Pressure Power Systems, Inc.
Phone: (336) 996-5585
e-Mail: Support Staff
Spill Containment System
Yes, however there are four considerations that you need to be aware of:
It has been our experience that most people are much better off getting the complete Vacu-Boom system.
Vac trucks produce much higher suction pressures and airflow than are needed by the Vacu-Boom; however the booms are equipped with adjustable air bypass valves. These valves can be adjusted to allow boom operation with any high volume vac system.
Yes. The boom is made up of 5 ft. sections that can be joined together to form virtually any length or circle diameter. However, the longer the boom, the more air flow (CFM) is required. For any lengths or configurations other than standard models, please contact Pressure Power Systems Application Engineering Department at 336.996.5585.
In most cases, you can place a 20 ft. or 40 ft. boom in the run off flow path behind the pressure washer. As you move the pressure washer to new positions, you also move the boom. The boom can be easily moved in a few seconds.
All outdoor paved areas are made with at least a slight slope for rainwater drainage even though they may look flat to the eye. A 20 ft. or 40 ft boom on the down slope side is the way to do it.
Longer discharge hoses are available to 150 feet or more. The total vertical rise is limited to 15 ft.
No. The suction hose between the boom and vac must not be longer than 25 ft. Use a longer discharge hose. (See number 6 above.)
No. For proper operation the vac recovery unit must be at or below (down slope) the elevation of the boom.
Normal set up or takes down time for a 20 ft or 40 ft. boom is 4 minutes or less.
Use a portable generator. The minimum size would be as follows:
There are special fittings available including square corners which allow rectangular shapes and other configurations. For assistance, contact Pressure Power Systems, Inc. Application Engineering Department.
Yes. EPA laws are enforced at state and local levels and this system has been widely accepted by regulators throughout all 50 states and most foreign countries to include Australia, Canada, Europe and Japan.
Yes. The boom is designed to seal over rough surfaces such as asphalt or concrete that is in disrepair.
Yes. Parts are readily available from factory stock and can be shipped by U.P.S. or Fed Ex overnight if necessary. Pressure Power Systems has been in business 27 years and guarantees immediate availability of parts.
The boom system is made to be very durable. The life depends on the way they are used, handled and maintained. The first systems were put into service in 1993 and most are still going strong.
EPA laws prohibit wastewater from being discharged onto the ground or storm drains. In most cases the wastewater is collected at the job site and subsequently discharged into a sanitary sewer connection (wash sinks, toilets, etc. that are connected to a sewage treatment plant). The level of contaminants must be below certain limits for sanitary sewer discharge. If the contaminants are too high, the wastewater must first be pretreated before sanitary sewer discharge. Pressure Power Systems, Inc. offers an economical filter system for use with the Vacu-Boom system when necessary. Contact Application Engineering Department for information.
The Vacu-Boom system is compatible with most oil/water separators and treatment units and can be directly connected to the inlet of the treatment unit.
None. The boom forms an absolute watertight seal.
A 20 ft. system (VB20-VR1) or a 40 ft. system (VB40-VR1) will extract all wastewater generated up to 10 GPM. Much higher extraction rates are possible. Contact Pressure Power Systems, Inc. Application Engineering Department.