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Suck it Up Septic Pump Outs

Description

Septic vacuum tankers are also not required to meet any specific requirements by the EPA, this is also true of any tankers for the transporting of sewer waste also. this could change anytime. VTS has taken the approach that, “why should we build only a septic spec tanker when chances are you will be doing at the very least grease traps or even some other EPA classified wastes??” All VTS build septic tankers are capable of pumping and transporting additional wastes. If you specifically require a septic only tanker then ask and we will price one accordingly.

Septic tankers typically have vane type pumps and tipping is not usually required but can be an option. Most septic pumpers want maximum capacity so payload is critical. See the web page on vacuum tank substrates for more information on this topic.

Septic waste is not highly corrosive and VTS build many septic and grease trap tanks and tankers out of aluminium these days due to the huge extra payload generated by the weight saving.

VTS also build specific septic tanks and tankers for some mining companies and these are dedicated septic only style tankers for pumping and transporting mine camp waste.

Typical standard sizes for septic tanks usually in stock are 8000, 10000, 12000 and 14500L in aluminium, 6000, 8000, 11000 and 13000L in mild steel.

Aluminium vacuum tankers greatly increase payload. They are approximately 60-70% lighter than a steel vacuum tank. What this means is that instead of carting around say 4000kg of vacuum tank you might only drag around say 1000kg the other 3000kg is available for you in extra payload and profit!

Mild steel vacuum tankers are widely used throughout the vacuum truck industry world wide.

VTS has built over 500 mild steel vacuum tankers.

Mild steel is durable and robust, easily fixed should any cracking occur and are renown for being able to handle a wide cross section of waste products throughout the life of the tank.

Life expectancy of a mild steel vacuum tank can be as long as 25-30 years.

All VTS mild steel vacuum tankers are constructed using 8mm grade 250. VTS have AS1210 design verification numbers for many of our standard designs.

Legal capacity of vacuum tanks vary depending on the specification of the vacuum system, vane pumps are lighter than liquid ring pumps, also truck tare weight can impact on the actual legal capacity.

Typically 6x4 lighter tare truck maybe able to carry around 11-12000lts as a rigid non tipping, if tipping then take off around 1000-1500lt in payload, so maybe 10000 litres legal, then if a heavy vacuum pumping system is used this could take another 800-1000 litres of payload.

Specifications

Tank Construction
Low Carbon Steel or Aluminium
Tank Sizes
Low Carbon Steel - 8000L, 11000L
Aluminium - 12000L, 14500L
Vacuum System
Vane
Self Contained
Yes
Pump
Diesel or petrol, 320 cfm
Tipper
No
Rear Full Opening Door
No
Tank Mount
Truck
Water Tanks
Optional
Mine Spec Available
Yes

Grease Trap

Grease Trap Tanks

Description

Grease trap waste is an EPA controlled waste. Vacuum tankers which pump and transport grease trap waste will need to comply to each state's EPA requirements. It would appear that Victoria’s EPA is probably the most advanced when it comes to actually setting a standard which must be met in order to get a permit to pump and transport grease trap waste.

VTS has been building grease trap vacuum tankers for many years. Most popular are the low clearance units which are used for underground car parks where the head height is often under 2m.

Many companies are now considering aluminium vacuum tanks for their grease trap tanker applications. Payload is considerably higher and this means less time travelling to and from dump sites and more time on the job.

Apart from specific state requirements there is little difference between a septic and grease trap capable vacuum tanker. Vane pumps are favoured because they are simple and relatively lightweight compared to liquid ring vacuum pumps.

VTS standard sizes are the same as septic tankers and also come in the same material options.

Aluminium vacuum tankers greatly increase payload. They are approximately 60-70% lighter than a steel vacuum tank. What this means is that instead of carting around say 4000kg of vacuum tank you might only drag around say 1000kg the other 3000kg is available for you in extra payload and profit!

Grease traps and aluminium vacuum tankers are a match made in heaven. Perfectly suited.

Mild steel vacuum tankers are widely used throughout the vacuum truck industry world wide.

