Whale Tankers of Solihull – a specialist manufacturer to the waste and cleaning industries – is exhibiting its increasingly popular and highly specialised KAISERWhale at this year’s RWM Exhibition, a product that is now recognised as the leading dirty water recycler here in the UK.
With the manufacture and supply of end products forming only one part of the equation, visitors to the exhibition will also gain an insight into the infrastructure that Whale Tankers has in place to support its specialist equipment over the product life cycle.
Not only will visitors to the RWM will get the opportunity to learn about the comprehensive parts and accessories programme that Whale operates, they will gain an overview of the company’s service offering that continues to set benchmark standards and which remains the envy of the industry.
Additionally, Whale Tankers will be unveiling details of its newly-created Whale Training Academy – a facility dedicated to the delivery of industry wide training packages covering areas such as waste and cleaning jetting, operating in confined spaces and traffic management. Whale will also promote its standing as the largest independent vacuum and pressure tanker inspection body in the UK.
Sporting the livery of Whale Tankers customer, SP Holding of Telford Shropshire – a leading contractor and events specialist – the KAISERWhale represents an effective approach to heavy-duty jetting and sewer maintenance. With water recycling becoming increasingly important for obvious reasons, the KAISERWhale is at the forefront on applications of this kind.
Developed by Whale Tankers in technical partnership with Kaiser AG – both leaders in their respective fields – the specialist unit recycles the water it uses during jetting operations, therefore maximising time spent working on site and minimising time spent off it taking on supplies of fresh water.
Supplied on a Volvo FM 400 8 x 4 chassis, the 32 tonne GVW Jet-Vac tipping tanker unit is scheduled to join an SP Holding fleet of over 100 vehicles after the show and will operate on preventative maintenance and cleaning contracts with leading water authorities, utility providers and specialist organisations involved in the cleaning of culverts and larger diameter sewers.
The SP Holding KAISERWhale features a ‘spiral cassette’ loading boom option equipped with a 12m, 6” suction pipe. In addition to providing a 300º rotation, this means the tanker can load up to depths of 8 metres below ground without the need to load additional hoses manually.
The tanker features the Kaiser KDU High Pressure Water pump assembly and KWP High Performance Liquid Ring Pump. The jetting pump delivers high flow and pressure performance and is capable of achieving a flow rate of up to 110 gpm at 200 bar. Located at the rear of the vehicle is a hydraulically operated Whale ‘Mega Reel’ that effectively handles a 180m, 1 ¼” sewer jetting hose. Also now featured as standard is Whale’s hose reel counter. Having all the controls for jetting, vacuum and recycling clearly and logically set out on a single panel, facilitates efficient day-to-day operation of the unit.