However, there are very few limitations to where vacuum loading is not a feasible option. Large pits, emergency spills, and removing brick residue from buildings are only a few of the examples where vacuum loading could be the preferred method of removal.
What is Vacuum Loading?
Vacuum loading is done with the use of a vacuum truck. The truck has a pump and a tank and uses suction to remove liquids, sludge, etc. from area A back to the tank. The truck than transports this material safely and efficiently to an approved disposal grounds.
Vacuum loading is most often performed when space limitations are present or conventional methods may be unsafe. Workers don’t have to climb into the combined space of a tank for example and instead can use the vacuum attachment for not only safer, but easier removal of debris. Vacuum loading can be utilized when removing ‘gunk’ from construction holes (well holes) that are incredibly deep.
The Benefits of Using Vacuum Loading?
The major obvious benefit of vacuum loading to remove debris is that it simply makes the job possible. In some circumstances, there are very few options besides suction to get contaminants out of a deep hole.
Vacuum loading is also a more efficient process than most others. You’re not cleaning out a tank and then transporting the debris to the truck for disposal – you’re cleaning and transporting at the same time via a hose. Suckers Excavation features larger capacity trucks, but also higher pressure suction. This means debris is removed faster and more can be held and transported which lowers turnaround time. Fewer trips for disposal also lightens the environmental load from truck polllution.
Another advantage is the capability for emergency use vacuum loading. Dangerous spills continually spread out and soak into the surrounding area but prompt suction limits that exposure and provides a much deeper decontamination.
Vacuum loading is also beneficial for regular use in industrial and manufacturing settings. Simply running a hose through a work area is non-invasive and it doesn’t stop production for necessary removal of chemicals or debris.
Types of Materials That Can Be Vacuum Loaded
Obviously for a material to be able to be vacuumed, it must have some sort of transportability. That being said, Suckers has solutions for virtually any type of vacuum loading needs – using water to break apart soil to be removed as part of a slurry for example. Our most common types of materials that customers want vacuum loaded include:
- Liquids – spills are a frequent vacuum loading need as our routine maintenance tasks such as when a tank gets filled up. Liquids transport freely and are the most efficient type of component to be vacuum loaded.