Waterblasting equipment is utilized by utility and oilfield services contractors for cleaning pipes, tanks and other equipment, as well as in various hydraulic mining applications. Below is an assortment of waterblasting and hydro/vac equipment, along with nozzles, pumps and safety monitors, to aid contractors in the field.
Economy nozzle kit
The Economy Jetter Nozzle Kit from Amazing Machinery Inc. includes a laser nozzle, ram nozzle and rotating nozzle. The laser nozzle includes a forward jet and three back jets to dislodge blockages, keeping flow clean. The ram nozzle includes three back jets, which flush loose debris to maintain a fluid motion without irritation. The rotating nozzle, with two side and two back jets, polishes and maximizes line recovery. Each nozzle comes in two separate sizes. 800/504-7435; www.amazingmachinery.com.
High-flow cart jetter
High-flow cart jetters from American Jetter utilize a 12-gallon water tank that works much like an air compressor tank, allowing a buffer zone for the pump water source. The balance of the system allows the user to move the cart with the tank empty like any ordinary cart jetter. Once in position, connect a garden hose and start to jet. Oversize supports provide enhanced operation stability. Each unit comes standard with a portable hose reel with up to 300 feet of 3/8-inch hose, foot valve operation for safety, wash down gun kit and a set of three nozzles. Options include wireless remote, Wart Hog nozzle and several flow/psi rates. 866/944-3569; www.americanjetter.com.
Towable jetter nozzle
The Cnt-r-KUT “TOW HOOK” towable jetter nozzle from Arthur Products allows for pressurized water to be applied by the integration of a towing nozzle that can be pulled through the line. The technician can also pull a line from point “A” to point “B” if required. It is flexible enough to conform to damaged or deformed lines and can easily be trimmed in the field to fit virtually any line from 2 to 8 inches in diameter by attaching a 3/8- or 1/2-inch National Pipe Taper hose to one end. It is available in standard and mini sizes. 800/322-0510; www.arthurproducts.com.
The EZ-8 tank-cleaning machine from Gamajet features a fluid-driven, versatile and durable design and is lightweight for easy handling and maneuverability. It can be customized to the customer’s specific needs, with options that include directional nozzles enabling usage in various tanks and vessels in a number of applications. It eliminates the need for confined space entry, reducing time spent cleaning. It combines pressure and flow to create high-impact cleaning jets that deliver impingement force by rotating in a repeatable and reliable 360-degree pattern. It has a flow rate of 25 to 130 gpm and a pressure range of 20 to 1,000 psi. 877/426-2538; www.gamajet.com.
The O’Brien 7040-SC diesel-powered hydrojetter from Hi-Vac features plate-mounted polyethylene water tanks with a 700-gallon capacity. The swinger reel pivots 190 degrees, providing easy access to the manhole regardless of how the trailer is parked. The hydraulically actuated reel has a variable-speed control. It is powered by a 65-hp Cummins diesel with Murphy safety gauges and variable electronic throttle control. The triplex pump is rated to 40 gpm at 2,000 psi. The standard 400-foot high-impact thermoplastic sewer hose is easy to clean, maintains stiffness and is abrasion-resistant. The tandem-axle trailer has a 6-foot channel frame and is rated to carry a full tank of water at highway speeds. 800/638-1901; www.obrienmfg.com.
Convertible water jet unit
The 1005 Series from NLB Corp. combines the power of 1,000 hp with 4,000- to 20,000-psi convertibility. It includes two models with inline fluid ends that can be converted with a simple kit to any of five operating pressures and flows, up to a maximum flow of 333 gpm. These diesel-powered units are built around a slow-running quintuplex plunger pump, and feature internal gearing that eliminates the need for large pulleys or belts, reducing the overall footprint. Features include a forged steel crankshaft mounted in heavy-duty bearings and drive pinion output shafts on both sides of the pump to accommodate opposite-hand drive. Operating controls, including the bypass valve and pressure gauge with snubber, are mounted on a separate accessory manifold. 800/441-5059; www.nlbcorp.com.
