Cleaning large-diameter sewer pipelines is a difficult operation. Collection systems that include large-diameter sewers (greater than 36 inches in diameter) require a different cleaning process than standard small-diameter sewers. Increased pipe flow, larger debris deposits, greater pipe lengths and deeper manhole depths that require higher jetting power all contribute to the challenges of cleaning large-diameter sewers.
Contractors, municipalities, and utility companies cleaning large-diameter pipes can all realize great benefits using a combination sewer cleaner equipped with a water recycling system. These customers are facing many of the same challenges: reducing the impact on the environment, conserving resources, advancing productivity of the line-cleaning process, and cleaning more sewer line with the resources they have. A water recycling system provides a substantial step in the right direction.
The AquaStar’s vacuum cleaning and jetting capabilities is purpose-built for sewer cleaning large diameter pipelines. The AquStar Water Recycler cleans sewers and pipelines using high-pressure water while simultaneously vacuuming backflushed debris and water to its onboard debris body. The Rotomax water recycling system allows water pulled from the sewer to be filtered in the debris body and cycled back into the jetting process.
Water recycling allows an operator to continuously work uninterrupted without having to leave the jobsite to offload the debris tank. Liquids can be offloaded via positive pressure in the debris body resulting in a lighter load being hauled to the dumpsite. This reduces fuel consumption operator time that can add up when frequent trips off the jobsite are required.
KAISER PREMIER also offers a line of Proteus and Hathorn pipeline inspection cameras that perfectly pair with the AquaStar during large pipeline cleaning and inspection applications. Pipeline inspection cameras can be used to simply inspect pipe integrity or observe blockages in a pipe. An AquaStar can start cleaning operations at one manhole while working towards the next. An inspection camera is usually placed in the distant manhole and travels back towards the AquaStar while monitoring the clearing of blockages like grease, roots, and municipal waste.