For trenches and drains to work effectively, they need to be cleaned and cleared of obstructions regularly. Trust the waste management professionals at Clean Management to get the job done the right way the first time.
Purposes of trenches and drains in industrial settings
Industrial trenches can serve a variety of purposes, such as: catching wastewater runoff from manufacturing processes, cooling machinery, containing spills, or treating chemicals as they wash away from machinery above. These are only a few of the roles that trenches and drains can have.
The design will vary depending on the purpose the trench serves. In general, there are four things to consider when designing and implementing a trench or drain system in an industrial setting.
- Type of load: One of the first things to consider is how the load is deposited into the trench. A trench designed for large volumes deposited all at once will look different from one that handles the same volume, but whose deposits are more spaced out.
- Load levels: How much debris or fluids does the trench need to accommodate at any given time?
- Volume of debris: What is the ratio of fluids to debris and how much debris can the trench accommodate without compromising flow?
- Cleaning frequency: With all of the above in mind, how often will the trench need to be cleaned and what is the desired cleaning frequency? If staff can only clean the trench or drain a couple of times a month and the current design requires cleaning every day, the design needs to be rethought.
Trenches and drains can be cleaned with a combination of hydro blasting and other industrial cleaning processes that clear out debris and reduce scale. Regularly cleaning your company’s trenches and drains can help to extend their working lives and keep your employees safe from hazardous waste buildup.
When waste is removed from the trenches and drains, it must be disposed of in a regulation-compliant manner. RCRA laws mandate that hazardous waste be tracked from cradle-to-grave to ensure that they are handled properly. If you are not completing the disposal process on your own, it is vital to hire an experienced waste management company.