Trailer power washer
Trailer power washers/water blasters from Power Line Industries feature power plants from 18 to 35 hp with outputs up to 10 gpm and pressures from 3,000 to 5,000 psi with hot or cold water. They are fully engineered for continuous-duty service, which includes triple V-belt-driven General Emperor Series pumps, a separate 115-volt generator to power the electrical system and a pump-saver system. Capacities start at 200 gallons on single axle trailers, and up to 1,050 gallons on larger trailers. They are available in open trailers, skid power units and enclosed trailer units. 800/624-8186; www.powerlineindustries.com.
The 3/6 Blast-Pro waterblaster flex lance from SPIR STAR features a 0.50-inch end fitting OD and 40,000-psi working pressure. It is available with 1/4-inch 28 and 3/8-inch 24 male nipple ends and can be used in small-diameter tube cleaning applications. 800/890-7827; www.spirstar.com.
Automated tube lancing system
The StoneAge Sabertooth automated tube lancing system is remotely operated, offering better visibility and increased safety by moving the operator away from the hoses. The self-contained dual hose reel has up to 52 feet of usable stroke for cleaning tubes from 0.87- to 2-inch diameter at up to 22,000 psi. The autostroke feature recognizes when a nozzle has reached a blockage and automatically retracts the hose slightly to keep the tool rotating. Remote shotgunning capabilities are also available, allowing for safe cleaning of exterior bundle faces and tube interiors in one setup. The entire assembly is quickly dismantled to fit through 24-inch manways. 866/795-1586; www.stoneagetools.com.
Rig mat cleaning and recycling system
The rig mat cleaning and recycling system from T. George Podell & Co. features a head assembly combined with WaterSafe wash water collection and recycling equipment that will speed up a rig mat cleaning operation while lowering water hauling and disposal costs. The water blasting equipment and all recycling and filtration equipment is housed in a transportable 40-foot-high cube-insulated container. All systems are custom designed for the application and workflow. They feature a 360-degree rig mat cleaning head assembly, a containerized closed-loop wash water recycling system, 40 gpm water flow at 4,000 psi cold water or 20 gpm flow at 180 degrees hot water and 20 gpm cold water. 800/897-7515; www.rigmatwasher.com.
Pressure washer hose
Kobrajet I 4,000 psi pressure washer hose from Water Cannon is a wire non-marking gray hose ideal for cleaning surfaces that are likely to show hose marks like pool patios, roof tops and indoor surfaces such as kitchen floors and countertops. It features high-tensile steel wire braid components, with free bend restrictors and a free swivel included in the package. It comes in a variety of lengths and works well with industrial and consumer pressure washers. It can endure temperatures from -40 up to 275 degrees F. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.
High-Pressure Water Pumps
Self-priming centrifugal pump
The HL260M Dri-Prime pump from Godwin, a Xylem brand, provides high head capabilities, ideal for jetting and handling raw sewage, sludges and liquids with solids up to 3 inches. It provides maximum flows to 5,300 gpm, and discharge capabilities to 500 feet of total dynamic head, or 216 psi. It features automatic priming from dry to 28 inches without operator assistance or foot valve control; an oil bath seal for dry-running and reduced maintenance costs; and a cast chromium steel impeller for longer life. It comes with a diesel or gas engine or electric motor; 316 or CD4Mcu stainless steel pump-end construction for high and low pH applications; highway trailer or skid mount, for overnight running with fuel tanks; and sound-attenuated enclosures. 800/247-8674; www.godwinpumps.com.
Plunger pumps from Moro USA are high-pressure triplex water pumps designed for a wide variety of industrial applications. Producing a smooth liquid flow up to a maximum water temperature of 140 degrees on standard pumps (higher temperature ratings available), the double projection driveshaft can be operated by pulley, flexible joint or cardan shaft. The pump includes ceramic plungers, double-pressure packings, vertical-fitted valves, water spill venting and oil-bath mechanical parts with splash lubrication. They are available with a maximum flow rate of 128 gpm and maximum pressure of 22,000 psi. Versions include stainless steel or aluminum-bronze fluid ends designed for pumping corrosive liquids. 800/383-6304; www.morousa.com.
Jet/Vac Combo Machines/Components
Hydroexcavating boom elbows
Custom Boom Elbows manufactures both 70- and 90-degree boom elbows available for a range of hydroexcavating and municipal sewer work vehicles. Both feature a 25.1-inch circumference and 8-inch diameter with flanged ends. All models are built with a 1/2-inch wall thickness for longevity and endurance. 604/835-0199; www.customboomelbowsbc.com.
