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In-Viro-Drum™ vs. Vacuum Truck

There are many situations where an In-Viro-Drum™ portable vacuum unit is more efficient and more cost effective than traditional vacuum trucks. The following is an example of an oil spill clean-up job where an In-Viro-Drum™ Heli-Portable unit worked side by side with a vacuum truck.

In-Viro-Drum™ and Vacuum truck

Vacuum Truck In-Viro-Drum™ Heli-Portable
  • Vacuum truck with flotation tires
  • Cost $400,000.00
  • Required experienced truck driver with vacuum equipment training
  • Could not get closer than 150 feet due to soft terrain
  • Suction hoses would plug up during skimming due to long length required
  • Skimmed only 10% hydrocarbon with total fluids recovered
  • Consumed 5 litres of fuel per hour
  • In-Viro-Drum™ Heli-Portable vacuum system with 4×4 atv and trailer
  • In-Viro-Drum™ Heli-Portable, atv and trailer cost $70,000
  • No truck driving experience necessary
  • Gained access right next to spill
  • No plugged hoses even with 45 feet of 3 inch hose
  • On site training of operator in less than 30 minutes
  • Skimmed 70% hydrocarbons in total recovered fluids
  • Consumed 1 litre of fuel per hour

The In-Viro-Drum™ Heli-Portable Unit was developed specifically to respond to oil spill or cleaning situations where a traditional vacuum truck had difficulty accessing.  It is light enough to be hauled in the back of a small 4×4 atv and simple enough to use that a new operator can be trained on site and can be skimming efficiently in less than 30 minutes.

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