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How are large means of transport washed and sanitized?

PNR designs and manufactures two cleaning and sanitation systems for large means of transport

How are large means of transport washed and sanitized?

PNR designs and manufactures two cleaning and sanitation systems for large means of transport

SCENARIO FOR THE SECTOR

The external washing of large public or commercial means of transport -such as trains and trucks- is an important application for PNR products. It’s a highly specialized field that requires high quality technical solutions that our company is able to provide.

In general, it is possible to identify three cleaning phases for commercial vehicles such as trucks and trains:

1 | PRE-WASH: in this phase a pressure washer -which could be fixed, mobile, with hot or cold water- is often used;
2 | MAIN WASH: softened dirt is removed from the vehicle with shampoo or foam. This is the phase during which the roof, sides and even the underbody of buses, trucks and trains are cleaned;
3 | VEHICLE CARE: an additional program such as waxing can extend the life of the vehicle by protecting the paint from external agents.

The external washing of large public or commercial means of transport -such as trains and trucks- is an important application for PNR products. It’s a highly specialized field that requires high quality technical solutions that ourcompany is able to provide.

Phase 2 different system configurations are:

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Trains’ underbody: a challenge for cleaning

PNR develops an effective washing system for trains’ underbody

THE PROBLEM

An essential factor for the optimal functioning of a railway system is good maintenance and the internal and external washing of trains is an extremely important component.
During its operation, a train is subject to atmospheric agents such as rain and snow and often dirt accumulates in the rails and consequently also on the train’s underbody (the part below the train).

The customer who contacted PNR needed a bespoke system for cleaning the trains’ underbody, a difficult point to reach with traditional drive-through commercial vehicle washing systems.

PNR SOLUTION

PNR has developed a 13 nozzles-manifolds system to be installed on the tracks where the trains are serviced, for a total of 3 manifolds. Each one is placed a few meters away from each other. The selected nozzles are K-type high impact flat jet.

The train, travelling on the tracks, meets one after the other the three manifolds that have respectively degreasing, rinsing and finishing actions.

WASHING SYSTEM FOR TRAINS’ UNDERBODY
The train moves along the three manifolds

Ramp 1 degreasing | Ramp 2 rinsing | Ramp 3 finishing

13-NOZZLE MANIFOLD
No jets overlapping

1 manifold | 2 spray

ADVANTAGES

PNR solution can be mounted on the same tracks in which the drive-through washing is carried out, this allows to optimize times by reaching a high level of cleanliness.

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A current problem: the sanitization of trucks exterior

PNR designs a portal for the sanitation of trucks

THE PROBLEM

Large means of transport such as trucks, traveling continuously and also covering long distances, represent a potential danger for the spread of viruses, bacteria and in general of harmful substances.
PNR has therefore responded to the need to sanitize the exterior of trucks and large vehicles with a particular variation of its SaniGate sanitation solution: the
SaniTruck.

PNR SOLUTION

PNR has designed a system suitable for the sanitation of vehicles that can be customized according to the type of vehicle to be sanitized and the degree of sanitation required. It’s designed to be easily transportable and quickly assembled.

SaniTruck consists of a stainless steel tube portal with integrated spraying system. The sanitising liquid is sucked directly from the containment bin located near the SKID pumping unit. The system is activated when the vehicle passes through a photocell.
The spray time (from 2 sec up to 2 min) can be adjusted by an analog timer placed inside the control cabinet. The system shall be connected to the mains for its operation.

SANITRUCK
device in action

SANITRUCK
view of the tank

ADVANTAGES

The SaniTruck system for sanitizing vehicles is extremely flexible and adaptable to customer needs. Its structure, light and easy to assemble, easily responds to the need for sanitation without the need for large assembly works.