Whale Tankers unveils innovation at NEC

Main attractions at the Whale Tankers stand are: the new pto driven CompactWhale van-pack jetter: the latest Combination tanker, fully compliant with most recent PED legislation, and product demonstrations with the Compact Whale T3H high pressure, hot water cleaning machine.

The pto driven CompactWhale Maxi VanPack jetter is a new, updated,quiet and lightweight model purpose designed to clean and clear blockages in drains and sewers up to24 inches in diameter. It is a high performance machine with PTO drive from the host van engine, suitable for emergency intervention work.

It is capable of a range of flows up to 28gpm at pressures ranging from 2,200psi to 4,000psi. The hose reel, complete with 80 metres of hose, pivots (UK specification) and is hydraulically operated, the speed control is variable. Two standard drain jets and a hand lance are supplied as standard. Radio remote control is optional. Whale is also exhibiting an 8,000 litre Medium Volume Combination tanker built to the latest PED regulations. Under the latest legislation, the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC, all vacuum operated waste tankers must be marked with a PED approval number to prove that they comply with the mandatory requirements (failure to do so is a criminal offence).

In order to qualify for a PED Type Approval number a vacuum tanker must have (a) design approval by a notified body, (b) monitoring at specified stages of manufacture, and (c) a hydraulic test on completion witnessed.

PED Type Approval Numbers are awarded to tanker manufacturers by government authorised notified bodies. In the UK these are typically the engineering insurance companies : Lloyds Register, Allianz Cornhill, Eagle Star, RSA etc. All Whale non-hazardous tankers are marked with a PED Type Approval number awarded by Lloyds Register.

The Medium Volume Combination tanker is a multi-functional municipal unit with a 5 inch gully boom, for emptying and a cleansing gullies. Whale says that, unlike smaller gully emptiers, this unit can also be used to empty and clean septic tanks and cesspools. It has a sludge breaker fitted to the downpipe to break up hard deposits in gully traps and the gully boom, which is counterbalanced with pneumatic assistance, rotates through 300°, enabling the operator to work at the rear or at either side of the vehicle.

Whale is also be providing free parking and door to door transport to the Show. Visitors may leave their cars at Whale's premises (adjacent to M42 junction 5) and be chauffeur driven direct to the door of the NEC and back again, at their convenience. Contact: Caroline Jones at Whale T 0121 704 5700 E carolinej@whale.co.uk



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