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  1. Where is FoamKleen used?
  2. Is using FoamKleen faster than hosing down with a fire hose?
  3. What is required to hook up the FoamKleen system?
  4. What is the required air pressure for FoamKleen?
  5. What is the required water pressure for FoamKleen?
  6. How long are the supply lines for the FoamKleen system?
  7. How long is the discharge line for the FoamKleen system?
  8. How much FoamKleen cleaning agent is used?
  9. What do you do with the foam once it’s on the floor?
  10. Is the floor slippery with the foam from FoamKleen?
  11. Do you have to rinse the surfaces after using FoamKleen?
  12. Is the FoamKleen application safe around electrical components?
  13. How often does cleaning with FoamKleen need to be performed?
  14. When using FoamKleen how much moisture is added to the coal if it is put into the bunkers?

 

  1. Where is FoamKleen used?
    FoamKleen portable cleaning system can be used in bunkers, trippers, transfer towers, crushers, conveyor lines, tunnels and other areas where coal dust or other dust accumulates on walls and ceilings.

  2. Is using FoamKleen faster than hosing down with a fire hose?
    FoamKleen portable cleaning system may not necessarily be faster than a fire hose, but in pre-cleaning preparation, water spray requires more time and labor before cleaning can commence. Additionally, after cleaning with a fire hose, many grease fittings require re-greasing due to the high pressure water affecting the grease on idlers, rollers, and other equipment.

  3. What is required to hook up the FoamKleen system?
    120 VAC and Chicago Style connections for air and water supply lines.

  4. What is the required air pressure for FoamKleen?
    Minimum of 50 psi and optimum of 80 psi.

  5. What is the required water pressure for FoamKleen?
    Minimum of 45 psi and optimum of 75 psi.

  6. How long are the supply lines for the FoamKleen system?
    50 feet of air and 50 feet of water.

  7. How long is the discharge line for the FoamKleen system?
    75 feet.

  8. How much FoamKleen cleaning agent is used?
    1 to 1.5 gallons per hour.

  9. What do you do with the foam once it’s on the floor?
    Once the foam and coal dust are on the floor, the dust is more easily removed before the foam dissipates. You may squeegee the foam into the bunker and burn with the coal, or utilize a vacuum truck and remove the foam. The foam can also be left to dissipate.

  10. Is the floor slippery with the foam from FoamKleen?
    No, the floor is not slippery with foam on the floor.

  11. Do you have to rinse the surfaces after using FoamKleen?
    It is not necessary to rinse the walls.

  12. Is the FoamKleen application safe around electrical components?
    Yes, taping and bagging of components is not required and the foam has never affected any motors or controls.

  13. How often does cleaning with FoamKleen need to be performed?
    Most locations require monthly cleaning if time and labor allow. You can expect to initially achieve a 60% thorough cleaning; which will improve with each additional cleaning.

  14. When using FoamKleen how much moisture is added to the coal if it is put into the bunkers?
    Based on the volume of coal in your bunker, estimate the total volume of water during the estimated spray time to calculate the moisture content. Example, 10,000 coal bunker, using 5 gpm of water/foam agent for 5 hours cleaning. The water factor would be 300 gallons per hour X 5 hours = 1,500 gallons at 8.3 #/gal = 12,450 pounds.
    •  12,450 ÷ 2,000 (# per ton) = 6.225 tons
    •  10,000 tons coal ÷ 6.225 tons water = 0.0006225 (x 100 to get percent) = 0.06225% moisture added to 10,000 tons coal for 5 hours cleaning