AWAYWASH - Concrete Washout System
The AWAYWASH is the first light weight polyethylene chute wash-down system for concrete mixers. The patented design allows the truck chutes to be washed down anywhere complying with environmental requirements and avoiding the risk of contamination and fines. The light but strong polyethylene design allows for easy cleaning and resist cement adherence. Time saving on site without the need to worry about slurry disposal issues at the delivery site.
The unique design collects the wash waste and separates the coarse material in a robust sieve designed for easy emptying. The collection tray allows for easy waste disposal which is gravity fed without moving parts that could jam and demand expensive repairs.
- No spills - No fines
- Wash down anytime
- Speed up turnaround time
- Collect and recycle waste
- Environmentally and risk assessment demanded
- Lightweight compared to metal alternatives increasing payload
- Trouble free patented design with EU Design registration
- Separates the aggregate from the waste water allowing easy recycling and disposal
- Various fitment options (M8 x 22)
- Bead feature allows easy alignment of conspicuity tape
- Integrated Sieve with incorporated handles acts as a water baffle preventing any water escaping the lower bund
- 750 mm flexible hose for easy emptying
- Removes harmful washout water from construction sites
- Reduces costs for construction companies
- Prevents harmful washout water entering waterways
- Easy to operate, handle and install
- No mechanical parts
- Low maintenance
- Smooth surfaces, easy to clean
- Can be retro fit
- Fully recyclable, chemical resistant, UV-stabilised PE
- Heavy duty design mouldings that resists scuffing and knocks
- Conspicuity tape supplied as standard
- Popular parts: CCRT-TSK-YE, CCRT-S-YE, CCRT-K
Cement powder, workable concrete and grout are extremely alkaline. Concrete also contains chromium, which is potentially polluting not only to watercourses but also to groundwater. Trucks, hoppers, mixers and concrete pumps that have contained concrete must be washed out in a contained area away from watercourses, surface water drains, storm water drains, grids and channels to prevent pollution. Where possible, store and reuse washout water.
Washing out ready-mixed concrete trucks on-site
The Environment Agency publishes Pollution Prevention Guidelines, including PPG6 'Working at construction and demolition sites', a guideline that is intended to assist with those in the construction and demolition industry. This states that precautions must be taken to ensure the complete protection of watercourses and groundwater against pollution. Further, it states that 'Suitable provision should be made for the washing out of concrete mixing plant or ready-mixed concrete lorries. Such washings must not be allowed to flow into any drain or watercourse.' Ready-mixed concrete trucks should not be allowed to wash out anywhere other than the areas designated for the purpose.
Our solution solves this issue by taking the waste back to the plant that can easily handle it.