Clean­ing up with top in­ven­tion

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

ENTREPENEUR Brad Dowd has in­tro­duced a new en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly clean­ing sys­tem to North Queens­land. The ma­chine, de­signed to steam-clean with­out the use of harm­ful chem­i­cals, pro­duces eco­log­i­cal ad­van­tages not pre­vi­ously avail­able.

Called the Aussie Hy­dro-Hush, it pro­vides a unique clean and cap­ture sys­tem.

Brad recog­nised the need for coun­cils and busi­nesses to clean flat sur­faces with­out break­ing EPA rules or harm­ing the en­vi­ron­ment.

“The clean and cap­ture sys­tem built into our new Aussie Hy­dro-Hush steam cleaner is unique. It car­ries it’s own wa­ter, cap­tures the waste­water, re­cy­cles it and then uses it again,” he said.

Built by Aus­tralian Pump In­dus­tries in Syd­ney, as part of their Aussie Hy­drotek range, the steam cleaner de­vel­ops a mighty 4000 psi pres­sure with a flow of 20 lpm.

That pres­sure and flow is com­bined with steam up to 130 de­grees to promptly re­move graf­fiti, elim­i­nate chew­ing gum, oil stains and food spills.

The tech­nique of be­ing able to pro­vide ‘clean and cap­ture’ is han­dled by the ma­chine’s abil­ity to use flat sur­face clean­ers, with vac­uum ports, to suck up the con­tam­i­nated wa­ter, feed it back to the ‘mother ship’ and fil­ter it for re-use.

A num­ber of stages of fil­tra­tion take the wa­ter from its con­tam­i­nated state and turn it into wa­ter that can be re-used with­out dam­ag­ing the pump.

“The sys­tem is be­ing used widely around Aus­tralia but this is a first for Cairns,” said Brad Dowd.

“It will change the way coun­cils, fast-food ser­vices, su­per­mar­kets and other op­er­a­tors of pub­lic spa­ces think about keep­ing Cairns look­ing sharp,” he said.

Brad’s ma­chine in­cor­po­rates the lat­est devel­op­ment in high-pres­sure steam clean­ing equip­ment. That is the Hy­dro-Hush con­fig­u­ra­tion, which op­er­ates at 75Dba. The low noise lev­els are achieved by the fit­ting of a rev­o­lu­tion­ary sound-damp­en­ing ma­te­rial on stain­less steel pan­els that fully en­close the ma­chine. The en­gine’s wa­ter-cooled Kub­ota diesel can com­fort­ably op­er­ate even with those fully en­coded pan­els.

“The best news for my cus­tomers is that they know the clean-up job we do will be pro­fes­sional, prompt, ef­fi­cient and le­gal,” Brad said.

“The unit is in ac­cor­dance with the lat­est en­vi­ron­men­tal rules so far as con­tam­i­na­tion of stormwa­ter and sewer lines is con­cerned. In ad­di­tion, be­ing able to op­er­ate even at night, with­out dis­turb­ing the tran­quil­lity of the at­mos­phere,” he said.

The ad­van­tage of op­er­at­ing the ma­chine at night is that there is less con­ges­tion and min­i­mal dis­tur­bance for pedes­tri­ans and traf­fic.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEW IDEA: Brad Dowd has in­tro­duced an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly clean­ing sys­tem.

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