VTS has built over 500 mild steel vacuum tankers.

Mild steel is durable and robust, easily fixed should any cracking occur and are renown for being able to handle a wide cross section of waste products throughout the life of the tank.

Life expectancy of a mild steel vacuum tank can be as long as 25-30 years.

All VTS mild steel vacuum tankers are constructed using 8mm grade 250. VTS have AS1210 design verification numbers for many of our standard designs.

Generally speaking aluminium is more expensive but the payback is quicker due to greater load efficiencies.

In the case of the smaller tankers we can make them out of aluminium or mild steel. The mild steel tank is small enough to fit into a galvanising vat so it can be galvanised which increases the tank life even more.

The Provac is a great little unit, made entirely from aluminium it is designed to be used for waste sumps and pits which are contained inside buildings. It easily fits inside a standard door width and is light enough to go inside a lift in the case of high rise buildings.

The Provac is ideal for hospitals, universities and restaurants there are many uses this machine could fulfil.

The Provac is powered by a 240v motor with a small vane pump, it comes complete with flex and suction hose ready to use.

Specifications

Tank Construction
Aluminium
Tank Sizes
3000L, 6000L, 10000L, 12000L, 14500L
Vacuum System
Vane
Self Contained
Yes
Pump
Diesel or petrol, 150 cmf or 320 cfm
Tipper
No
Rear Full Opening Door
No
Tank Mount
Truck
Water Tanks
No
Mine Spec Available
No

Light Industrial Liquid (Drill Muds etc.)

Light Industrial Liquid (Drill Muds etc.)

Description

Light industrial vacuum tankers are most often mild steel in construction due to the many and varied loads they are required to pump and transport throughout their life. Some operators who are very careful have been known to buy aluminium vacuum tanks for this application. Generally speaking though light, medium and heavy industrial vacuum tankers are usually mild steel in construction.

These tankers can have either vane or liquid ring pumps and also would normally have a tipping tank. These tankers could also have on board water tanks and also a high pressure water pump in addition to the vacuum system.

Light industrial vacuum tankers are capable of doing the work of a septic and/or a grease trap tanker. More often than not they will be heavier in construction due to the increased requirements imposed by various states. This can include roll over protection, hand rails, rear bumpers and in some cases depending on the operator/owner a full opening rear door. Typical uses for a light industrial vacuum tanker could be drill muds, light sludges and slurries.

Light industrial tankers are used for many different rolls; not having a rear door can make it difficult to off load many heavier wastes.

Typically these tankers are used for septics, grease traps, TITs, light drill muds and other wastes not requiring rear doors.

Mild steel is the preferred material from here on in.

Light industrial tankers can be built on many different chassis to suit job specific requirements.

Specifications

Tank Construction
Low Carbon Steel or Aluminium
Tank Sizes
Low Carbon Steel - 10000L, 13000L
Aluminium - 10000L, 12000L
Vacuum System
Vane / Liquid Ring
Self Contained
Yes
Pump
Diesel or petrol, 320 cfm
Tipper
Yes
Rear Full Opening Door
No
Tank Mount
Truck
Water Tanks
Optional
Mine Spec Available
No

Hook Lift Tanks

Hook Lift Tanks

Description

Hook lift vacuum tanks are really a compromise. Due to the hook unit on the cab chassis they are not capable of carrying a true payload, the end result is often something around 3-4000kg less due to the weight of the infrastructure.

Hook lift tanks are always mild steel. Some have rear doors; others don’t.

Having a truck that is capable of doing many other tasks is well worth the disadvantage of a reduced payload. Many hook lift trucks have tray, tipper and vacuum tanker bodies which make them versatile.

Specifications

Tank Construction
Low Carbon Steel
Tank Sizes
9000L
Vacuum System
Liquid Ring / Blower
Self Contained
Optional
Pump
No
Tipper
Yes
Rear Full Opening Door
Optional
Tank Mount
Skid
Water Tanks
No
Mine Spec Available
Yes

 

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