Twin Cyclone Bus Vacuum System - Irvine, CA
Number of systems: Three Went into operation: January 2000 Air volume: 25,850 CFM Horsepower: 50 HP per system Noise level (on the fuel island): 79 dba with the bellows attached to the bus. Collection containers per system: One 3 cubic yard front loading trash containers Total busses cleaned daily: 250 Bellows design: Seals both para transit and full size bus door openings Bellows seal efficiency: 89% RTS busses; All other busses 97% Time needed to fill one container: 1 month Air filtration: Yes Environment: Under corrugated steel roof --bus entry and exit are open. Discharge air location: Through the roof to atmosphere Service island width: 94" Ceiling height: 17'-10" max ; 15' - 8 1/2" min
Robertson Air Systems installed three state-of-the-art bus vacuum systems in a retrofit application at the OCTA Irvine, CA, facility and successfully solved the short comings of the old system. Three old style trash house/propeller fan type systems where originally installed in the facility when constructed back the 1970's. Only one trash house with two inlet mounted propeller fans fed by two island mounted bellows was left standing. The collection system had inadequate air flow and collection efficiency in addition to a poor bellows seal around the bus door openings.
The new systems--engineered to fit into the existing space--provide tremendous vacuum power (25,850 cfm), operate more quietly (79 dba), and have at least a 95% collection efficiency down to 50 microns (no paper particles exit the cyclone discharge opening). Our new bellows is also providing a tight seal on both para transit and full sized busses (as shown on the right).
All three systems have been operating flawlessly for over one year. OCTA is very pleased with the operation and plans to specify the same twin cyclone bellows style design in their upcoming projects.
For a first hand report we urge you to contact the following:Jim Khan Orange County Transportation Authority 550 South Main Street Orange, CA 92863-1584 714-560-5868
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information about twin cyclone bus vacuum systems, or if you have any questions at the following:
|ROBERTSON AIR SYSTEMS|
|Phone: (714) 420-1450|
|Fax: (866) 906-1450|
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