You might have seen them without knowing it: large trucks with giant hoses and pipes connected to them located at sewers or construction sites. Whether you have seen them live or not, vacuum trucks play a fundamental role in multiple industrial scenarios. Learn all about vacuum trucks and how they can support various industries. If you manage the cleaning of utilities, excavation projects, or emergency industrial messes, Jet Blast Inc. can come to the rescue in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.!
What Are Vacuum Trucks?
These giant, humble trucks are not your average truck on the road. They might do the dirty work, but they do it unlike any other machine can. They work on the same principle as regular vacuum cleaners, creating a “vacuum,” a space without oxygen, between the suction and the object that the truck operator needs to remove. When this negative pressure occurs in that space, the sludge, dirt, ash, etc., will fill up that empty space.
Another way to think about it is how we drink through a straw. Sucking out the air in the straw creates an oxygen-deprived space that whatever is below the straw needs to occupy. However, instead of a strawberry milkshake, the vacuum truck is most likely consuming mud, ash, and other waste products.
Types of Vacuum Trucks
Hydro Vacuum Trucks
Hydrovac trucks, also known as liquid vacuum tankers, have the function of pressure-washing industrial-sized grime to soften or break them down, along with industrial vacuuming. They have one pipe with a hose and nozzle for breaking up debris and one pipe for vacuuming the broken-up bits. It is like how the dentist squirts water into a patient’s mouth with one tool and sucks up the loose remainder with another.
Dry Vacuum Trucks
Dry vacuum trucks only contain the vacuum part of the hydrovac truck, naturally, but they can suck up both wet and dry materials, despite the name. They use a pump to create the negative pressure and lift up the sludge, mud, concrete, fly ash, clinker, etc., into a tank with a filtration system. Any filtered water can return to the sewer system, while dry waste goes into proper disposal or to good use (e.g., fly ash becomes an ingredient in cement.)
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