By Greg Fenrick

The only time I've had to worry about cleaning dirty parts was during a summer job as an oil service rig worker. Being the "summer" guy, I was stuck with all the worst jobs and one of these was to clean oil and dirty tools at the end of each day. I had to throw these tools into a bucket with solvent and scrub them with a large brush. No matter how hard I tried to avoid it, I inevitably splashed solvent on my work clothes and it usually burned and didn't dry very quickly and made for a smelly ride back home. This experience is what caught my eye when I discovered The Mart Corporation's parts washing machines.

Maybe this wouldn't have helped me clean these tools in the field, but being able to avoid using solvent, sure sounds appealing. Just like a huge washing machine, you can wash Caterpillar engine blocks, locomotive traction motor assemblies and crankcases, all in one step. But, what about the wastewater? This is solved with the MART EQ-1 Wastewater Processing System. EQ-1 will process waste streams from any industrial or rebuilding source. The water is clarified, and can either be returned to its processing machinery and recycled, or sewered. The encapsulated waste is most often safe for disposal in a landfill.

What a great way to solve a messy job and save the environment at the same time.

If you're curious about before and after results, they have videos. Be forewarned, they are lengthy, but luckily you can fast-forward them to see the end results. Lastly, if your curious about your operations parts washing cost, which according to Mart, can be between 30% - 50% of labor costs, you might want to check out their parts cleaning cost analysis.