Whale Tankers of Solihull – a specialist manufacturer to the waste and cleaning industries – has recently fulfilled an order for its biggest and most advanced Kaiser-Whale sewer cleaning Jet-Vac with continuous dirty water recycling.
Joining the 40-strong tanker fleet of Taylors Industrial Services Ltd of Aberdeen – one of the largest family owned waste management companies in Scotland – the highly specialised tanker will be deployed within Scotland to support multi-dimensional contracts, primarily within the sewage and shipping/marine sectors.
Specified on Scania’s new R-series R560, 6 x 4 rear steer 6.1m wheelbase chassis, the 32 tonne KaiserWhale is the first Whale recycler to feature three vacuum pumps, not to mention an 8" diameter suction loading boom assembly that features fully-hydraulic operation through 300° rotation. This feature alone means the tanker can load up to depths of 50 metres. Additionally, the KaiserWhale’s debris compartment is equipped with 6" large diameter inlet and outlet valves for improved operating efficiency.
Manufactured using high performance 304 EN 1.4301) grade stainless steel, the Taylors KaiserWhale has a carrying capacity of some 12,700 litres. Alongside a debris/sludge compartment with 8,900 litres capacity, are a 2,800-litre clean water tank and 1,000-litre nominal capacity overspill tank.
Developed by Whale Tankers in technical partnership with Kaiser AG – an acknowledged leader in water recycling equipment in Europe – the specialist unit recycles the water it uses during jetting operations, therefore maximising time spent working on site and minimising the time involved taking on supplies of fresh water.
At the heart of the KaiserWhale is a jetting and vacuum pump, both of which are dedicated to recycling, and a single stage filtration system which helps make the vehicle significantly lighter and more durable.
On this latest Kaiser-Whale, the vacuum functionality is supported by a three-pump system for improved operating performance. Alongside two Kaiser KWP3100i liquid ring pumps delivering 2400m3/hr (1410cfm) at 85% maximum vacuum is an additional Mistral 401 vacuum pump, piped to provide 1 bar discharge pressure.
In terms of jetting capability, the new unit features the Kaiser KDU High Pressure Water pump assembly. The KDU delivers high performance, with a flow rate of up to 400 l/min maximum up to 200 bar. Located at the rear of the vehicle is a hydraulically operated Whale ‘Mega Reel’ that effectively handles a 180m, 1 ¼" thermoplastic jetting hose.
Commenting on the decision to specify the KaiserWhale, Taylors Managing Director and family member, Kevin Taylor said: "We have always adopted a policy of procuring highly specialised pieces of capital equipment as a means of ensuring we have the magnitude of vehicle required to fulfilled our the needs of our customer base in the future, and the KaiserWhale is a classic example. It is a highly-sophisticated unit and one that we are confident will help us to expand our range of waste management services throughout the UK."
He added: "The first Whale Tanker that we put into service is now 20 years old, so we know that the product offers brilliant longevity, and we will be looking for much the same from this latest generation recycler."