PLCS Mains Water Remover
The Mains Water Remover system enables mains (and drip pots) that have been contaminated by water to be quickly cleared by the use of a simple lightweight hand held venturi ‘gun’, powered by an on-site compressor, or bottled nitrogen.
- Simple proven technique
- Lightweight and easily mobilized
- Fast and efficient with a flow rate of up to 9 gallons per minute
- Lifts water from depths up to 10 ft.
- In-line check valve prevents inadvertent passing of air into main
- Safe venting to air via vent stack and flame trap
- No-blow connection to mains and drip pots
The Gas-Vac Water Remover Gun, is supplied with an in-line one way valve and a vent stack (which vents to the atmosphere via a flame trap) It is connected to the outlet of the 25 gallon water collection container. The inlet of the water container is connected to the main or drip pot to be dewatered using a clear flexible hose which terminates in an adapter.
When the trigger on the Gas-Vac gun is activated, a vacuum is created within the plastic container, and the water from the main, or drip pot, is drawn into the container. The container, which is negative pressure resistant, is constructed from opaque white plastic, which enables the operator to see the amount of water extracted.
For direct connection to a drip pot, the Gas-Vac attaches to an in-line ball valve, which ensures the flow of gas can be controlled after the drip pot is emptied. In the case of drip pots with corroded dip-pipes, a length of nylon tube is supplied with fittings that enable a no-blow insertion into the existing dip pipe. This nylon tube enables the operator to reach water at the bottom of corroded dip pipes, which would otherwise remain in place.