New water recycling system from Smith Bros & Webb helps drive down carbon footprint and cost

29 March, 21

A new water recycling system designed by commercial wash equipment manufacturer Smith Bros & Webb (SBW) is allowing commercial vehicle operators to keep their fleets hygienically clean in a cost effective way and drastically reducing their carbon footprint.

The company, which manufactures all Britannia washing systems, has used 77 years of experience of providing cleaning solutions to the transport sector to design a range of water recycling equipment to complement its existing range of commercial vehicle wash plants.

The system allows customers to cut the volume of water they use to clean their fleets, in turn helping to save operational costs and reduce their impact on the environment, all the while maintaining a gleaming fleet of buses, coaches or commercial vehicles.

With a unique three-tank design contained in a one-piece fabricated construction, the RC200 system is robust and one of the most advanced systems available in the marketplace today.

The process allows the sediment generated from the wash process to be filtered and removes harmful waste products such as organics, shampoo and oils before storing the water for re-use.

With more focus being placed on the risk of legionnaires and the responsibilities imposed on operators to ensure these risks are eliminated, SBW has designed the RC200 to include the added ability to check, monitor and control specific risks associated with legionnaires allowing the operator to run the wash plant with confidence that all water spray particles are within a specified requirements before distributing to the wash pad. This process also incorporates all tanks associated with the water processing including the underground water storage facility associated to all wash plants, again unique to the design.

The end result is a reduced water bill, reduced carbon footprint and a reduced risk of legionnaires exposure without compromising on the presentation of the fleet.

Dave Barker, Managing Director of Britannia Washing Systems which supplies a range of water reclamation and recycling systems from its base in Alcester, UK.

He said: “With the ever-growing issues surrounding the sustainability of water usage around the world, more companies are taking action to reduce their carbon footprint and thus recognising that along with these reductions the benefits of water reclamation and recycling systems also offer a huge reduction in operating costs, which in the current climate is an essential requirement in all sectors.

“The RC200 is highly effective and can result in substantial savings, all the while ensuring your fleet’s appearance remains impeccable.”

With a global reputation for their longevity, reliability and unrivalled wash quality, Britannia washing systems are produced at Smith Bros & Webb’s factory in the UK and exported worldwide.

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