EW2300 Series high intensity LED worklamps from ECCO provide 3,000 lumens of light output, and are ideally suited to the extraction industries in dark conditions, where maximum illumination is a fundamental aspect of work site safety. Features include a maintenance-free service life in excess of 80,000 hours, 10-30 VDC operation, low amp draw, choice of flood or spot beams, durable aluminum heat-sink housing, IP67 intrusion protection and a three-year warranty. 800/635-5900; www.eccolink.com.
Jet/vac combo unit
The MC Advanced Series jet/vac combo unit from GapVax features a system control that includes a monitoring system allowing the operator to observe and troubleshoot the entire system. The display screen (one inside cab/one outside) will control hydraulics, blower and water pump operations with a complete complement of gauges. All body functions, boom and hose reel functions, vacuum break, throttle, area and safety lighting are wirelessly controlled, while maintaining proportional boom and hose reel control. The job card feature logs jobs, allows the technician to keep track of blower and water pump hours, and more. Specs include 3/16-inch ASTM A572 Grade 50 Exten steel, 5- to 12-cubic-yard (stainless steel also available) debris body and stainless steel water tank with the capacity of up to 2,000 gallons. Vacuum pump options range from 3,500 to 5,000 cfm with up to 27 inches Hg. The heavy-duty, double-acting, single-lift cylinder provides a stable 50-degree dump angle. The boom has an 8-foot front-mounted, telescopic design with dual lift cylinders, reaching 26 feet with a 270-degree rotation. It is ideal for jetting lines and one of its many options includes a hydroexcavation package. 888/442-7829; www.gapvax.com.
Material handling hose
Tigerflex Amphibian AMPH Series heavy-duty polyurethane-lined wet or dry material handling hose from Kuriyama of America features high abrasion resistance, with a polyurethane liner designed to resist internal wear, especially in the hose bends. It is extremely flexible, with a convoluted cover and “Cold-Flex” materials that resist hose kinking and allow the hose to remain flexible in sub-zero temperatures. It is oil and UV resistant, and can be used for fly ash collection, hydroexcavation, industrial vacuum equipment, rock, gravel, sand and crushed concrete vacuuming, slurry handling and as a sewer truck boom hose. 847/755-0360; www.kuriyama.com.
Large-capacity combination machine
The Supersucker HDX industrial jet/vac combo from Super Products is equipped with a water system that includes a 600-gallon-capacity water tank setup and hydraulic pump that delivers flow up to 14 gpm and pressure up to 3,000 psi. Its 8-foot articulating boom offers 330-degree rotation and a 27-foot reach, and has the ability to pivot 45 degrees upward and 25 degrees downward. Boom functions can be operated with either a standard wireless remote control or wired pendant. An 8-inch positive displacement vacuum system provides airflow to 5,800 cfm and 28 inches of vacuum. Single-mode filtration enables loading of both wet and dry material with no changeover. A heavy-duty, telescoping, double-acting cylinder provides a 51-degree dump angle for thorough unloading. 800/837-9711; www.superproductsllc.com.
Hydrostatically driven combination machine
Combination machines from Vac-Con are available in configurations from 3.5- to 16-cubic-yard capacities, with hydrostatically driven two- and three-stage centrifugal compressors or several optional positive displacement blowers, up to 27 inches Hg. High-pressure, smooth-flow water systems are offered up to 120 gpm and 3,000 psi, with cross-linked polyethylene water storage tanks with total capacities up to 1,500 gallons to handle the cleaning of small- or large-diameter pipe. There are front- and rear-mounted telescopic booms available with up to a 10-foot extension and 8- and 10-inch tube diameter. They can double as a vacuum excavator with the optional hydroexcavation package, allowing the operator to reduce the volume of water, maintain the pressure for digging and direct the flow through a conventional excavation hand wand. 904/284-4200; www.vac-con.com.
