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High Pressure Sprays


  • Most environmental issues are related to the cleaning liquid used.

  • This type of equipment can consume cleaning liquid and generate waste at rates exceeding 10 gal/min. Most systems can be designed to recirculate the cleaning liquid through a storage tank. The contaminant that has been removed from the part can then settle out or be separated from the cleaning liquid.

  • The contaminant removed from the part may become a waste that must be disposed of or treated.

  • Make sure that your supply of water is adequate for the anticipated requirements. In some areas, availability of new water permits is limited.

  • Do NOT assume that if you use water you can spray in the open and allow the water to run to drain. Check with your local water and sewer authorities first.

  • Beware of the effluent foaming potential of some chemical additives.

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