Battery Wash Systems
Alpine Power Systems offers Automatic Battery Wash Systems to save your valuable time by regularly washing and neutralizing your motive power battery systems to ensure maximum battery life and to combat corrosion. Battery Wash Equipment simplifies an essential battery maintenance task while helping to comply with strict environmental regulations. Regular cleaning with Battery Wash Cabinets and Stations can prolong the operational life spans of forklift batteries and extend the productivity of lift truck fleets. Options include labor-saving auto-wash cabinets, portable wash stations, and battery beds configured for side- or vertical-extraction fleets.
Forklift battery manufacturers recommend washing batteries regularly to remove corrosive electrolyte, dirt, and pollutants that can detract from battery performance. Failing to wash lift truck batteries can result in a number of costly problems, including: consistent self-discharge, shorter operating life, weakening of battery cases through corrosion, voltage leaks during operation, and increased exposure to electrolyte for battery handling staff. Washing batteries prevents these issues from developing, but contaminated runoff must be contained in order to prevent pollution and comply with environmental requirements. Our Battery Wash Equipment allows battery room operators to maximize battery performance while collecting wastewater for recycling, recirculation, or disposal.
The size of your battery fleet determines which battery wash products will provide the greatest return on investment. Other factors include your wastewater disposal plan, battery room floorspace requirements, and staff availability for maintenance tasks. High-volume applications will realize significant time and staff-hour savings by installing a Battery Wash Cabinet (BWC). These adjustable stainless-steel systems fully enclose batteries for automated washes. Options for Battery Wash Cabinets include a compressed-air drying cycle, electrolyte neutralization, and a power scrub brush to remove collected debris. For vertical extraction fleets, an in-feed conveyor provides simple access. Operations with lighter battery maintenance requirements may opt to wash batteries manually, in which case Wash Stations provide dependable containment for wastewater and overspray. A Roller Wash Station (RWS) supports batteries of up to 4,000 pounds on acid-resistant roller beds, and simplifies transfer into and out of battery changing equipment for side extraction fleets. Hardwood Wash Stations (HWS) are designed for overhead battery handling systems and can be custom built to meet any specifications. Both Hardwood and Roller Wash Stations include a removable drain tray for easy cleaning. Optional welded fork pockets provide easy mobility. If you need to relocate your wash station frequently, choose the Mobile Wash Station (MWS), which includes a non-skid walkway for improved battery access.
Battery Wash Equipment provides dependable collection of wastewater, overspray, and post-wash dripping. Once that contaminated water is collected, there are several options for safe, compliant wastewater disposal: Create a Closed Loop System with a Recirculation/Neutralization System, collect wastewater for third-party disposal, or install a wastewater recycling system for in-house water treatment.