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TERMINATOR at NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL! What a baptism for the beast!

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Hydro Cleansing is ready to party! We’re having the best Summer ever! You may have heard rumblings of economic uncertainty but not here! We’re BIGGER, BETTER and BOLDER than ever. TERMINATOR will launch into work in the autumn. As the largest vacuum tanker’s introduction to London he’ll be starring in the Notting Hill Carnival! Hydro Cleansing’s incredible vehicle will be there as lights, power and hydration! He’ll be impossible to miss and towing one of the largest bars!This world famous event is the first chances for the general public to see Terminator! It’ll shake up some bystanders!

DSC_1227From the serious and fanatical CV show to the wild and wonderful Notting Hill Carnival! We’re testing Terminator in one of the busiest public occasions in London. We’re CLOCS Champions and FORS Silver accredited. This will put our safety standards to the test! 2 million people visit the Carnival each year over the August bank holiday. It’s the largest festival in Europe! It deserves the biggest and best trucks! Terminator will make the centre stage. No other vehicle will be as bold and as outrageous as our tanker!

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The Terminator vacuum tanker will be available for hire from the autumn. It’s being pushed to its limits at Whale. It hasn’t reached them yet so they have to invent new tests to establish its capabilities! If you’ve got works that require the world’s best give Hydro Cleansing a call and get TERMINATOR to your door!

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Flood annihilated by Megatron and Hydro Cleansing!

Flood annihilated by Megatron and Hydro Cleansing!

 

A life threatening flash flood was vacuumed up in 3 hours by Megatron, Europe’s largest vacuum tanker and the Hydro Cleansing fleet. They delivered an emergency solution to the flash flood in the underpass beside Wallington Station, where 3 cars were swamped by 2m of water on the 7th of June 2016.

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1 month’s rainfall fell in 1 hour in a horrendous storm, the lightening from which started several fires across the South of London.  3 cars were trapped. One stalled, the next became trapped as the waters knocked out the engines. The third inexplicably drove into the flood water on purpose. One man was trapped in his car and had to be rescued by a passer-by breaking his car window with a brick, allowing him to get out and wade clear of the water bound car.7V7A0797

Immediately a bulk tanker was dispatched from Hydro Cleansing’s depot in Beddington Lane, Croydon with a police escort and arrived at the scene within an hour of the storm beginning. The three cars were submerged. The 13,000 litre bulk tanker began pumping out the water. 2 combination vacuum tankers followed to the site to remove more of the oil contaminated water. As those tankers left to tip the waste, Megatron, the largest vacuum tanker in Europe emblazoned with transformers graffiti fan art, arrived to clear the rest of the oily waste and empty the 60m soakaway. The bulk tanker returned to relieve Megatron of the waste. The engineers pushed the ruined cars off the road and finally one of Hydro Cleansing’s road sweepers cleared the oily silt from the road The road could then reopen 3 hours after the incident. The fleet of giant orange tankers fulfilled Megatron’s heroic reputation and also provided a neat and tidy end to this environmental thriller.

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This kind of flooding is becoming increasingly prevalent. It would be easy to dismiss this as a one off act of God but Paris remains submerged and the forecasts indicate that storms will continue to become more intense as global temperatures rise. “Warming temperatures can make the air hold more water – and that in turn could mean a greater chance for floods”, says Nigel Arnell at the University of Reading, UK. Russell Grattan, Commercial Director at Hydro Cleansing identified that the soakaway under the underpass did have some foliage blocking the flow of the drainage. This flash flood exposed infrastructure weak spots and highlights the need for thorough flood planning to be in place.

TERMINATOR TANKER: JUDGEMENT DAY For Our New Flagship Vehicle

Terminator is the newest tanker developed for Hydro Cleansing’s fleet. This world class unit is designed to work on the largest of industrial projects. With a world leading spec including two awesome liquid ring pumps, state of the art recycling system, and extraordinary hydro demolition capability, this tanker will be one of the most powerful ever! The name TERMINATOR is deserved!

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Terminator’s build has been an epic 2 year journey, full of highs, challenges and innovation.

The beast was commissioned by Steve Hoad and designed between himself and Whale Tankers, Kaiser, Tekelite, and Scania. It’s an international collaboration which has resulted in one of the most exciting HGVs ever produced. As it is an incredibly powerful vacuum tanker its capabilities are extraordinary. Mark Warmington, Managing Director of Whale Tankers, said:  “This is the largest recycler we’ve ever built and the first vehicle to feature twin Kaiser 4000i vacuum pumps. The pumps can work both individually or together and there is a third pump which is a rotary vane exhauster that will provide pressure at 1 bar as well as additional vacuum.

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Safety was a major priority for this vehicle. Terminator was designed to be one of the safest possible HGVs. As standards for HGV safety in London increase, HCL wanted TERMINATOR to be ahead of the curve. As panelled as possible, with 360 degree camera visibility, extensive lighting, warning signs and extra training for the engineers; Hydro Cleansing are leaders in HGV Health & Safety.

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Finally our new tanker, Terminator is ready to be unleashed into the world! We can’t wait to get it stuck into epic jobs and change the face of European wet waste management. Rainmaker and Megatron have led the field and now Terminator will take things one step further.7V7A6649

 

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