These generators have to cope with more than just the weather. Apart from the impact of rain and snow, they also have to contend with dust, sand, moss, Insects, oil contamination and pollution.
Keeping Wind Turbines clean and free of debris makes sure that everything runs at peak efficiency because individual components can perform at their best – for example the blades will then have less wind resistance and clean gearboxes run more smoothly.
A clean wind turbine, apart from working better and looking smarter, also ensures that there is less ground contamination.
So who does the cleaning? How do they get up there? What do they do?
Trained professionals climb up with ladders and ropes to gain safe access to exterior of the tower, control rooms and turbine blades. The checks are exhaustive and apart from cleaning the dirt on the blades through scrubbing or power washing, will also encompass checking grease fitting, gear oil, brake pads, electronic systems and the tightness of all the bolts – quite a task.
Extreme Simple Green is one of the industry’s preferred products because of 6 key points:
1. Outstanding degreasing Power
3. Effect on Composite Materials (Blades) (meets Boeing Spec D6-17487 revP, ASTM F 945 Stress Corrosion Spec and other Aviation Industry Specs for Stress Corrosion, Compatibility with Non Metallic Materials, etc.,)
6. Safety for both People and the Environment.
Extreme Simple Green by companies such as Mitsubishi Power Systems, EnXco, AES and Iberdrola for a variety of tasks including cleaning and degreasing of propeller blades, gearboxes, hydraulic oil spills and leaks, etc. Extreme at 1:3 is the most common dilution and cleaning is done by spray bottle, parts washers, pressure washers and depending how big the turbines are…by heavy duty spraying from helicopters.
If only pets could clean up after themselves – how cool would it be to have Rex the dog clean his muddy paw marks. How great would it be if he could operate a washing machine? Well until that time comes it is up to us to make sure that pet spaces are clean as possible, not only for ours’ but also our pets’ health. Here Are Some Simple Green Tips For Cleaning Pet Space:
Don't let that mess set
The faster you clean up the mess, the easier it will be…and the less likely stains will set.
Clean outside the stained area
Liquid messes seep downward and outward, so be sure to also clean the area surrounding the visible stain.
Save those old rubber gloves
Old rubber gloves are great for wiping dog and cat hair off furniture and clothes.
Mats and area rugs
Placing mats under your pet's dish and leaving small area rugs for them to lounge on really saves time and keeps rooms tidy.
We have a lot of customers using Simple Green Crystal for Scuba needs.
Here's a simple way to clean Scuba Tanks
When in doubt about a surface, always spot test first.
For more than 30 years Simple Green products have contributed to safety
worldwide, in millions of homes and a diverse range of industries.
Considered leaders in the development of effective, safe and versatile
concentrated environmentally cleaners that meet the ever more demanding requirements of
environmental legislation, Simple Green constantly seeks new ways to
make the workplace a safer place.
'We do not claim that we can save the world - just that you will not do it
any unnecessary harm by using Simple Green cleaning products'
One of your worst nightmares…accidentally filling the water tank with fuel – bad enough if it is your own motorhome, scary if it’s a rental.
But don’t beat yourself up! It happens to people more often than you’d imagine. Luckily all is not lost and before you think about replacing the water tank there’s a very good chance that you can solve the problem quite easily.
We’ve had a number of customers who have faced this predicament. With a little bit of effort, following a simple procedure, you can fix the problem.
We’ve had excellent results with Simple Green Crystal. Crystal is a highly effective, concentrated, all-purpose degreaser and cleaner formulated for critical cleaning applications that demand a fragrance-free solution. Crystal contains a blend of highly effective surfactants that are activated by cold or warm water and is an ideal and effective degreaser/cleaner for such situations. Specially developed for the food and health industries, Crystal is NSF labelled A1, A2, A4, A8, B1 and C1 for use in food processing and handling facilities.
What To Do If You’ve Put Diesel In The Water Tank (Assumes a 46L Water Tank)
First flush the motorhome’s water tank out several times (use the drain hole or siphon out) and then start as follows: Note: Do not try to empty via the sink/shower taps - you want to avoid getting Diesel in other parts of the system as it will be difficult to remove.
Pour 4L of Simple Green Crystal into the tank and then fill the tank slowly with water. This will make sure that the solution is well mixed in with water 4 L to 46 L water roughly a 1:10 dilution (note if you can use warm water that’s better - no need to go over 40 degrees C)
Leave for a couple of hours at least then drain out through the drain hole or siphon out.
Simple Green Crystal will foam. Soft water will increase the amount of foam produced. Foaming helps in the cleaning as it can get into hard to reach areas - but also means that it hides when flushing.
Flush the tank with water and drain/siphon out.
Pour 2L of Simple Green Crystal into the tank and fill the tank slowly with water.
Leave it in for an hour then drain out as in Step 1.
Flush the tank with water and drain/siphon out.
Fill the tank up to about half way, add 1L of Simple Green Crystal with the contents of the tank and then fill the tank slowly with water. This step saves time in filling the tank with water – you can add the Simple Green Crystal first if you wish
Leave for 30 minutes then drain out as above.
Fill the tank with water and drain/siphon until there is no foam left.
This should have done the trick but if not then depending on how bad it is then either do another 1L or go to 0.5L and continue.
And…to avoid using too much, check the water after each flush/drain and between the steps, to see if it has already worked. If so flush and drain until there is no foam left.
Note: Foaming is quite normal with surfactants and detergents and increases with mixing and agitation. For the Flush/Drain sequence it is sometimes best to leave the solution to settle and then slowly drain/flush out followed by a slow tank re-fill and slow drain flush out.