Premier Pits have recently installed many under-chassis wash pits.
A majority of the units have been for manual washing within the truck
and bus sectors, however, Premier Pits believe these could also work
effectively in railway wash hall facilities. In an increasingly
demanding health and safety environment, under-chassis washing for all
classes of vehicles, including trains, is essential.
The wash pits, designed and manufactured by Premier Pits near Spalding,
Lincolnshire, are fully hot-dipped galvanized. Lights and pressure water
pipes are fitted prior to arriving on site, which all helps to give
considerable on-site installation time savings. The pressure water pipe
runs the full length of the pit with a quick release point for the lance
to be released when not in use.
Automatic under-chassis washes generally require a sump of some form to
accommodate the equipment. These sumps are mostly formed in situ
concrete, which requires extra time on site for drilling and fit out.
Additionally, automatic washes are only 80 per cent to 90 per cent
efficient; this compares with the 100 per cent wash provided by manual
washing with a lance. A combined auto/ manual chassis wash is available
as an alternative.
Premier Pits’ wash down units are manufactured to any specified length,
usually bolted together to provide a complete watertight unit. To
further reduce fit-out time on site, any brackets that may be required
as well as specified fittings, can be built in at the factory,
All products within the range are manufactured in the UK to rigorous
design standards, including full structural calculations, and are fully
hot-dipped galvanized to
BS EN ISO 1461:2009.
In summary, Premier Pits’ prefabricated wash down pits can significantly
reduce installation costs and times. The prefabricated sump itself
reduces site time by 80 per cent compared to in situ poured concrete. In
addition they reduce on-going maintenance costs, improve wash down
quality and efficiency, and provide safer and healthier working
conditions for staff.
For further information, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1775 821 222