Oil Spill Containment Industry Leader Increases Efficiency with Vac-Tron Vacuum Excavators

VZ Environmental is an innovative leader in secondary drip and spill containment for the oil and gas industry. Carol Van Zandt, owner of VZ Environmental, was challenged by a customer to find a simple method to contain liquid spills in the oil and gas industry. Carol partnered with an equipment supplier to design a drive-over foam bermed containment membrane (VMatz™) to capture and dispose of drips and spills on oil and gas sites. They then utilize a Vac-Tron vacuum excavator to clean up the spill from the containment membrane for proper disposal. 

Today, VZ Environmental provides equipment nationwide, servicing areas in five states and have plans for further domestic and international expansion to continue to help oil and gas operators minimize their impact on the environment. 

Project Descriptions

VMatz are spill containments that VZ provides for oil and gas operators to minimize their impact on the environment. “Our customers use the VMatz to catch drips and spills while on location and then we come in to cleanup,” says Carol. VZ wanted to provide their own vacuum service to their customers as part of the cleanup process, so that the customer didn’t have to waste time and money calling out for a vacuum truck company and VZ environmental didn’t have to sit on location and wait for the vacuum truck to arrive before they could cleanup. 

Solution

Vac-Tron vacuum trailers for vacuum service and cleanup. “The Vac-Tron trailer helps us clean up our VMAtz by removing the fluid from our containments more efficiently and a lot faster. We are not sitting on location waiting on vacuum trucks to arrive. Prior to having Vac-Tron vacuum trailers in our fleet of equipment, we did not offer any type of vacuum service. Our customers had to order a vacuum truck to come help us remove the fluid when we were cleaning our Vmatz. Our Vac-Tron units come with 500-gallon debris tanks and 1,000 cfm which helps us pick up the rocks and sludge that our customers leave in our containments. This is a perfect size because its small and they can park it off to the side, then call upon it as needed,” says Carol. 

Results

  • Saves customers time and money
  • Eliminates down time
  • Keeps environment safer

“With a Vac-Tron trailer, we can save our customers money through minimizing the number of trips that they have to call out a vacuum truck. When shopping for vacuum trailers, Vac-Tron is by far the best! Our machines, every time you turn them on, they are rip roaring to go. Our employees don’t have time to go through and try to figure out things, they want to flip it on and use it immediately and they want it to work. Vac-Tron does that for us every time,” says Carol.

PTO Vac Truck on display WJTA Show in New Orleans Nov 2-3

We will be featuring one of our HTV PTO vac trucks at Booth # 1030
We will be featuring one of our HTV PTO vac trucks at Booth # 1030

Come see us at the WJTA show in New Orleans on Nov 2nd and 3rd, 2016. We will have one of our HTV PTO vac trucks there. Booth # 1030

Our full line of the HTV (Hydro Truck Vac) series is available with 300-gallon to 1,500 -gallon size debris tanks. The PTO (power take off) of the truck drives positive displacement vacuum blowers that produce 1,000 CFM. These units are standard with a high-pressure water system, full hydraulic rear door, reverse pressure, and the patented “Big Red” filter housing that cleans the dirty air down to 00.5 microns (best in the industry) before it passes back through the vacuum pump.

The 800-gallon unit is also available with a high-pressure jetter package (Jetter Truck Vac or JTV). The jetter package includes a hydraulically driven jetter pump that produces 15 GPM @ 3000 psi along with a power hose real and 500′ of 1/2 ” Jetter hose.

HTV units give you the performance needed to take on the tough jobs in a compact package. A major benefit of the PTO Driven unit is that all components are controlled from the truck eliminating the extra weight, space, and cost of the pony motor. The available towing package is another benefit allowing you to tow other equipment to the job site to help with efficiency.

This is an exceptional vacuum excavator for many projects including sewer jetting, potholing, storm drain cleaning, lateral cleanout and many more.

HydroVac Truck with Jetter
The 800-gallon unit is also available with a high-pressure jetter package (Jetter Truck Vac or JTV). The jetter package includes a hydraulically driven jetter pump that produces 15 GPM @ 3000 psi along with a power hose real and 500′ of 1/2 ” Jetter hose.

From The Vac-Ex Files: Getting To Work

By: Brian Showley, Vice President ([email protected])

Getting to Work: Before you start any excavation project, don’t forget to call the local One-Call system in your area. You should know the purpose of all the controls, gauges and indicators on your vacuum excavator. Know the load capacity, braking and steering characteristics, turning radius and operating clearances. Check and use all available protective and safety devices. Before you begin your workday, you should inspect your vacuum excavator and have all systems in good operational condition. Do not operate the machine until all deficiencies are corrected. To ensure safety while using a vacuum excavator, be sure to use proper protective gear. This usually includes rubber steel-toe boots, safety glasses, face shield, hard hat, gloves, safety vest and hearing protection.

hydro-vacuum-excavation
The PTO Vac Truck has been rolling all over the county with the Vac-Tron team doing demonstrations. It is pictured here in Irving, TX displaying the towing package.

Favorite Unit: Vac-Tron’s HTV (Hydro Truck Vac) PTO series has debris tanks ranging from 300 to 1,500 gal in size. The power take off of the truck drives positive displacement vacuum blowers that produce 1,000 to 3,000 cfm. These units are standard with a high-pressure water system, full hydraulic rear claw door, reverse pressure and the patented “Big Red” filter housing that cleans the air down to 00.5 microns before it passes back through the vacuum pump. Air compressors and hydraulic booms are also available on most of the HTV series units.

(Source: http://utilitycontractoronline.com/vac-ex-files-vac-tron/)

 

 

New PTO Vac Truck Walk-Around (Video)

Vac-Tron HTV PTO Vacuum Truck:
A NEW series of PTO truck driven systems available on Ford or Freightliner chassis. The full line of the HTV (Hydro Truck Vac) series has debris tanks ranging from 300 gallon to 1500 gallon in size.  These units are standard with a high pressure water system, full hydraulic rear door, reverse pressure, and the patented “Big Red” filter housing that cleans the air down to 00.5 microns (best in the industry) before it passes back through the vacuum pump. Air compressors and Hydraulic booms are also available on most of the HTV series units. Patent Pending.

The Power Take Off of the truck drives positive displacement vacuum blowers that produce 1,000 to 3,000 CFM.

 Request a Demo for your area today.  1-888-Vac-Tron or submit your information on the Demo link and a team member will get back with you.