Industrial Pressure Washers Meet the Toughest Cleaning Challenges

A minute or two, a little soap, some water, and a sponge, or even just a damp cloth will be more than enough to address most typical household cleaning tasks. However, when faced with the job of cleaning the family 4×4 after a weekend of off-roading, the latter will simply not make the grade. Imagine, then, what it might take to return an articulated truck or a diesel locomotive to something approaching its original showroom condition. With industrial pressure washers, even challenging tasks such as these can be made quick and simple.

The Effects of Pressure

Anyone who has ever used a garden hose will, at some stage, have learned that, by squeezing the outlet, it is possible to increase the water pressure and to create a fine spray. Attaching an adjustable nozzle, of course, is a far more effective way to produce this effect. If we, rather than feeding water to the nozzle via a hose connected directly to a domestic tap, instead first use a pump to apply pressure to the water, the result will only be more dramatic. Indeed, it is precisely this setup, and its basic principles, that forms the basis of a typical industrial pressure washer.

Industrial Pressure Washers – Domestic and Commercial Applications

While less powerful models are now freely available for domestic use and, for example, are the perfect solution for that mud-caked 4×4, power washing tools are more widely used for commercial and industrial applications. Often clients will outsource their heavy-duty cleaning tasks to a specialised professional cleaning firm, but logistics and public transport companies will often undertake these tasks in-house.

Depending upon the required application, different industrial pressure washers may be called for. Nozzles allow a degree of adjustment to the water pressure, which, between models, can vary from as low as 750 psi to 30 000 psi, in extreme cases, but most commonly operate between 1 500 and 5 000 psi. While adjusting a nozzle can increase or decrease pressure, it also offers a means to adjust the length, angle, or width of the jet.

As well as being useful for cleaning vehicles and machinery, industrial pressure washers can be used on driveways, external walls, gutters, roofs, filling station forecourts, and parking lots, to name just a few. Storage tanks and pipelines are also commonly cleaned in this fashion. In those areas that tend to be the haunt of graffiti artists, power washing with a strong detergent can often be an effective means to clean up without too much effort.

Bestline Manufacturing

Based in Johannesburg, Bestline has been the sole distributor of CAT pumps for almost 50 years. Models in the world-class CAT range form the beating hearts of industrial pressure washers and numerous other applications of hydrostatic technology.