Most advanced recycling tanker yet bound for Scotland 09 June 2010

Taylors Industrial Services of Aberdeen, one of the largest family owned waste management firms in Scotland, has taken delivery of an an advanced Kaiser-Whale sewer cleaning Jet-Vac with continuous dirty water recycling.

The unit is the biggest and most impressive ever built by Solihull-based Whale, and joins Taylors' 40-strong tanker fleet.

Specified on Scania's new R-series R560, 6 x 4 rear-steer 6.1m wheelbase chassis, the 32 tonne KaiserWhale is the first to feature three vacuum pumps, as well as an eight-inch diameter suction loading boom assembly with hydraulic operation through 300° rotation.

Taylors managing director Kevin Taylor explains that this feature alone means the tanker can load up to depths of 50 metres.

In brief details, the KaiserWhale's debris/sludge compartment has a 8,900-litre capacity and is equipped with six-inch diameter inlet and outlet valves to improve operating efficiency. The tank is manufactured from high performance 304 EN 1.4301 stainless steel and has a capacity of 12,700 litres. And the tanker also has a 2,800-litre clean water tank and 1,000-litre overspill tank.

At the heart of the KaiserWhale, developed by Whale in technical partnership with Kaiser AG, are the jetting and vacuum pumps, and a single stage filtration system that helps make the vehicle lighter and more durable than traditional units.

On the vacuum side, two Kaiser KWP3100i liquid ring pumps, delivering 2400m3/hr at 85% maximum vacuum, are joined by a Mistral 401 vacuum pump, piped to provide 1bar discharge pressure.

As for jetting, the tanker is fitted with a Kaiser KDU high pressure water pump, with a flow rate up to 400 l/min and 200bar. Then, at the rear of the vehicle is a hydraulically-operated Whale Mega Reel with a 180m, 1¼in thermoplastic jetting hose.

"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," says Taylor.

"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."

Brian Tinham

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