Envirocare strengthens its Whale Tankers fleet with trailer 29 March 2011

Cheshire-based Envirocare North West has recently invested in a non-hazardous, frameless Whalevac tanker trailer to support the company's waste disposal, treatment and drainage operations.

Envirocare managing director Richard Griffiths says the 29,000 litre capacity vehicle has been manufactured from BS EN 10025 S275 J0 carbon steel and fitted to a 44-tonne Whalevac chassis complete with air suspension and lifting front axle.

Vacuum and pressure are supplied by a Mistral 701 Series exhauster compressor, and the unit is destined to carry sewage and other sludges.

"Having operated a Whale vacuum tanker in the past, we were particularly impressed with its build quality. After nine years in almost constant operation, the pressure vessel shows a minimum thickness loss of 0.3mm," comments Griffiths.

"That says a lot about the quality of manufacture when you think what these tankers are called upon to transport on a daily basis," he quips. "Not surprisingly, we also had very few maintenance issues and are expectant that the new tanker will perform equally as well."

Joining Envirocare's four strong tanker fleet, the VacuumWhale complies with the Pressure System Regulations SI1999 No 2001 Directive No 97/23/EC and has an operating pressure of one bar.

John Challen

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