Positive displacement combination cleaner
AllJetVac P Series combination sewer cleaners from Vacall use a positive displacement blower system to create the jetting and vacuum forces to efficiently open and maintain critical sewer lines. The blower system is powered by the chassis engine, which reduces fuel consumption, slashes service time and eliminates emissions. The AllSmartFlow CAN bus control system allows the operator to precisely control vacuum forces as well as water flow, using only the proper quantity of water, reducing unnecessary refill trips. Debris tanks have 6-, 8-, 10- or 12-cubic-yard capacities, while 1,000-, 1,200- and 1,500-gallon water tanks are available. They have a front-mounted, pivoting hose reel and an 8-foot-6-inch extending boom with 180-degree rotation. 330/339-2211; www.vacallindustries.com.
Multistage sewer cleaner
The All/Jet/Vac combination sewer cleaner from Vacuum Sales offers a multistage vacuum filtration system, reducing maintenance and extending performance. It is available with positive displacement vacuum pumps that deliver 16 to 27 inches Hg. The water system delivers up to 3,000 psi/50 to 100 gpm. Options include a front-mounted hose reel, telescoping boom, non-rust aluminum tanks, rugged debris body, control panel, decant offload and customized tailgate designs. 800/547-7790; www.vacuumsalesinc.com.
Pressure Testing Equipment/Detectors
Gas detection instrument
The G460 from GfG Instrumentation is a rugged, compact instrument for simultaneous detection of up to six gases. Installed sensor options include infrared (NDIR) for CO2 and PID for VOC measurements. It offers automatic calibration, one-button operation, top mounted display and interchangeable battery packs for up to 25 hours of continuous operation. The rechargeable NiMH battery pack can even be equipped with optional LEDs. The large, high-resolution top display can be flipped 180 degrees by pressing two buttons. Its watertight design incorporates an impact-proof and rubberized housing. The data logger records more than 1,800 gas concentrations and alarms. The data can be downloaded to a PC for viewing, storage and evaluation. It allows operation of the instrument in diffusion or sample-draw mode. 800/959-0329; www.gfg-inc.com.
Hydrostatic test unit
The 3000HT hydrostatic test unit from Jetstream of Houston performs accurate BOP pipeline and wellhead testing. Mounted on a heavy-duty, galvanized skid with integrated fluid containment, it features a choice of a 125 hp John Deere Tier 3 or Tier 4i diesel engine, high-capacity water tank, HTV test valve and the UNx system that gives users greater flexibility to meet the various exploration, drilling and production needs of the oil and gas market. It is engineered for accurate hydrostatic testing in challenging conditions. 800/231-8192; www.waterblast.com.
Hybrid gas detection controller
The TA-2016HB hybrid wall-mount 16-channel digital/analog gas detection controller from Mil-Ram Technology combines digital modbus RTU multi-drop network architecture with standard analog 4-20 mA inputs. Network modules are available, including alarm stations and many more to achieve desired functionality. It can be used with any Mil-Ram gas detector loop-powered/three- or four-wire/modbus. It contains “no false alarms” sensor technology. An auto-configuration wizard makes configuration simple and automatic. The backlit LCD auto scrolls to provide channel data/fault diagnostics. Relay outputs are low/mid/high/fault. It is SPDT rated to 10 Amp. It monitors all gas detectors and network devices to provide immediate acknowledgement of fault condition. 888/464-5726; www.mil-ram.com.
The BW Technologies GasAlertQuattro, distributed by Milwaukee Rubber Products, is a four-gas detector that combines a comprehensive range of features with simple one-button operation. The graphic LCD displays easy-to-identify icons that indicate operational information, such as bump test and calibration status for simplified onsite auditing. IntelliFlash provides continuous visual confirmation of detector operation and compliance. It is fully compatible with the MicroDock II automatic test and calibration system. It has flexible, interchangeable battery options with extended run times, and extensive data logging and event logging capability. A full function self test is initiated upon activation and runs continuously during operation. 800/325-3730; www.milwaukeerubber.com.
Fixed-point gas monitor
The iTrans 2 fixed-point gas monitor from Oldham (An Industrial Scientific Company) features a HART Communication Protocol and a range of IR sensors targeting hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide. It can detect up to nine gasses characterized for regional LEL differences. It employs an intelligent electronics platform to provide one or two points of detection from a single head, and utilizes smart sensor technology and safety features including automatic sensor recognition, access code security and zero and cal fault protection, all enclosed within an explosion-proof aluminum or stainless steel housing. The microprocessor-controlled transmitters are capable of independent operation or multi-point system configuration. 800/338-3287; www.oldhamgas.com.