Biosecurity is of utmost importance, regardless of what business sector you are a part of. Every industry, from construction to agriculture to oil and gas, comes with its own set of hazardous materials and potential contaminants that must be contained or eliminated. With so much coming and going from the various work sites, the risk of cross-contamination is very high.
EPA regulations recommend a routine cleaning of vehicles and equipment that may carry pollutants. In days long past, this might have been done manually. But automated washing stations offer a more efficient and more consistent alternative. Read on to learn how investing in a Neptune wash system can help reduce cross contamination and reinforce biosecurity measures.
First, our wash stations are perfect for cleaning the wheels and undercarriage of your vehicles. This is where many of the chemicals, toxins, and other harmful materials or contaminants gather. As your vehicles enter and exit the worksite, contaminants may be carried beyond the boundaries while new pollutants are introduced from the outside. To prevent this cross-contamination, it may be beneficial to install a wash system for all incoming and outgoing traffic.
Second, it’s important to note that our wash stations are specifically designed to remove waste and solids before reusing the water. The galvanized wash platform quickly disposes of contaminated water, guiding it through the incorporated water treatment system. Once the flocculant has done its job and the pumps recycle it back to the wash platform, you’ll notice optically-clear water that is ready for another round. This is ideal for removing and containing any pollutants that may have attached themselves to your vehicles.
Finally, Neptune offers a disinfecting system for businesses and worksites that may be susceptible to pathogens and bacteria. Cross-contamination in the agriculture industry, for example, can be particularly disastrous. Rather than simply washing the wheels and undercarriage, our disinfecting systems provide complete 360-degree coverage. The misting nozzles are strategically placed to ensure that no crevice is left untouched and no surface is left unsanitary.
Cross-contamination is a real issue, and the EPA has regulations in place to prevent against accidental slip-ups. But if you want to get a jump on improving your biosecurity, Neptune Wash Solutions is a great place to start. Heavy equipment is often the primary vehicle of contamination, but our wheel wash systems and disinfecting cages can help minimize the risk of spreading unwanted pollutants. Take a closer look at our industry-leading wash systems, or contact us today to find a dealer near you!