving operational efficiency.
Wessuc manages over 400,000 m3 of material each year with our existing fleet of over 30 trailers. With 6 inch discharge capability, 43-45 m3 tankers, and large dump trailers, we are equipped to manage your bulk haulage needs whether it be on an annual basis or daily haulage. Sites can be set up with remote monitoring for ease of operation and scheduling. Facility bypasses, such as pumping stations, are completed with our pumps and loading equipment. Wessuc’s equipment can be specified to meet the facility flowrates.
We continually lead the way in safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible haulage of waste material.
Lagoon clean outs occur for regular maintenance of a facility.
The requirement for regular cleaning will vary depending on the influent characteristics, lagoon size, and effluent criteria imposed. These can lead to a range of anywhere from five to twenty-five years before a regular cleanout is required.
Lagoon cleaning can be done in a number of ways depending on the purpose of the cleaning and the design characteristics of the lagoon itself. Polypropylene lined lagoons require additional care to ensure the liner is not punctured or torn during the cleaning process.
Wessuc has extensive experience cleaning lagoons. Whether they are clay lined or have a synthetic liner, Wessuc has the required resources to complete each project. Lagoon cleaning may be combined with our dewatering operation to provide temporary storage and additional management options.
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