Industrial Pressure Washers: What Is on Offer?

High-pressure washers are employed in many industrial and commercial businesses. They provide the best solution for a vast range of cleaning applications. Whether on a construction site or at a food processing factory, most jobs need something to be cleaned as part of the process. From plant hygiene activities to power-washing heavy machinery or cleaning brickwork and ceramic tiles, industrial pressure washers make the task far quicker while invariably giving a better result. Industrial pressure washers come in a wide range of variants aimed at different applications.

Industrial pressure washers are designed around the solution that is required. Perhaps the pressure washer will be used for lower pressure applications, such as vehicle wash bays or commercial kitchen washdowns. Perhaps the unit will be used for more demanding, high-pressure applications? Cleaning fat off a tile floor at an abattoir? Removing graffiti from a public building? Cleaning industrial machinery or trucks? The list is endless.


Industrial Pressure Washers as Opposed to Lighter-Duty Units

Industrial Pressure WashersThere are chiefly two types of pumps used in modern industrial pressure washers, namely plunger pumps and piston pumps. In broad terms, these two types of pumps function in the same way. Both are positive displacement pumps that pull water through an intake valve and into a chamber and then push it out through an outflow valve under pressure. The intake and outflow valves are designed to allow the flow of the water in one direction only. The intake valve will only open under negative pressure and the outflow valve will only open under positive pressure. Most pumps have either two pistons or plungers (duplex pumps) or three pistons or plungers (triplex pumps). Duplex pumps have to cycle faster to generate the same pressure levels as triplex pumps are capable of. Consequently, duplex pumps generally wear faster, and can be recognised by their pulsating operation.

The key difference between the two is the high-pressure seal. In a piston pump, the seal is attached to and reciprocates along with the piston. In plunger pumps, the pressure seal remains stationary, allowing plunger pumps to be used at much higher pressures than piston pumps. The plunger is normally made out of hard ceramic, which is very durable and resistant to wear. Piston pump seals wear out more rapidly and cannot reach the same pressure levels as plunger pumps do. Industrial pressure washers of the triplex plunger design are generally more robust and last longer than their piston counterparts.

Bestline Manufacturing can supply you with industrial pressure washers that will make quick work of your cleaning applications. Contact us for more information.